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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Solving Mysteries at The Bancroft Library: The Fifth (Floor) Dimension

Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Kenna Fisher, MLIS, Manuscripts Cataloger, The Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

Ever wonder how Bancroft's wonderful collections are made ready for the public? Go behind the scenes with Bancroft manuscripts cataloger Kenna Fisher as she takes you on a journey through special collections processing. Fisher will discuss how she solved mysteries contained in two new acquisitions: a Gold Rush-era journal and a World War I collection.

A Medieval Gospel Book from Genocide to Restitution: Toros Roslin’s Zeytun Gospels, 1915-2015

Lecture | February 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, Associate Professor of Art History, UC Davis

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

The destruction of art, especially religious art, is one of the components of the genocidal phenomenon. Claims for the restitution of surviving religious and artistic objects form part post-conflict processes of survival or reconciliation. The widespread destruction of religious art is a well known dimension of the Armenian Genocide, yet its has rarely attracted critical attention. A rare example...   More >

Is There A Future for International Criminal Justice?

Lecture | February 15 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Stephen J. Rapp, former US Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Crimnial Justice, US State Dept

 Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

Stephen Rapp was Ambassador-at-Large (2009-2015) heading the Office of Global Criminal Justice in the US State Department, where he coordinated US Government support to international criminal tribunals, and to hybrid and national courts responsible for prosecuting persons charged with genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

Barbarians at the Gate: Socialist University, Upward Mobility, and New Intelligentsia in Postwar Poland

Lecture | February 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Agata Zysiak, Visiting Scholar, Institute for Advanced Study

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

After the social revolution brought on by WWII and a new political order, Polish society started on a path of intense reconstruction. A freshly established university in the "Polish Manchester" - Łódź - serves as a case study to examine postwar visions of academia, reforms of higher education, and upward mobility. The socialist university project was designed for the people and was a...   More >

Measuring Subgenres: Quantitative Approaches to Paratextual Labeling and Readers’ Expectations

Lecture | February 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4125A (level D)

 Nicholas Paige, UC Berkeley French

 Department of French

This event will feature two presentations of ongoing quantitative research into the adoption of labels for novelistic subgenres — phrases such as “a novel of manners” and “a historical novel.” Is the appearance of generic subtitles on title pages a reliable indicator of a novel’s content? Do such subtitles spread in a predictable fashion, and to what extent does their use traverse national and...   More >

The Merit of Words and Letters: Sutra Recitation in Japanese Zen

Lecture | February 15 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Erez Joskovich, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Classical Chan/Zen literature is famous for its disparagement of scriptural authority, ranging from the well-known slogan “separate transmission outside the scriptures...,” attributed to Bodhidharma, to stories of renowned Zen masters abusing Buddhist scriptures. Nevertheless, similar to other Buddhist schools, incantations of sutras and invocation of dhāranī have been a significant...   More >

Fatum: Destiny in Greece and Rome: Sather Lecture #2

Lecture | February 15 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time and location

 Maurizio Bettini, Università degli Studi di Siena

 Department of Classics

SOLD OUT - The Science of Cannabis: The Neuroscience of Cannabis

Lecture | February 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

How does Cannabis affect our brain, mind, and behavior? The subjective experiences, therapeutic uses, and potential for abuse associated with Cannabis are related to the plant’s complex botanical chemistry and the impact of this chemistry on body and psyche.

$30 / $25 UCBG Members / $15 Current students