Arts & Humanities

chapter and verse

Chapter and Verse

UCI’s renowned M.F.A. program in creative writing continues to churn out heavyweight talent

By the numbers: 1.1 billion reasons to feel good about 2016

It was a year of firsts … and a year of records

Mellon Foundation grant to support humanities research on a complex, changing world

With a $1.5 million grant to UCI from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the UC Humanities Research Institute will explore new methods to understand rapidly evolving contemporary social and technological developments that defy traditional research approaches in the humanities. The Inquiry & Its Infrastructures: Horizons of the Humanities initiative will analyze four major themes: the […]

Map of the slave trade out of Africa, 1500-1900.

Tracking the slave trade

Grant allows UCI historian to add intra-American voyages to trans-Atlantic database

The iPhone’s ancestor

UCI writer takes a nostalgic look at how the Sony Walkman changed the world – and uncovers lessons about fear of technology

UCI historian wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Heidi Tinsman, history professor and affiliated faculty in gender & sexuality studies at UCI, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities category and field of European and Latin American history. The award is one of 175  granted by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s board of trustees from among nearly 3,000 applicants. […]

English professor is finalist for $100,000 poetry award

English professor Amy Gerstler is a finalist for the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, which bestows $100,000 on a midcareer poet. Gerstler, who teaches in UCI’s M.F.A. Programs in Writing, is one of five contenders for the prize. Her works of poetry, nonfiction and journalism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The American Poetry Review. Gerstler’s most recent book, Scattered […]

next 50

UCI’s Next 50

A change in leadership and a golden anniversary mark the start of a new era – and vision – for the university

Setting the historical record straight

Book co-written by UCI history professor reinterprets Colonial New England practice of ‘warning out’ strangers

UCI poet up for National Book Award

“Press one if you’d like to speak to Attila the Hun. Press two if your Jacuzzi is filled with eels.” – from “A Short History of Sublime Moments on Hold,” by Amy Gerstler Scattered at Sea, a poetry collection by UCI English professor Amy Gerstler, is in the running for the 2015 National Book Award […]