Public Engagement: Humanities Out There

Humanities Out There was founded in 1997 to promote service learning and public engagement for humanities students at UCI. It has received grants from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and GEAR UP. The program was founded by Julia Lupton under the leadership of then-Dean Michael P. Clark. Subsequent directors included Robert Moeller, Vicki Ruiz, Lynn Mally, and Glen Mimura.

Undergraduates at the Bowers Museum

In 2015-16, H.O.T. is partnering with the Bowers Kidseum in Santa Ana to provide interns for the afterschool program. The museum setting and the urban environment will provide opportunities for exchange and engagement with K-8 students from the Santa Ana community. If you are an undergraduate interested in joining Humanities Out There, please register for the H.O.T. Practicum, Human 195. The course meets Mondays 3:00-3:50 in HH105; students will go to the Bowers in Santa Ana one afternoon a week. For more information about the class and registration information, visit the Humanities Out There website

Graduate Student Public Fellows

Humanities Out There provides the opportunity for humanities graduate students to contribute to programming and communications at local arts and culture institutions. H.O.T. Public Fellows apply and expand their humanities research and writing capacities in a non-profit setting. In 2016-2017, Humanities Out There will offer seven internships in Winter/Spring (one afternoon a week), two academic quarter interships, and two summer internships. More information is available on the Humanities Out There website

Past H.O.T. Projects

Founded as a collaborative enterprise between UCI’s School of Humanities and Orange County schools, H.O.T. reached over three hundred high school students and their teachers each year.  H.O.T. brought faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff into direct dialogue with our counterparts in the public schools in order to create a new community of scholar-citizens united by shared values of intellectual inquiry, action through creativity, and civic inclusiveness.  Workshops engaged high school students issues of historical significance and contemporary urgency through readings, discussion questions, and writing exercises.  The 1997-203 H.O.T. program in the Santa Ana and Orange school districts received support from UCI’s Center for Educational Partnerships in collaboration with UCI’s California History-Social Science Project.

The UCI History Project

The UCI History Project is an organization of teachers, historians, and affiliated scholars that promotes history education through professional development programs and leadership opportunities for Southern California teachers

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