Lecture | April 3 | 12-2 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221
Sami Hermez, Northwestern University in Qatar
From 1976 to 1990, Lebanon experienced a long war involving various national and international actors. The peace agreement that followed and officially propelled the country into a "postwar" era did not address many of the root causes of war, nor did it hold main actors accountable. Instead, a politics of "no victor, no vanquished" was promoted, in which the political elite agreed simply to... More >
Lecture | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Jonathan Long, Professor of German and Visual Culture at the University of Durham (UK)
In the early years of the Weimar Republic a range of new polities, collectives, and publics grew up within the newly-formed democratic state. This created conditions for new forms of political action and address. In this lecture, two case studies Ernst Friedrichs book War against War! and John Heartfields photomontage Ten Years On are the starting point for an exploration of the ways in... More >
From Anti-fascism to Anti-Zionism to Undeclared War: The West German Left, the East German Regime and Israel 1949-1989
Lecture | April 3 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
After Nazism and the Holocaust the East German government became a fierce opponent of the state of Israel, one that it denounced as a spearhead of US imperialism. Beginning in the 1960s and continuing to the end of the Cold War, the East German Communists combined hostile propaganda with military training and delivery of weapons to the Arab states at war with Israel and to the Palestine... More >
Lecture | April 3 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Shelly Manber, UC Berkeley
Lecture | April 3 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
MON, APR 3, 6:30PM. Following the Admitted Student Open House, CED Alum Keith Krumwiede, will present on his new publication "Atlas of Another America".
Lecture | April 3 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive | Canceled
Richard Koci Hernandez
Berkeley Center for New Media
The image-sphere is upon us. Images have surpassed words and visuals now play a central role in shaping conversation. But the advent of new technologies bring with it challenges for journalism and how we tell true stories in the age of virtual reality. What is visual truth when viewed in virtual or augmented worlds? What are the dangers and opportunities when journalists craft these digital... More >
ATC Lecture Tiffany Chung Remapping History: The Unwanted Population: Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium
Lecture | April 3 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Barbo Osher Theater | Canceled
EDIT: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Tiffany Chung will discuss her comparative study of forced migration through the current global refugee crises, most notably the ongoing Syrian humanitarian crisis, and the post-1975 Vietnamese mass exodus... More >
Lecture | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Mark Thompson, Professor of Politics, City University of Hong Kong
Since his election, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a violent crackdown on drugs. For many Filipinos, this state violence has created a sense of political order amidst weak institutions. Duterte's right populism shows similarities to illiberalism elsewhere in Southeast Asia but differs from rich world right populism represented by Trump and the European far right.
Lecture | April 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
The Goli otok (Barren island) labor camp was one of the best kept secrets in Titos Yugoslavia. During the Tito-Stalin split of 1948, over 13,000 genuine and alleged Stalin supporters were incarcerated and subjected to harsh treatment. Violence and hard labor were used in order to politically re-educate inmates. Several methods used in the camps, including a complex system of fictional... More >
Lecture | April 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Mohammad Fadel, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Mohammad Fadel, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, will give a public lecture on Islamic Law.
Lecture | April 4 | 5-6 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340, BCNM Commons
Jan De Vos
Berkeley Center for New Media
Allegedly, no reflection, knowledge nor theory are needed in the business of shaping the onlife self let the data, algorithms and bots do the work!
In this talk probe the pitfalls that theory and criticism should avoid in this era of the digitalization of (inter)subjectivity. I argue that a critical history of digitalization needs in the first place a critical history of subjectivity. I go... More >
Recursive Archaeology: An ontological approach to anthropomorphic ceramics from first millennium CE northwest Argentina: ARF Spring Lecture
Lecture | April 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Benjamin Alberti, Professor, Framingham State University
The question driving this talk is how to understand anthropomorphism in archaeological material, particularly in three-dimensional artefactual form.
