A Note from the Director
The Center for the Humanities is launching two years of sponsored research on the theme of "Water." We will be hosting a total of 14 fellows (8 faculty fellows, 4 graduate fellows, and 2 postdocs), visiting speakers, a bi-weekly seminar, and a conference in the final year. The Wild and Scenic film festival kicks off the water theme for us and will be held downtown, at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center (in collaboration with CITRIS). We are hosting capacity-building workshops, brownbag series, and a Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities; Doris Sommer, from Harvard University. We also invite you to join us for a free performance of Henry V in UC Merced's amphitheater, organized by Katie Brokaw, and for a conference organized by Ma Vang, titled "Southeast Asian American Legacies: 40 Years After the Vietnam War." All our events are open to the public. We hope that you can join us!
Director of the UC Merced Center for the Humanities