Thursday, October 18, 2018
Lecture | October 18 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In 2005, Royland Lobato arrived in the Bay Area from his native Cuba. Born in Guantanamo, his fascination with the folklore of the island drove him to become a teacher of Cubas musical and dance traditions, especially its Afro-Cuban elements, but also its contemporary popular expression, such as rueda de casino, rumba, son, and other forms. In this lecture, Lobato will discuss his experience as... More >
Bancroft Library Roundtable: Education as the Project of Freedom: A Study of the Berkeley Experimental Schools Project, 1968-76
Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, O'Neill Room
Joanne Tien, UC Berkeley
Joanne Tien will discuss how teachers and students in the Berkeley Experimental Schools Project navigated the ideological tension between constructivist pedagogical approaches and the cultivation of explicit political values that challenge systems of oppression.
The O'Neill Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.
Lecture | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University
This lecture is drawn from Rey Chows chapter in the anthology Sound Objects (Duke UP, forthcoming), ed. James A. Steintrager and Rey Chow. By foregrounding crucial connections among sound studies, poststructuralist theory, and contemporary acousmatic experiences, the lecture presents listening as a trans-disciplinary problematic through which different fields of study resonate in fascinating ways.
Lecture | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, This is a webinar event.
UCBHSSP is pleased to co-sponsor with the National Humanities Center, this virtual scholar talk with the Professor Robin Einhorn of the UC Berkeley Department of History.
This webinar will examine the relevant clauses of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, along with extracts from and letters about the key debates in the Continental Congress, Philadelphia convention, and some... More >
This is a virtual event.
Lecture | October 18 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University
Electoral politics in the state of Uttar Pradesh is undergoing profound changes. A long phase of explicit caste and religion-based electoral politics has given way to inclusive political discourses and electoral strategies that have produced more diverse assemblies, in terms of caste and communities composition. At the same time, a new political class has emerged, grounded in local business... More >
Lecture | October 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Brazil was the site of the largest slave-based economy in the Americas and the last country in the hemisphere to abolish the institution. For most of the twentieth century, Brazil was described as a racial democracy a place where clear racial categories and race-based discrimination do not exist. This presentation discusses the history of slavery, emancipation, and post-emancipation in Brazil... More >
The Unconscious Is Structured Like a Workplace: Brainwork, Artwork and the Divided Labor of Thought in Late-Victorian Fiction
Lecture | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge
This talk will find a prehistory of the contemporary problematic of the creative economy in two late-Victorian novels of the art world, Oscar Wildes The Picture of Dorian Gray and George Du Mauriers Trilby. Examining the relation they plot out between psychic processes and aesthetic production, it will assess how these narratives track art to unconscious sources that strangely resemble the... More >