Humanities

UCI announces 2018-19 Hellman Fellows

Seven early-career faculty members receive funding to support research

UCI’s Samuel Jordan Center to host 12th Biennial Iranian Studies Conference

EVENT: The University of California, Irvine’s Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture will host the 12th Biennial Iranian Studies Conference, a series of events celebrating Iranian scholarship and culture. The four-day conference will bring together hundreds of experts, students, academic and nonacademic researchers, and aficionados of Iranian studies for a range of panels, […]

Former dean of the School of Humanities is named president of The Huntington Library

Karen Lawrence, UCI professor emerita of English and former dean of the School of Humanities (1998-2007), has been named president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens in San Marino, effective Sept. 1. “We are thrilled that Karen has received this appointment,” said Tyrus Miller, current dean of the School of Humanities. “Her […]

Cross-pollinating the future

New dean believes interdisciplinary humanities are key to addressing complex contemporary problems

Hawaiian native Noah Patterson Hanohano Dolim is a graduate student in History.

No place like home

Hawaii native ventures to mainland in hopes of making island history mainstream

Media maven

Humanities commencement speaker Sona Patel ’06 discusses post-UCI success

UCI-created computer game that immerses players in 19th-century Ghana wins award

The UCI-created computer game “Sankofa” has won a bronze medal in the 2018 International Serious Play Awards. It was developed by Magda El Zarki, professor of computer science and director of UCI’s Institute for Virtual Environments & Computer Games; Patricia Seed, professor of history; and Jessica Kernan, industry professional and institute staff member. “Sankofa” teaches […]

UCI professor emeritus of history makes legacy gift to support graduate students

UCI professor emeritus of history James Given and his wife Ruth have created a $500,000 endowment for UCI’s Department of History, to be paid from their estate after both have passed. The gift will enable history graduate students to conduct dissertation research domestically or internationally and to present their research at conferences. “We are incredibly grateful […]

Shakespeare is alive and well at UCI

For more than 400 years, William Shakespeare’s plays have endured. They’ve been studied, performed, remixed and celebrated across generations and geographies. As we celebrate his April birthday, we also celebrate the three-year anniversary of the launch of the UCI Shakespeare Center. Co-directed by Julia Reinhard Lupton, professor of English and associate dean for humanities research, and […]

Chancellor’s Professor of art history awarded NEH summer stipend to support book project

Cécile Whiting, Chancellor’s Professor of art history, has been awarded a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the completion of her book Global War and the New American Landscape, 1939-48. “I am thrilled to receive an NEH grant,” Whiting said. “It will enable me to finish archival and photographic research […]