Our grants have funded work on topics ranging from doctor-patient interactions in Spanish to the history of Los Angeles.
Join us for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival to kick off our 2 years of research on "Water."
For the next two years, we're hosting 13 research fellows working on the topic of "Water." (photo by our research fellow Teamrat Ghezzehei)


Center for the Humanities

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 13 fellows (7 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!


Ignacio López-Calvo

Director of the UC Merced Center for the Humanities