Institute for the Study of Culture & Society


Welcome to ICS! We are an interdisciplinary research institute that promotes the production and dissemination of original work in traditional disciplines within the humanities, arts, and social sciences; in established interdisciplines; and in newly emerging fields of inquiry. We hope you will join us at one of our lectures, conferences, or seminars/workshops that take place throughout the academic year.

Spring 2015 ICS Lecture Series: Activism and the Imaginary

Rebecca Solnit
February 23, 2015
Workshop - 11:00 - 1:00, 308 BTSU
Lecture - 6:00 - 7:30, Union Theater

San Francisco writer Rebecca Solnit is the author of sixteen books about art, landscape, public and collective life, ecology, politics, hope, meandering, reverie, and memory. They include The Faraway Nearby; Men Explain Things to Me; Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; As Eve Said o the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art; and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, for which Solnit received a Guggenheim fellowship, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award. She has worked on climate change, Native American land rights, and antinuclear, human rights, and antiwar issues as an activist and journalist. A contributing editor to Harper's and a frequent contributor to the political site Tomdispatch.com, Solnit has made her living as an independent writer since 1988.
These events are co-sponsored by English; Provost's Office; Graduate College; School of Cultural and Critical Studies; University Libraries; Honor's College; Women's Center; School of Art; Creative Writing; History; and the School of Earth, Environment and Society.
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ICS Latin American and Latino/a Studies Cluster - Fifth Annual Latin American and Latino/a Studies Student Research Conference

April 13, 2015

Keynote Address: "Looking at La Frontera/The Border"
David Maung

David Maung is a North American photojournalist who has lived and worked in the Tijuana, Mexico, region since 1996. Through the course of his work and travels he has developed a keen and intimate understanding of the complex and chaotic dynamics that define the U.S.-Mexico border.

Click here for the conference Call for Papers.