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Friday, March 10, 2017

Katherine Schofield | The Place of Pleasure: Music in Mughal Thought and Society, 1593–1707

Lecture | March 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Katherine Butler Schofield, Senior Lecturer in Music, King's College London

 Munis Faruqui, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies, the University of California, Berkeley.

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

A talk by Katherine Butler Schofield, cultural historian and ethnomusicologist whose work focuses on South Asia.

From Morphology to Structuralism: Goethe, Levi-Strauss, and the Sciences of the Concrete

Lecture | March 10 | 2-4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 802 (Social Science Matrix)

 Michael Saman, Independent Scholar

 Townsend Center Working Group on Form and Formalism, Linguistic Anthropology Working Group

This talk addresses the core “epistemological attitude” that Lévi-Strauss says connects his work with Goethe’s, and, proceeding from this, traces out salient parallels between the interpretive paradigms and anthropological methods of both thinkers.

Transportation as a Language: Mobility management of China’s urban billion

Lecture | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Jinhua Zhao, MIT

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: The rapid urbanization and economic growth in China uniquely characterize her transportation challenges and corresponding solutions. Extraordinary growth calls for extraordinary measures. Boldness in both infrastructure development and policy design seems commonplace in China’s transportation arena. This talk, however, will present the subtleties in these bold designs through three...   More >

Dillenberg Lecture Series Presents: Pseudo-Arabic as a Marker of Christian Identity in Middle Byzantine Art and Architecture

Lecture | March 10 | 5-7 p.m. |  Doug Adams Gallery

 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Alicia Walker, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College

 Center for the Arts & Religion at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

"Things" can help us understand social identities, relationships, and practices in the medieval world, especially in situations where textual documentation is minimal or completely absent. This paper explores how pseudo-Arabic motifs on medieval Christian buildings and objects materialized social identities and spiritual authority among monastic communities across the eastern Mediterranean,...   More >

Working Group in Ancient Philosophy: Plato’s Butcher

Lecture | March 10 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Verity Harte, Yale University

 Townsend Working Group in Ancient Philosophy

Aaron Shurin and Kevin Killian

Lecture | March 10 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Aaron Shurin, professor/ writer; Kevin Killian, writer

 Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, author

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Aaron Shurin is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose, most recently The Skin of Meaning, and is professor emeritus at the University of San Francisco MFA in Writing program.

Kevin Killian, one of the original New Narrative writers, has written three novels, a book of memoirs, forty-five plays, four books of stories, and three books of poetry.

Programmer Sunnylyn Thibodeaux is the...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission Event is included with admission