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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Is the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1960s Still Relevant Today?

Lecture | September 21 | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Carol Ruth Silver, Speaker, Author, Consultant, and Retired Attorney

 Bancroft Library

Carol Ruth Silver, arrested in 1961 as a Freedom Rider, secretly chronicled the ordeal on scraps of paper while in a Mississippi jail. Her manuscript collection and book documenting her activities are now housed in The Bancroft Library. She will share her civil-rights-era experiences and discuss non-violence and activism today.

History Graduate Association Annual Lecture with Sven Beckert | Empire of Cotton: The Global Origins of Capitalism

Lecture | September 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History, Harvard University

 Department of History, History Graduate Association (HGA)

Sven Beckert is Laird Bell Professor of History at Harvard University. Beckert’s research and teaching center on the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, with a particular emphasis on the history of capitalism, including its economic, social, political and transnational dimensions. He recently published "Empire of Cotton: A Global History," the first global history of the...   More >

Maritime Diffusion of Buddhist Philosophical Thought and Art

Lecture | September 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Osmund Bopearachchi, UC Berkeley

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Center for Buddhist Studies

Trade is understood mainly as the transfer and exchange of commodities to make profits, and this was also the driving force of economic activities in ancient time. However, as revealed by epigraphic and literary evidence, among the earliest donors and important patrons of Buddhist establishments in South and South-East Asia were caravan merchants and wealthy seafaring traders. The spread of...   More >

Arundhathi Subramaniam | When God is a Traveller: Poetry Reading and Discussion

Lecture | September 21 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Arundhathi Subramaniam, Poet

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Department of Comparative Literature

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by award-winning poet and writer on spirituality and culture, Arundhathi Subramaniam.

The Materialization of Time and Space in Teotihuacan: Rites of Reconstitution of the Universe in the Pyramid of the Moon

Lecture | September 21 | 5:30 p.m. |  International House

 Leonardo Lopez Lujan, Proyecto Templo Mayor, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e HIstoria, Mexico

 Archaeological Research Facility, Townsend Center for the Humanities