2024 Annual Meeting Program

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All events will take place at Pauley Ballroom (3rd floor, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720), unless otherwise indicated. All events are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Tuesday, May 28 | Wednesday, May 29 | Thursday, May 30 | Friday, May 31 | Saturday, June 1

Tuesday, May 28

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Registration open, David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Opening Keynote, David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

    • Opening Address: Chancellor Carol Christ
    • Introductions: President Stephen Best
    • Poetry reading: Solmaz Sharif (UC Berkeley), Polina Barskova (UC Berkeley), Aracelis Girmay (Stanford)
  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm | Opening Reception, David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Wednesday, May 29

  • 8:00am - 9:00am | Breakfast and Patio Conversations

  • 9:00am - 11:00am | Membership Plenary

    • 9:00am - 10:00am | Directors Meeting | A member-led discussion on leading a humanities center or institute. All attendees, particularly those leading centers and institutes, are welcome to attend this session.
      • Teresa Mangum (University of Iowa)
      • Cristina Stanciu (Virginia Commonwealth University)
    • 10:00am - 10:15am | A State of the Consortium | A brief report from CHCI staff
    • 10:15am - 11:00am | CHCI Research Initiatives
  • 11:00am - 11:15am | Coffee Break

  • 11:15am - 12:45pm | What is a Scholar at Risk?

  • 12:45pm - 1:45pm | Lunch & Patio Conversations

  • 1:45pm - 2:45pm | CHCI Public Humanities Network

  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm | Coffee Break

  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm | Borders, Citizenship, Statelessness

    • Chair: Kader Konuk (Academy in Exile)
  • 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Membership Dinner (Optional), Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Crystal Ballroom, 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

    • Pre-registration required. $135/person.
    • Includes a beer and wine open bar for the first two hours and a three-course plated dinner.

Thursday, May 30

  • 8:00am - 9:00am | Breakfast and Patio Conversations

  • 9:00am - 10:30am | At Home / In Exile

    • Prathama Banerjee (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies)
    • Thomas Keenan (Bard)
  • 10:30am - 10:45am | Coffee Break

  • 10:45am - 12:15pm | CHCI Administration Network

  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm | Lunch & Patio Conversations

  • 1:15pm - 2:15pm | CHCI Critical Humanities Spaces Network

  • 2:15pm - 2:30pm | Coffee Break

  • 2:30pm - 3:45pm | California at Risk: Regional Responses to Global Challenges

    • Chair: Susan Derwin (UC Santa Barbara)
    • Scholars at Risk: Christina Lux (UC Merced)
    • The Humanities & AI: Pranav Anand (UC Santa Cruz)
    • Environmental Humanities: Julia Lupton (UCHRI) and Amanda Swain (UC Irvine)
  • 3:45pm - 4:00pm | Coffee Break

  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Keynote: Judith Butler

Friday, May 31

  • 8:00am - 9:00am | Breakfast and Patio Conversations

  • 9:00am - 11:00am | Best Practices for Humanities Centers

    • Chair: Patricia Parker (UNC Chapel Hill)
  • 11:00am - 11:15am | Coffee Break

  • 11:15am - 12:45pm | Psychic Precarity

    • Chair: Ranjana Khanna (Duke)
  • 12:45pm - 1:45pm | Lunch & Patio Conversations

  • 1:45pm - 3:15pm | Humanities Research Infrastructure

    • Caroline Levine (Cornell)
    • Christopher Newfield (Independent Social Research Foundation)
  • 3:15pm - 3:30pm | Coffee Break

  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm | Closing Keynote: Robin Kelley

Saturday, June 1

  • Lunchtime | mak-'amham/Cafe Ohlone (Optional, $90/person, max 40 registrants) | Lunch and education session at this Ohlone Indian cultural institution housed outside the UC Berkeley Hearst Museum of Anthropology on campus, presented by owners Louis and Vincent who will speak on indigenous gastronomy and Ohlone culture.

  • 10:00am - 1:00pm | Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour (Optional, $25/person, max 25 registrants): Discover a century of South Asian American activist history on this two-mile walking tour of Berkeley with community historians Barnali Ghosh and Anirvan Chatterjee.

  • TBD | Tour of UC Berkeley campus and its immediate area and/or an area institution ($25/person, max 25 registrants): Details to come! We hope to offer a morning tour for this opportunity.