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Colloquium with Gustavo Arellano

Local History, Public History, and Southern California Storyscapes

A Colloquium with Gustavo Arellano

Introduction by Professor Tiffany López

With response by Professor Susan Straight

February 19th, 2014 3:30-5:00 p.m. INTS 1113

Gustavo Arellano is the editor of OC Weekly, an alternative newspaper in Orange County, California, author of Orange County: A Personal History and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, and lecturer with the Chicana and Chicano Studies department at California State University, Fullerton. He writes “¡Ask a Mexican!,” a nationally syndicated column in which he answers any and all questions about America’s spiciest and largest minority. The column has a weekly circulation of over 2 million in 39 newspapers across the United States, won the 2006 and 2008 Association of Alternative Weeklies award for Best Column, and was published in book form by Scribner Press in May 2007.

Sponsored by the History Department Colloquium Series, the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Science, the program in Public History, the Department of Ethnic Studies, and Chicano Student Programs.


Rethinking Debates on Digital Learning

Critical Digital Humanities is hosting a talk on debates on digital learning by UCR History Professor Juliette Levy.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 12th from 4-5:30pm in the English department conference room (HMNSS 2212).

Please consider joining us for a lively discussion on digital pedagogy. Light refreshments will be provided. See attached flyer for more info.

We hope to see you there!

Feb 12 flyer

Digital Pedagogy workshop for TAs

Ever wondered what digital pedagogy is? Want to know what it’s like to teach online?

Wonder no more.

On February 19th, 2014 , join us for an introductory session on digital pedagogy.

We will introduce you to what Canvas is and does. We will show you some of the applications that make online teaching as good (and sometimes better) than Face-2-Face teaching, and we’ll discuss some of the best practices for online education in the physical classroom and in the virtual one.

Location: UC Riverside, Surge 170

Date and time: Wednesday February 19th 4-6PM

This is the first of hopefully many sessions aimed at training graduate students (and anyone else) in digital pedagogies.

Please RSVP to Juliette Levy –

Juliette Levy teaches online and face-2-face in the History Department at UCR and at UC- Online.

Digital Pedagogies workshop flyer

Lightning Talk on Transgressive Research Methods

UCR’s Critical Digital Humanities and Medical Narratives Mellon research groups are hosting a Lunchtime Lightning Talks Event, Transgressive Research Methods: What Happens when the Humanities Engages with Science? on October 24, 2013 from 11:30 – 1:00 in HMNSS 2212. This event is open to faculty, graduates, and undergraduates, and lunch will be provided.

This Discussion-Based event will take the form of 5-7 minute “Lightning” talks, presented by faculty and graduate students. These quick interventions will focus on the ethics, values, limitations, and possibilities of interdisciplinary research methods, with the goal of generating inquiry, reflection, and discussion among the participants around the following, and other related, issues:

What features characterize “truly interdisciplinary” research?
How does the blend of methodologies, topics, and questions from across humanistic and scientific disciplines both limit and/or expand our notions of Research?
What are the ethical considerations involved in cross-disciplinarity?
How do we assign (or reject) value to work that straddles disciplinary borders?
How does the future of the disciplined academy and academic work appear, as grants and honors become more available to work that claims “interdisciplinarity.”?

We look forward to your participation at what promises to be a lively, critical, and thought-provoking event! If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lozier at or Kyle Harp at

The Critical Digital Humanities and Medical Narratives Mellon Workgroups

transgressive methods flier

Media in the Archives: Libraries, Popular Culture, and the Digital

Please join the panel discussion this Wednesday, October 16, 3:30-5pm (History Library) on “Media in the Archives: Libraries, Popular Culture, and the Digital,” moderated by UCR History Professor Randy Head and featuring Dr. Dan Lewis (head of manuscripts and Dibner Senior Curator of Science, Medicine, and Technology), Jessica Taylor (NBC Universal Archives and Collections), and Dr. Brian Geiger (UCR Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research). Note that all of these organizations have a track record of hiring UCR grad students and have paid internships.

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