Public History — Previous Events
Flaws in the Diamond: Exploitation and Empire in South Africa, c. 1900
Selections from the Keystone-Mast Collection
This exhibition presents South Africa in forty pictures culled from the extraordinary riches of the Keystone-Mast Collection, part of the permanent collection of the California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock. Organized in four sections, Flaws in the Diamond: Exploitation and Empire in South Africa, c. 1900 forms a valuable portrait of South Africa undergoing rapid social and political change at the beginning of the last century. This presentation offers a glimpse of the forces that led to apartheid, the system of racial segregation implemented in 1948, and its eventual dismantling in 1994.
Flaws in the Diamond: Exploitation and Empire in South Africa, c. 1900 is an exhibition organized by the California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, and is guest curated by Thomas Cogswell, UCR Professor of History, with Santos Z. Roman, UCR graduate student in History.
Making Family History Matter
A UCR History Department colloquium
May 7, 2014
This event aims to consider the family as a unit of historical study and explore the potential of family as a lens to present larger histories of race, nation, and migration. Given the connections of family history with public history, oral history, and place-based projects, we will also consider family stories as they appear on the landscape and are marked and remembered, as well as the role of place in writing history.
Hamamatsu | Kite Experiments with Kristen Hayashi
Riverside Art Museum - Make series
In addition to honoring the diversity of Riverside’s community, this event celebrates the multi-cultural and multi-generational dynamic of the city’s population. Our event will bring Riverside families together through the observation of Children’s Day (kodomo no hi) traditions, which are celebrated every year on May 5 in Japan. On this day, carp-shaped kites or streamers called koi nobori are flown outside homes in Japan. A black koi, representing the father, a red koi, symbolizing the mother, and blue and black koi signifying the children solicit good health and bright futures.
Participants of all ages will have the opportunity to construct their own kites and test their flight at this Riverside Art Make event with artist and UCR graduate student, Kristen Hayashi. Everyone will also get to enjoy the precisely articulated rhythm of Japanese taiko drumming to celebrate life, appreciate the beauty of spring, and channel the transcendental and carefree nature of kites. Please join the Riverside Art Make as we celebrate the rejuvenation and promise of the spring season.
RAM Student Curatorial Council
Riverside Art Museum
in response to "Wild Blue Yonder"
Please join UCR Public History Students for the opening reception of their exhibits at the Riverside Art Museum (RAM) on Thursday, May 1, 6-9pm, in conjunction with "Wild Blue Yonder: Douglas McCulloh/Susan Straight." As participants in the RAM Student Curatorial Council, Steve Anderson, Bob Przeklasa, Nicolette Rohr, Carolyn Schutten, Megan Suster, and Susan Wood created exhibits on veterans in response to "Wild Blue Yonder."
Randall Lewis Seminar Series
Warehouse Work: Road to the Middle Class or to Economic Insecurity?
February 27, 2014
Art Pick Council Chamber
Riverside City Hall
This event is co-hosted by UC Riverside’s Center for Sustainable Suburban Development (CSSD) and Labor Studies Program, and an ongoing research project at UCR that is funded by the Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC).UCR Today news article on the event: http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/20787