EPIC Inaugural Conference Humanities Now: Transformative Teaching

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The EPIC Program is pleased to invite you to our Inaugural Conference, Humanities Now: Transformative Teaching on April 5-6, 2018. This conference encompasses many of our programmatic investments towards innovative teaching and learning in the humanities during EPIC’s five-year span. We are excited to bring panelists to campus that work within the humanities or in interdisciplinary humanities fields who are committed to creating inclusive and impactful learning environments for students through their pedagogical approaches and research work. We will also be highlighting the work of UCLA’s own faculty members, graduate students, and experts in panels on inclusive teaching, digital humanities, public humanities and engaged teaching, and graduate student professional development. Through this conference, we hope to showcase humanities teaching as a locus for cutting-edge and culturally responsive teaching, while showcasing the immense value of humanities education.

Humanities Now: Transformative Teaching
EPIC Inaugural Conference

Thursday, April 5, 2018

4:00 pm Registration opens
4:30 pm Welcome: Dr. Lisa Felipe, EPIC Program Director
4:40 pm Opening Remarks and Keynote Introduction: Dean David Schaberg, Humanities Division
5:00 pm Keynote Address by Dr. Jerry Kang, UCLA Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
5:45 pm Welcome Reception

Friday, April 6, 2018

8:00 am Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am Keynote Address by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities

9:45 am Panel Session: Inclusive Classrooms

  • Edna Chavarry, Director Academic Affairs Initiative, Santa Monica College
  • Catherine Knight Steele, Assistant Professor Department of Communications; Project Director: Synergies Among Digital Humanities and African-American History and Culture at the University of Maryland
  • Mana Hayakawa, Doctoral Student, Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA
  • Peter Chesney, Doctoral Student, Department of History at UCLA

11:15 am Panel Session: Innovative Teaching with Technology

  • Mary Flanagan, Professor of Film and Media Studies and Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College
  • Miriam Posner, Assistant Professor, GSEIS at UCLA
  • Juliette Levy, Associate Professor, History Department, UC Riverside
  • Craig Messner, Doctoral Student, Department of English at UCLA

12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Panel Session: Community Engaged Teaching

  • Sara Ogger, Executive Director, Humanities New York
  • Gary Handwerk, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Washington
  • Elizabeth Goodhue, Associate Director for Engaged Teaching at UCLA
  • Carrie Sanders, Doctoral Student, Department of History at UCLA

3:00 pm Panel Conversation: Pedagogical Training and the Market

  • Annie Maxfield, Associate Director, Graduate Student Relations and Services at UCLA
  • Chris Mott, Senior Lecturer and Director of TA Training Program, English Department at UCLA
  • David MacFadyen, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Comparative Literature at UCLA
  • Rebecca Lippman, Doctoral Student, Department of Comparative Literature at UCLA

4:30 pm Respondent Conversation: Graduate Student Voices

  • Zachary Biondi, Doctoral Student, Department of Philosophy at UCLA
  • Diana Librandi, Doctoral Student, Department of Classics at UCLA
  • Yan Zhou, Doctoral Student, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA
  • Vanessa Febo, Doctoral Student and EPIC Graduate Student Researcher, Department of English at UCLA

5:30 pm Closing Reception

RSVP for the EPIC Inaugural Conference has closed. Please contact nfrimandev@humnet.ucla.edu for questions.

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