Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Plants and People Lunchtime Lectures: Evolution and domestication of the pre-Columbian crop plant Bomarea edulis
Lecture | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
As a part of our "Year of Ethnobotany" celebrations, the Garden will be hosting monthly lunch time lectures featuring the research of UC Berkeley graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.
In April, join Carrie Tribble, NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD Candidate in Integrative Biology for a the evolution and domestication of the pre-Columbian crop plant Bomarea edulis.
Free with Garden Admission
Register online or by calling 510-664-7606
Lecture | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Using the case study of the "Multaqa" project, which brought refugees from Iraq and Syria to the museums of Berlin exhibiting ancient art from these countries, Fatima El-Tayebs talk explores the connections between Europes colonial legacy, rising global inequality and the "universal museum" as a model of Enlightenment (and as exemplified in the controversial Humboldt Forum).
Fatima El-Tayeb... More >
Lecture | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall
Join us for this exciting public discussion on the curator as designer and scholar with former Getty Research Institute curator, Wim de Witt, and Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Cantor Arts Center, Padma Maitland. This event is part of the... More >
Objects of Special Note(s): Constructions of Containment, Writers and Readers by Late Roman Ivory Writing Tablets
Lecture | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Professor Ann Kuttner, University of Pennsylvania
Some 200 Late Antique ivory diptychs have survived to this day. The lecture intends to explore the rich visual language of these objects.
Lecture | April 9 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Arthur Ripstein will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Christopher Kutz, Oona Hathaway, and Jeff McMahan. This event will be held on April 9, 10, & 11, 2019. There will be a seminar and discussion by Professor Ripstein and the commentators on the third day, April 11th. All days' events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Lecture | April 9 | 4:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Terry M. Moe, William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Bruce Fuller, Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley
Hurricane Katrina physically destroyed New Orleans' school buildings; in the process, it also lifted constraints of power. Decision makers turned into revolutionaries, creating the most innovative school system in the country.
Professor Terry Moe will share insights from his book and shed light on the city's path from failure to revolution, discussing the role of power shown through this... More >
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Dimitri Gutas | The Qur'an of the Elite: Avicenna's "Isharat" and the Development of Paraphilosophy as "Islamic" Philosophy
Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Dimitri Gutas, Yale University
Avicenna's Isharat constitutes a turning point in the history of philosophy in Islam. It was at one point labeled as "the Qur'an of the elite," and Avicenna himself was dubbed as "the seal of the philosophers." The significance of these developments and the contents of the Isharat are analyzed in an effort to understand the direction which scientific thought took after Avicenna toward the... More >
NOTE NEW DATE: Sadia Saeed | Politics of Desecularization: Law and the Minority Question in Pakistan
Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date
Sadia Saeed, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of San Francisco
Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies
Talk by Sociologist Sadia Saeed on her new book that examines how the contentious relationship between Islam, nationalism, and rights of religious minorities has been debated and institutionalized in colonial India and Pakistan.
Sadia Saeed is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the... More >
Lecture | April 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Henry Spiller, Professor of Music, UC Davis
This lecture examines how musicians in West Java, Indonesia create localized, alternative modernities by putting old bamboo music technology to new uses. Two Bandung-based groups, Karinding Attack and Galengan Sora Awi, are contrasted - both of which have adapted traditional bamboo folkways and musical styles to localize some modern global values
Lecture | April 9 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Eastern Europe has the largest population loss in modern history and emigration is one of the main reasons behind the decline. Romania suffered one of the most severe population declines, with a 10 per cent loss in the fifteen years to 2007- the year in which Romania joined the EU.
I will discuss Romanias case in a comparative perspective and analyze the likely outcomes of migration on short... More >
Lecture | April 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 112
Novak an Oakland artist and scholar working with local clay and sustainable practices in ceramics, will be exploring the lesser-known work of Edith Heath, situate her practice within a historical context, and critique traditional narratives of mid-century ceramic history.
Lecture | April 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery, Room 121
Join us for our final Gallery Talk of the academic year with Oakland artist and researcher Rosa Novak!
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Wurster Gallery, Room 121
6:30 to 7pm - Light Refreshments
7 to 8pm - Lecture
Free to UC Berkeley Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EDA
Suggested $10 donation for those outside UC Berkeley
Lecture | April 9 | 7-9 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Professor Naomi Seidman, University of Toronto
The Herman P. and Sophia Tuabman Chair in Jewish Studies, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
The 2019 Taubman Lectures: April 9, 11, and 16:
These lectures explore the role of Jewish languages in Freud's writings and in the reception and translation of psychoanalysis. Were Hebrew and Yiddish translations a minor episode in the dispersion of psychoanalysis, or do they have a special place in this history, as the "lost originals" of Freud's German writings?