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International Center for Humanistic Discourses records (University of California, Irvine)
MS.C.021  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Existence and Location of Originals
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Title: University of California, Irvine, International Center for Humanistic Discourses records
    Creator: International Center for Humanistic Discourses
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.C.021
    Physical Description: 3.2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1992-2000
    Abstract: This collection includes records for the operation of the International Center for Humanistic Discourses 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.
    Language of Material: English .

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are generally retained by the creators of the records and their heirs, unless transferred to the University of California. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    For information on use, copyright, and attribution, please visit: http://special.lib.uci.edu/using/publishing.html

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Irvine, International Center for Humanistic Discourses records. MS-C021. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of J. Hillis Miller, 2010.

    Existence and Location of Originals

    External media received, digital object numbers MSC021_DIG001-MSC021_DIG002

    Processing History

    Minimally processed by Kimberly Gallon, 2015.

    Historical Background

    The International Center for Humanistic Discourses at the University of California, Irvine, was created to study "the cultural function of the humanistic discourses and, more particularly, the constitutive contribution of the arts to the formation of culture." ICHD 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.
    ICHD organized the The International Conference on Humanistic Discourses, 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).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection includes records for the operation of the International Center for Humanistic Discourses 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.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in the following three series:
    1. Planning and conference material, circa 1990-2005 (bulk circa 1994-1996), 1.5 linear feet
    2. Conference recordings and transcripts,1993-2009, 1 linear foot
    3. Publications, 1993-2009, 0.4 linear foot

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Critical theory -- Audio-visual aids.
    Critical theory -- Archives.
    Krieger, Murray
    Derrida, Jacques
    Miller, J. Hillis (Joseph Hillis)
    International Conference for Humanistic Discourses