Encountering Oceans: Explorations of Space, Time, and the Human

 Humanities Center     Oct 1 2020 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Zoom Webinar

Please join us to launch a year-long exploration about Oceans. The oceans cover more than 70% of the earth’s surface and their depths are home to 94% of all living species. How have scholars, writers and artists tried to comprehend the vastness of oceans? What do they tell us about human and animal relationships across national and continental borders?  What do oceans reveal about human encounters with our environmental world?  What do oceans tell us about our past, present, and future?

Register: bit.ly/EncounterOceans


UCI Libraries’ Virtual Display on Oceans:  readings, films, and websites to start your exploration  guides.lib.uci.edu/oceanproject

Introduction:  Lorelei Tanji (University Librarian)

Opening Remarks: Angela Mooney D'Arcy (Acjachemen, Executive Director, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples)

Moderator:  Tyrus Miller (Dean, School of Humanities)


•  Alex Borucki (History, Center for Latin American Studies, Board Member of Slave Voyages)

Anneeth Kaur Hundle (Anthropology, Dhan Kaur Sahota Presidential Chair in Sikh Studies)

David Igler (History, Author of The Great Ocean: Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush)

Lyle Massey (Art History and Visual Studies, Director of Center for Early Cultures)

Co-Sponsored by the UCI Humanities Center and the UCI Libraries