Guide to the International Center for Humanistic Discourses, University of California, Irvine Records MS.C.021

Finding aid prepared by Carole McEwan
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
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University of California, Irvine
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Title: International Center for Humanistic Discourses, University of California, Irvine records
Identifier/Call Number: MS.C.021
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.2 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1992-2000
Abstract: This collection includes records for the operation of the International Center for Humanistic Discourse at the University of California, Irvine in the 1990s. Forms of materials include published papers, conference summaries, conference transcripts, correspondence, conference planning papers, the Humboldt grant proposal, member rosters, audio cassette recordings, photographs, and one VHS.
Creator: International Center for Humanistic Discourses.

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Historical Background

The International Center for Humanistic Discourses at the University of California, Irvine, was a research center to study "the cultural function of the humanistic discourses and, more particularly, the constitutive contribution of the arts to the formation of culture." (Quote from project proposal, circa 1992-1993). The center was established by a grant from the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation with matching support from UC Irvine. Principal investigators were Murray Krieger and Wolfgang Iser, but members of the center included Hazard Adams, Ernst Behler, Hendrik Birus, Jacques Derrida, J. Hillis Miller, K. Ludwig Pfeiffer, Bill Readings, Pauline Yu, and Wang Ching-hsien.
The center organized the The International Conference on Humanistic Discourse, held in 1994 (April 3-8) at UC Irvine, 1995 at UC Irvine, 1996 (September 16-20) in Munich, 1997 (October 5-11) in Seattle, and 1999 (April 7-9) at UC Irvine. Papers from the 1994, 1995, and 1996 conferences were published in the online journal Surfaces (University of Montreal).

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes records for the operation of the International Center for Humanistic Discourse at the University of California, Irvine in the 1990s. Forms of materials include published papers, conference summaries, conference transcripts, correspondence, conference planning papers, the Humboldt grant proposal, member rosters, audio cassette recordings, photographs, and one VHS.