Oceans are rarely neutral places. They provoke the human imagination, arouse emotions of fear and nostalgia, and are sites of pleasure, contemplation, heroism, and death. For the 2020-2021 Conversations That Matter series, the UCI Humanities Center seeks to foster understanding of how the oceans and waterways of the world have shaped humanities-based inquiry and cultural production. We invite proposals that explore the “blue humanities” or how oceans and oceanic connections shift our concepts of space, time, and human relations to the environment and the non-human. The “Oceans” theme also provides an opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary dialogue, bringing the humanities into conversation with science, technology, engineering, arts, and medicine. We also seek to engage with multiple publics: the academic community at UCI and beyond, the campus-wide community including students and staff, as well as the regional community of Orange County and Southern California.

Announcing: The Stories from the Sea Undergraduate Internship 2020-2021

Interested in honing your skills as a researcher and interviewer?

Want to conduct interviews and share local stories about the sea?

The “Stories from the Sea” project invites UCI undergraduates to partner with community residents in Newport Beach to record personal histories and memories of important encounters with the sea.  

To learn more, see the announcement and flier.

To apply, please complete this form by Sept. 30, 2020:  http://bit.ly/StoriesFromSea

Art work by Ann Phong, Looking Up from the Ocean, 41"Hx32"W, Acrylic (2016)