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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Turning big corpora into big data – Digital Humanities at scale

Lecture | September 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 200C Warren Hall

 Adam Anderson, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities

 Social Sciences Data Lab

Adam Anderson, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley, has spent his career scanning texts in order to draw upon secondary literature in archaeology and computational linguistics. He'll describe the OCR project he is working on (described in this article), as well as how he intends to utilize the generated data: "My plan is to use a combination of analytical tools,...   More >

Documenting Torture: Pitfalls and Challenges: A Talk by Dr. HernÁn Reyes

Lecture | September 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center

 Hernan Reyes, International Committee of the Red Cross

 Human Rights Center, Center for Global Public Health

Hernán Reyes, MD, is an obstetrician and gynecologist and was medical coordinator for the International Committee of the Red Cross, specializing in prison health and medical ethics. Dr. Reyes documented prison health as well as ill-treatment, human rights violations, and torture for the ICRC in more than 45 countries around the world during his 28 years with the institution Dr. Reyes has taught...   More >

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IRLE Fall Reception: Featuring Professor Daniel Schneider on Unstable Work Schedules in Retail

Lecture | September 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Daniel Schneider, UC Berkeley Sociology

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

It’s no secret that the American labor market is increasingly unequal for workers. While work for the highest earners yields ever-higher returns, work at the bottom is becoming more and more unpredictable and insecure. In addition to low wages, short tenure, few benefits, and non-standard hours, workers specifically in retail and food service often face schedules that are unstable and...   More >

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Food and History: Katie Parla on Southern Italy

Lecture | September 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Katie Parla, http://katieparla.com/

 Department of Italian Studies

Katie Parla, Italian food journalist and author of Tase of Rome (IACP Award Winner for Best International Cookbook 2017), joins us to discuss the history and complexity of Southern Italian cuisine.

Ejaz Hussain | Neither Transition nor Transformation: Hybridization of Civil-Military Relations in Contemporary Pakistan

Lecture | September 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Ejaz Hussain, Independent political and defence analyst

 Munis Faruqui, Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

Talk by Independent political and defense analyst from Pakistan, Ejaz Hussain

“The Crown Jewel of our Realm:” The Forgotten Story of Künzang Chöling, a Tibetan Buddhist Nunnery in Nepal

Lecture | September 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

 Charles Ramble, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

 Center for Buddhist Studies

In Nepal’s Mustang District, on the right bank of the Kali Gandaki river facing the large settlement of Tshug, is a low hill known as Gompa Gang, the “convent ridge”. Standing on the ridge are the ruins of a Buddhist site, Künzang Chöling, whose dilapidated condition belies the fact that it features the finest example of Nyingmapa mural art outside Tibet. Until recently, nothing else was known...   More >