Lecture | April 5 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, in order to investigate issues of economies and empire. Most recently she has been engaged in the research and dissemination of fabric banners, sharing imagery and slogans patterns for protest
Admission to this lecture is free.
Codex Painting Practices and Technological Traditions in Ancient Mesoamerica: Non-Invasive Scientific Analyses of Pre-Hispanic and Early Colonial Pictorial Manuscripts
Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Davide Domenici, Assistant Professor, University of Bologna, Department of History and Cultures
Non-invasive scientific analyses recently performed by the European mobile laboratory MOLAB on a number of pre-Hispanic and early colonial pictorial Mesoamerican manuscripts allowed us to chemically characterize their material compositions, significantly deepening our knowledge of Mesoamerican codex painting practices. Davide Domenici, a Mesoamericanist from the University of Bologna (Italy)... More >
Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Cindi Choi, Senior Director, Global Strategy & Business Development, SunPower
Cindi Choi is the Senior Director, Global Strategy & Business Development at SunPower.
Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online
Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium: Townsend Book Chat with Diliana Angelova. Intro by Thomas Laqueur.
Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Sacred Founders argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of "sacred founders helped legitimate the authority of the emperor and his family. Introduction by Thomas Laqueur.
Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Dirk Rupnow, Dirk Rupnow, Head of the Institute for Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck & Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor at Stanford University
Migration is the single biggest challenge for European countries and the European Union today. It is closely linked to questions of (national) identity, social pluralism, and diversity. The talk focuses on Austria as an example and puts the current so-called refugee crisis in the context of the broader history of the postwar Austrian Republic. It discusses the status of migration in the... More >
Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Alongside a distinguished career in college and university planning, Ira Fink has assembled a significant research collection of books on synagogue architecture and Jewish ceremonial art. A graduate of UC Berkeleys College of Environmental Design and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Dr. Finks family collection includes one of the few surviving sets of the eleven lithographs of... More >
Lecture | April 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94705
Oakland Ballet Company founder Ronn Guidi in conversation with Margaret Jenkins of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company as OLLI @Berkeley celebrates local legends of the Fourth Age (80 and above) who continue to lead their diverse disciplines.
Lecture | April 5 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Award-winning Brazilian novelist and poet Adriana Lisboa speaks in conversation with Professor Candace Slater (Spanish & Portuguese) about the work of writing and translation.
Lecture | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor
Dan Rasky, Senior Scientist, Founder & Chief, Space Portal Office, NASA
College of Engineering, American Nuclear Society student chapter
Lecture | April 5 | 5:30 p.m. | Doe Library, 101 (Morrison Library)
Rosario Pintaudi, Director, Excavations of the Istituto Papirologico “G. Vitelli” (Università degli Studi di Firenze) at Antinoupolis, Università di Messina/Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
In this illustrated lecture, Professor Pintaudi will discuss the history and current excavations of Antinoupolis, the magnificent city (later a provincial capital) that the Emperor Hadrian founded in Middle Egypt near the site at which his favorite Antinoos drowned in AD 130. Professor Pintaudi has been excavating at the site for nearly two decades.
Lecture | April 5 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, APR 5, 6:30pm Michael Maltzan will present as part of the Spring 17 ARCH Lecture series in 112 Wurster.
Master of Development Practice Spring Lecture 2017: Water, Food Supply and Disease Control in Africa, Southeast Asia and California
Lecture | April 5 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Vince Resh, Professor, University of California Berkeley
Discover the challenges, successes and lessons learned by one of UC Berkeleys most preeminent proponents of local and global sustainability.
For four decades Professor Vincent Resh has brought state-of-the-art science to critical policy decisions in California and around the globe. Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Entomology, Professor Resh has published nearly 400 research articles and... More >
Lecture | April 6 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 180 Doe Library
In his talk, Zach Bleemer will discuss how he has used data science - thousands of computer-processed versions of annual registers, directories, and catalogs - to reconstruct a near-complete database of all students, faculty, and courses at four-year universities in California in the first half of the 20th century, including the UC system. Visualizations of this database display the expansion of... More >
Lecture | April 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 104 Wurster Hall
THU, APR 6, NOON. Please join us for a talk by Dr. Ylimaula, Professor in Architectural History and Restoration Studies and Director of the Doctoral Programme in Architecture at the University of Oulu, Finland. Open to the public.
