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IRB Submission 101
IRB Submission 101    (09/28/18)

Confused about Human Subjects rules and humanities research? Laverne Estañol, Assistant Director, Human Research Protections, provided explanations, tips and resources at her May 10 presentation in the Humanities Commons. We've compiled the essentials here.

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Documenting War Grad Student Works-in-Progress
Documenting War Grad Student Works-in-Progress    (06/11/18)

The "Documenting War" Mellon Sawyer Seminar supported graduate students working on constructing civilian and military deaths in early 20th c. Russia, a novel about the Columbian diaspora and violence in their homeland and a novel on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Join us as Olivia Humphrey, Rebecca Sacks, and Jaime Lalinde present their works in progress

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An easy to use guide for Topic Modeling
An easy to use guide for Topic Modeling    (05/18/18)

Scott Kleinman (English, CSU Northridge) gave a workshop on topic modeling as an analytical tool for humanities research. A video recording of the workshop, along with slides and other resources, is available on the WhatEvery1Says project website.

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Kourosh Alizadeh, 2017 Public Fellow
Kourosh Alizadeh, 2017 Public Fellow    (05/17/18)

Philosophy PhD student Kourosh Alizadeh worked with the Santa Ana Public Libraries as part of the Humanities Out There Public Fellows program in 2017.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Mark Ocegueda
Graduate Student Spotlight: Mark Ocegueda    (04/17/18)

Mark Ocegueda (History) recently received a UC MEXUS grant towards his dissertation research on the Mexican American community in San Bernardino. Mark shares about his scholarship, inspiration, and family history.

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Are the digital humanities the humanities?
Are the digital humanities the humanities?    (04/17/18)

These debates are the focus of a symposium co-sponsored by the Data Science Initiative and the Humanities Commons' DH Working Group on Friday, Feb 5, 10 am to 5 pm in CalIT2.

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Mellon Humanities Faculty Fellow Matthew Dworkin
Mellon Humanities Faculty Fellow Matthew Dworkin    (04/17/18)

Matthew Dworkin graduated with a PhD in Philosophy in 2016 and is now a Faculty Fellow in Humanities Commons.

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Olivia Humphrey, 2017 Humanities Out There Public Fellow
Olivia Humphrey, 2017 Humanities Out There Public Fellow    (04/17/18)

Olivia Humphrey applied her skills as a historian, along with an interest in publicly accessible scholarship, to establish the LARB China Channel.

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Soodabeh Malekzadeh, 2017 Public Fellow
Soodabeh Malekzadeh, 2017 Public Fellow    (04/09/18)

History PhD student Soodabeh Malekzadeh worked with the Heritage Museum of Orange County as part of the Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program in 2017.

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Anandi Rao, 2017 Public Fellow
Anandi Rao, 2017 Public Fellow    (04/09/18)

Comparative Literature PhD student Anandi Rao worked with PBS SoCal as part of the Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program in 2017.

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Olivia Humphrey, 2017 Public Fellow
Olivia Humphrey, 2017 Public Fellow    (04/09/18)

History PhD student Olivia Humphrey worked with Los Angeles Review of Books as part of the Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program in 2017.

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American Identity and Democracy in the 21st centery
American Identity and Democracy in the 21st centery    (03/20/18)

If you missed the conference or you want to continue the conversations, read Provocations by our speakers in response to the question: who do we think we are?

Presented by UCI's Forum on the Academy and the Public and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Daniella McCahey, 2017 Public Fellow
Daniella McCahey, 2017 Public Fellow    (03/20/18)

History PhD student Daniella McCahey worked with Bowers Museum as part of the Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program in 2017.

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Gerald Maa, 2017 Public Fellow
Gerald Maa, 2017 Public Fellow    (03/20/18)

English PhD student Gerald Maa worked with the OC Parks Historical Division as part of the Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program in 2017.

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Shane Breitenstein, 2017 Public Fellow
Shane Breitenstein, 2017 Public Fellow    (03/09/18)

Visual Studies PhD student Shane Breitenstein worked with PBS SoCal as part of the Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program in 2017.

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Deanna Kashani, 2017 Public Fellow
Deanna Kashani, 2017 Public Fellow    (03/09/18)

Visual Studies PhD student Deanna Kashani worked with Bowers Museum as part of the Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program in 2017.

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Tavleen Kaur, 2017 Public Fellow
Tavleen Kaur, 2017 Public Fellow    (03/02/18)

Visual Studies PhD student Tavleen Kaur worked with the Santa Ana Public Library (SAPL) as part of the Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program in 2017.

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Leopoldo Peña, 2017 Public Fellow
Leopoldo Peña, 2017 Public Fellow    (03/02/18)

Spanish and Portuguese PhD student Leopoldo Peña worked with the Laguna Art Museum as part of the Humanities Out There Public Fellows Program in 2017.

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Happy New Year from the Humanities Commons staff!
Happy New Year from the Humanities Commons staff!    (02/07/18)

We look forward to continuing to work with Humanities faculty and graduate students - Saeid, Erica, Angelica and Amanda

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