Institute on California and the West (ICW)

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The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW) is a center for scholarly investigation of the history and culture of California and the American West. Through sponsorship of innovative scholarship and research, ICW draws on the resources of the University of Southern California and The Huntington Library to build an innovative and unique collaboration between a research university and a research library.

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Arab Routes: Pathways to Syrian California (USC ICW)

ICW California & the World Lecture Series Los Angeles is home to the largest population of people of Middle Eastern origin and descent in the United States....

2/19 12pm
Finding God Through Yoga: Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age (USC ICW)

ICW California & the World Lecture Series Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952), a Hindu missionary to the United States, wrote one of the world’s most highly...

3/24 12pm
Lindley Bynum, Huntington Library

Drawing upon their half-century of collective experience, the Huntington Library’s curators responsible for its Western, Pacific Rim, and California holdings...

4/1 4pm
The New American Dream: From North Africa to California (USC ICW)

ICW California & the World Lecture Series The New American Dream: From North Africa to California is the first history of immigrants of North African origin...

4/13 12pm

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