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COURSE ENHANCEMENT FELLOWSHIP GRANTS ON CITIES AND URBAN LIFE

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) is pleased to announce the availability of course enhancement grant fellowships for faculty teaching graduate or undergraduate courses on cities and urban life. Applications due April 30, 2017. More...


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: GLOBAL URBAN HUMANITIES UNDERGRADUATE COURSE ON CITIES AT A BAY AREA SITE

Interdisciplinary two-person faculty teams are invited to submit proposals for undergraduate Research Studio Courses for 2018, 2019 and 2020. Proposals due April 10, 2017 and October 1, 2017. More...


CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  GLOBAL URBAN HUMANITIES INITIATIVE GRADUATE COURSE ON A GLOBAL CITY/URBAN LIFE

GUH invites interdisciplinary two-person faculty teams to submit proposals for undergraduate Research Studio Courses for 2018, 2019 and 2020. Proposals due April 10, 2017 and October 1, 2017. More...


DIALOGUE & ROUND: A WORKSHOP WITH JIWON CHUNG

Jiwon Chung, artistic director of Kairos Theater Ensemble,  will collaborate with Carol Mancke, artist in residence in the Department of Comparative Literature, to present a workshop that uses Theatre of the Oppressed games and exercises to explore questions of social justice. Mancke is an architect and artist whose work has been featured at the Tate Modern’s Tate Exchange. More...


SLAVERY, COMMUNITY, FLORICULTURE, MUSIC + NATURE

Graduate students Amanda Su, Beatriz Herrera, Ben Lamb, Cristina Bejarano, and David O'Keefe offer their research stemming from GUH courses for the seventh annual Berkeley Circus. Talk topics include sex trafficking, Mexico's floriculture industry, community-building through the assembly of a sculptural installation, and uncovering nature through the musical avant-garde. More...


NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED: WOMEN AND LAND RIGHTS IN CHINA

"Their activism is not photogenic" but it's persistent and effective. Read our blogpost about Lanchih Po's fascinating talk on how women in southern China are challenging village power structure to assert their land rights.  More...