Lecture | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center
Dr. Jennifer Ruger, Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Jennifer Prah Ruger is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Her talk will build on the work of Amartya Sen, and address health inequalities.
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Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Warren Boutcher, Queen Mary University of London
Department of Italian Studies, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography, Bancroft Library, Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Department of English, Romance Languages and Literatures, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Presented by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography.
Join us for Dr Boutchers lecture, followed by a round table discussion with UC Berkeley faculty:
Ivonne de Valle, Spanish & Portuguese
Timothy Hampton, French and Comparative Literature
Victoria Kahn, English and Comparative Literature
Ignacio Navarrete, Spanish & Portuguese
Diego Pirillo, Italian Studies
Dangerous Belief? Xin 信 in Occult Anecdotes in Tang and Song China: Berkeley Public Theology Lecture
Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room 220
Robert Hymes, Carpentier Professor of Oriental Studies, Columbia University
Robert Hymes received his B.A. from Columbia College (1972), and his M.A. (1976) and Ph.D. (1979) from the University of Pennsylvania. His work so far has focused on the social and cultural history of middle period and early modern China, drawing questions and sometimes data from cultural anthropology as well as history, and using the methods of the local historian to study elite culture, family... More >
Thomas Blom Hansen | Urban Theory goes South: On the Historicity of Space and Urban Imagination in South Asia
Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Thomas Blom Hansen, Reliance-Dhirubhai Ambani Professor in South Asian Studies; Professor in Anthropology; Director of Center for South Asia, Stanford University
Lawrence Cohen, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies and Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies
Talk by Stanford anthropologist and leading contemporary commentator on religious and political violence in India, Dr. Thomas Blom Hansen.
ERG Annual Lecture: Arlie Hochschild: Pollution, the Political Divide and the Possibility of Common Ground
Lecture | April 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Sociology Department
TITLE: Pollution, the Political Divide and the Possibility of Common Ground
ARLIE RUSSELL HOCHSCHILD is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. She is the author of nine books, including The Second Shift, The Time Bind, The Managed Heart, and The Outsourced Self. Three of her books have been named as New York Times Notable Books of the Year and her work appears in sixteen... More >
Lecture | April 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
François Lissarrague, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.
Lecture | April 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
Professor and designer Elisa Giaccardi will speak at Jacobs Hall.
Lecture | April 7 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
Juliane House, Hellenic American University
Berkeley Language Center
Lecture | April 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Sreeta Gorripaty, UC Berkeley
Abstract: Air traffic managers and flight operators are faced with challenging decisions due to the uncertainty in capacity stemming from variability in weather, demand and human factors. Accurate airport capacity predictions are necessary to develop efficient decision-support tools for air traffic control and for planning effective traffic management initiatives. Capacity of an airport can be... More >
Lecture | April 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library
Françoise Lavocat, Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle Comparative Literature
Nicholas Paige, Professor, UC Berkeley - French Department
Lecture | April 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall
Lecture | April 7 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil
Join pastor, author, and community activist Lynice Pinkard for a lecture and conversation entitled Our Usable Past. Pinkard examines historical, cultural, and movement moments to reveal the particular gifts that New World Africans have brought and continue to bring, and explores the dialectical tensions between suffering and hope, sorrow and... 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
Ramachandra Guha | India at Seventy - A Historian's Report Card: The Inaugural Bhattacharya Lecture on the "Future of India"
Lecture | April 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Ramachandra Guha, Indian historian and Author
Ramachandra Guha delivers the inaugural lecture in this newly established lecture series on the Future of India.