Monthly Archives: December 2011

Image Source: Stone Theory Summer Institute website

On the Value of Interdisciplinarity and Interdisciplinary Values

Ever since the 1990s, the academy has seen a marked rise in the proliferation of interdisciplinary endeavors in humanistic scholarship that have sought to challenge the stagnation of disciplinarity, reinvigorate…

Five gold rectangles with rounded corners and slightly tilted angles are stacked on top of each other haphazardly. Where they overlap, the color darkens.

Update on HASTAC Community Standards

The holiday season being what it is, I forgot to post my update on the HASTAC Community Standards event I reported a few weeks ago. I hope everyone has been…

Jewish synagogue mosaic of Hamat Tiberias (Tiberias, Israel)

The Study of Religion on UC Campuses

The study of religious traditions, their practices, and related discourse is crucial to the broad field of humanities. Yet the academic study of religion has had its challenges in higher…


A report from the UC Davis Quad: the Dissent Lectures

Julie Sze, associate professor and director of the UC Davis American Studies program, offers “A report from the UC Davis Quad- the Dissent Lectures”: If I had a penny for…

Michael Andersen

UCSF Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine Culpeper Seminar Series

First Culpeper Seminar Series presenter Michael Andersen This Wednesday, December 7th, the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at UCSF launches its Culpeper Seminar Series with a presentation by…

Scott Saul

UCB Prof. Scott Saul talks Wattstax, Richard Pryor, and 1970′s Los Angeles

Last week, Berkeley American Studies and English Professor Scott Saul spoke with the UCSC urban studies research cluster (USRC) about Richard Pryor and his role in the documentary film Wattstax….