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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bancroft Library Roundtable: City of White Gold, San Francisco in the Gilded Age: Bringing Archival Images to Life through Film

Lecture | October 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, O'Neill Room

 Geordie Lynch, filmmaker

 Bancroft Library

Filmmaker Geordie Lynch will discuss his film-in-progress, City of White Gold, and how the discovery of silver in 1859 transformed San Francisco from a backwater boomtown into a world-class metropolis. The director will also detail the fine points of enriching a historical documentary with stunning and exciting visual imagery.

Seeing Necropolitics: The Work of Death in Philippine Photographs

Lecture | October 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Nerissa Balce, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

Necropolitics is a theory about violence and the nation-state. It refers to the absolute power of the state to kill, to allow to live, or to dehumanize people. This talk will look at Filipino bodies as seen from the period of the Philippine-American War and also today, as the victims of President Duterte's drug war.

Nerissa Balce

SOLD OUT - Members' Walk: Crops of the World

Lecture | October 19 | 1-2:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Front Gate Entrance

 Jason Bonham, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

 Botanical Garden

Join Horticulturalist Jason Bonham on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Crops of the World garden. Come and see fruits and vegetables that originated from all over the world. Everything from bizarre solanaceous berries from South America to giant tree kale from Europe.

Members' Walk: Crops of the World is exclusively available to current members. Admission is free and registration is strongly...   More >

Beyond "Resistence": A Bold Plan for Work With Dignity via a Federal Job Guarantee

Lecture | October 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Darrick Hamilton, Professor of Economics, The New School

 Ken Jacobs, Chair, The Labor Center at IRLE; Steven Pitts, Associate Chair, The Labor Center at IRLE; Richard Walker, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Geography

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Department of Economics

In 2017, Liberals in the United States are calling for “resistance” to regressive policies. Grassroots movements like the Fight for $15 show a desire for an offensive strategy on the left, but Professor Hamilton suggests that they do not go far enough. Raising the minimum wage still leaves many workers unemployed or out of the workforce altogether, especially those stigmatized by race,...   More >

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David Gilmartin | Pakistan's Creation and the Contested Grand Narratives of 20th Century History: The 5th Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture

Lecture | October 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 David Gilmartin, Distinguished Professor of History at the Department of History, North Carolina State University

 Munis Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture

South Asian Historian, David Gilmartin delivers our fifth Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture.

Alvaro Huerta: In Defense of People on the Move (Latina/o Immigrants) in the Racist Era of Trump

Lecture | October 19 | 5-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 112 Auditorium

 Dr. Alvaro Huerta, Assistant Professor at Cal State Pomona, Departments of Urban & Regional Planning and Ethnic & Women's Studies, Department of City & Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design

 Department of City and Regional Planning

Dr. Alvaro Huerta is an Assistant Professor at Cal State Pomona, Departments of Urban & Regional Planning and Ethnic & Women's Studies

Dr. Huerta is an author of the book Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm and the lead editor of People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration. As an...   More >

Foucault's Enlightenment: Islamic Revolution and the Perils of Universal History

Lecture | October 19 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Anthropology

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi examines Foucault’s writings on the Iranian Revolution as an attempt to write the history of the present without binding commitments to a teleological historiography.

Close Up: Exploring Workshop Practices in Roman-Egyptian Portraits

Lecture | October 19 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Jane Williams, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Roman period mummy portraits are considered to be ancient antecedents of modern portraiture. However, the techniques and materials used in their manufacture are not thoroughly understood. The Phoebe Hearst Museum's collections from the site of Tebtunis, Egypt include one of the largest assemblages of mummy portraits to remain intact since their excavation, and form a remarkable resource for...   More >