<< Wednesday, March 08, 2017 >>

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

PopUp Exhibition: Rachel Deblinger on the Holocaust in the Age of Digital History

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Rachel Deblinger is the Director of the Digital Scholarship Commons at the UC Santa Cruz University Library. Dr. Deblinger received a PhD in History from UCLA, with a dissertation titled ‘In a world still trembling’: American Jewish philanthropy and the shaping of Holocaust survivor narratives in postwar America (1945-1953). This work revealed how American Jews first came to know stories about...   More >

California Countercultures: Experimental Art and Subjectile Space with Dena Beard

Lecture | March 8 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Dena Beard, The Lab

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Dena Beard, executive director of The Lab since 2014, has led the organization through a rehabilitation of its facility and is inaugurating a new program of commissioned artistic projects with Ellen Fullman, Jacqueline Gordon, Dora García, and Brontez Purnell. Beard was formerly assistant curator at BAMPFA, where she organized exhibitions with D-L Alvarez, Lutz Bacher, Anna Halprin, Desirée...   More >

Admission to this lecture is free.

Venkat Srinivasan | Thirteen Ways of Looking at Institutional History: Building Varying Digital Narratives from Interconnected Science Archives

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Venkat Srinivasan, Visiting Researcher, National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India

 Adnan Malik, Curator for South Asian Collections, UC Berkeley Library

 Institute for South Asia Studies, South/Southeast Asia Library | UC Berkeley Library, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk about a digital science archive experiment that connects archival material, journalistic work, and scientific research.

The European Union’s response to radical right-wing populism

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ludvig Norman, Uppsala University

 Institute of European Studies

The rise of radical right-wing populism is often regarded as one of the most serious challenges to European democracy and European political cooperation. In recent years, extreme nationalist parties have accumulated considerable support in European elections. In some EU member states, most notably Poland and Hungary, governments are increasingly challenging liberal democracy, taking steps towards...   More >

Computational Imaging for 3D Gigapixel Microscopy

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Laura Waller, Associate Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Laura Waller leads the Computational Imaging Lab, which develops new methods for optical imaging, with optics and computational algorithms designed jointly. She holds the Ted Van Duzer Endowed Professorship and is a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS),


 Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online

Hidden Hitchcock: Townsend Book Chat with D.A. Miller

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In Hidden Hitchcock, D.A. Miller does what seems impossible: he discovers what has remained unseen in the movies of this best-known of filmmakers.

Where the Heart Is: Thoughts on Home and Contemporary Encampments at the Albany Bulb

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Annie Danis, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

A former landfill turned informal public space and long-term encampment, “the Bulb” had been home to dozen of residents in an informal settlement from the late 1980s until the summer of 2013. After legal battles with the city all residents were evicted and a number of projects to document and aid the fractured community began. One such project was the Archaeology of the Albany Bulb, which...   More >

View from the Top: Martin Anstice: Innovation-Driven Leadership Sustaining a High- Performance Organization

Lecture | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Martin Anstice, President and CEO, Lam Research

 College of Engineering, College of Chemistry

Islam and Christianity in Competition: Armenian Martyrdoms of the Late 12th Century

Lecture | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Sergio La Porta, Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies, California State University, Fresno

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

On October 24, 1170, a Muslim convert to Christianity called Joseph was martyred by the Turkish Atabeg of Azerbaijan for apostasy in the city of Duin. Joseph’s martyrdom is just one of a series of martyrdoms from the second half of the twelfth century preserved in Armenian synaxaria and homiliaries. This presentation will argue that rather than reflect a climate of religious persecution and...   More >

Digital Wedges: Pedagogy, Visualization, and the Cuneiform Script

Lecture | March 8 | 5 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Eduardo Escobar, UC Berkeley

 Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of

Cuneiform, the world’s oldest writing system, provides an incredible dataset for the computational analysis of ancient knowledge. This talk consists of two parts. First, I describe the pedagogical potential of a collaborative tool that analyzes cuneiform texts for their most frequently used signs; second, I show how network analysis can aid in visualizing, contextualizing, and disambiguating some...   More >

Artist’s Talk: Erica Deeman

Lecture | March 8 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join the artist of Silhouettes to explore the legacy of the portrait, physiognomy, and people’s desire to read the face.

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

Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture: Alliances in the Indo-Pacific; A Practitioner's Perspective

Lecture | March 8 | 7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Vice Admiral Robert L. Thomas, USN (Ret.), Former Director, Navy Staff

 Military Sciences Program (ROTC)

The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship annually brings to the University of California at Berkeley a distinguished scholar, professional military person or government official for a series of lectures on specific national security subjects. The Lectureship provides a better and fuller understanding and awareness of national security concerns in the light of geopolitical balance,...   More >

ARCH/AIA East Bay Lecture: Amale Andraos

Lecture | March 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MAR 8, 7:30pm** Amale Andraos, Dean of the Columbia University GSAPP, will lecture here on his work. This lecture is co-presented with the AIA East Bay. **Please note the late start time.