Encountering Oceans: Explorations of Space, Time and the Human

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Thursday, October 1 | 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Zoom (register to receive the link)

Presented by UCI Libraries and UCI Humanities Center

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?


UCI Libraries' virtual display on oceans: readings to start your exploration.

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

Introduction: Lorelei Tanji (University Librarian)

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)


This event is co-sponsored by the UCI Humanities Center and the UCI Libraries

Click here to register.

Click here to view the Library Guide, Oceans Project.

Find out more about the UCI Oceans initiative here.