EVENT: How do we find meaning in destruction and chaos? UCI’s series “Documenting War” brings together scholars, military personnel, artists and journalists to explore the genres, rhetoric and real effects of wartime documentation and postwar reflections.

WHEN/WHERE: Oct. 20 and Nov. 9-30 at Humanities Gateway 1030 (bldg. 611, grid E7 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_15_map_campus_core.pdf) and the Student Center’s Viewpoint Gallery (bldg. 113, grid E8 on campus map)

INFORMATION: All events are open and free to the public. For those held in Humanities Gateway, parking is available in the Mesa Parking Structure (grid C7 on campus map). For those held at the Viewpoint Gallery, parking is available in the Student Center Parking Structure (grid D9 on campus map). Visitor parking is $10 per day or $2 per hour. Media planning to attend should contact Annabel Adams at 949-824-8925 or amadams@uci.edu. Attendance and parking are complimentary for media who RSVP in advance.

Thursday, Oct. 20 – Humanities Gateway 1030
11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: “Photographing War” panel, with Luis Sinco, photojournalist with the Los Angeles Times who covered the war in Iraq from 2003 to 2004

Wednesday, Nov. 9-Tuesday, Nov. 29 – Viewpoint Gallery, Student Center
7 a.m.-midnight daily: “War Diaries” exhibition, featuring the journal entries of former tank commander and Marine Lt. Tim McLaughlin, the work of writer Peter Maas and stills by British photographer Gary Knight – whose paths crossed in 2003 in the Iraqi desert-turned-war zone (The three men will attend the Nov. 9 opening from 7 to 9 p.m.)

Thursday, Nov. 10 – Humanities Gateway 1030
11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: “War Diaries” panel, with Gary Knight, Tim McLaughlin and Peter Maas

Wednesday, Nov. 30 – Humanities Gateway 1030
6-8 p.m.: UCI alumnus David Morris, a war correspondent and Marine, will discuss his critically acclaimed book The Evil Hours, a moving and powerful account of post-traumatic stress disorder in its many incarnations.

BACKGROUND:     This series, co-sponsored by UCI’s Department of Asian American Studies and doctoral program in visual studies, is part of a yearlong Sawyer Seminar funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit http://sites.uci.edu/documentingwar.