The UC Humanities Forum is designed to highlight emerging interdisciplinary research and multicampus research groups across the University of California.

Our goals are:
+ to share what’s happening in the humanities across the University of California with the world
+ to create a space for conversation on topics relevant to the humanities and the future of the University and higher education, and
+ to provide a network for Humanities faculty and graduate students to collaborate on shared research interests, both within and beyond the UC.

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This website is an initiative of the University of California Humanities Research Institute.


Jennifer E. Langdon
Associate Director

Sheila Earls
Communications and Project Coordinator

Web Support:

James McMillan
Systems Administrator

Maritess Steffen
Design and Media Specialist

About Our Bloggers

The UC Humanities Correspondents

This initiative draws on the collective expertise, interests and collaborative energy of a small interdisciplinary cadre of humanities graduate students working across the University of California to create a dynamic and interactive virtual network.

This year’s four UC Humanities Correspondents will continue to be “scholar-journalists,” that will not only maintain a connection to programs and events across the UC humanities institutes and campuses, but will also cover a “beat” that reflects their own research interests and the larger questions facing the humanities today.

>> Meet the UC Humanities Correspondents >>

The Humanities and Changing Conceptions of Work

The Humanities and Changing Conceptions of Work projects assess critical transformations in the conception and experience of work and address how humanities practitioners can prepare young scholars for the work that awaits them in 21st-century global society.

Funded by an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this ambitious UC-wide program of research activities includes competitively selected multi-campus working groups, graduate seminars, webinars and conferences, a summer institute and a residential research group at UCHRI.

Over the course of the three-year research initiative a series of Working Groups will examine different topics on the changing and contrasting nature of work in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Each Working Group includes a graduate student participant who will be contributing to the UC Humanities Forum to communicate the status of their projects with each other as well as to disseminate information about issues raised in the working group discussions and, in turn, communicate the exchanges to the working groups.