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Monday, March 13, 2017

Spinoza's Tragic Resources

Lecture | March 13 | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Russ Leo

 Department of English

Sponsors: Department of English; Townsend Center for the Humanities; Program in Critical Theory; Medieval Philosophy Working Group;The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Russ Leo is an Assistant Professor of English at Princeton University. He has a PhD from Duke University, with certificates in Feminist Studies and Interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He is completing...   More >

DCRP Lecture: Jan Whittington

Lecture | March 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, MAR 13, 11:00am in 112 Wurster Hall. Please join us for, &quot;Infrastructure, global challenges, and market forces in a digital era: research and action through collaboration and community engagement,&quot; a lecture by Dr. Jan Whittington.

Will Geert Wilders Become the New Dutch Prime Minister? The Upcoming General Elections in the Netherlands

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jeroen Dewulf, Institute of European Studies

 Institute of European Studies

On March 15, 2017, the citizens of the Netherlands will elect a new parliament and a new government. In this lecture, we will analyze the different parties and party leaders participating in these elections and discuss the latest projections of the election results. Of particular interest to the rest of Europe are the chances of Geert Wilders, leader of the populist Freedom Party, becoming the...   More >

290 Speaker Series: Experience and Transformation in an Imperial Capital

Lecture | March 13 | 2-4 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room

 Alexei Vranich

 Department of Anthropology

The aerial photograph of the World Heritage city of Cusco, Peru reveals a regular geometric distribution of city blocks in the middle of the city. Generations of architects, archaeologists and historians have correlated the present geometry of the city with the distribution of the major pre-Columbian Inca compounds, streets and open spaces. Furthermore, a number of intensive architectural surveys...   More >

Diversified Farming Systems Roundtable with Amélie Gaudin

Lecture | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

We will highlight some of the underlying biophysical mechanisms and propose approaches for agroecosystems researchers to monitor and assess resilience that consider the unique characteristics and goals of intensive agricultural systems.

Spinoza's Tragic Resources

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Russ Leo, Assistant Professor of English, Princeton University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Leo will present his research on the intersections between poetic and philosophical experiments in Anglo-Dutch contexts across the 1650s, 60s, and 70s, particularly the ways one might place Milton and Spinoza in conversation. This involves attention to Spinoza's contributions to literary culture in Amsterdam and the Netherlands at large, as well as his debts to poets and poetics. For instance,...   More >

Spinoza's Tragic Resources

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Russ Leo, Assistant Professor of English, Princeton University

 The Program in Critical Theory

Russ Leo’s lecture, “Spinoza’s Tragic Resources,” will present his research on the intersections between poetic and philosophical experiments in Anglo-Dutch contexts across the 1650s, 60s, and 70s—particularly the ways in which one might place Milton and Spinoza in conversation. This involves attention to Spinoza's contributions to literary culture in Amsterdam and the Netherlands at large, as...   More >

Undergraduate Lecture Series (Math Monday): The ubiquity of Dynkin diagrams

Lecture | March 13 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ben Wormleighton, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Dynkin diagrams are certain graphs that naturally appear in a startling number of places across math where they often parameterise objects of geometric interest possessing some ‘finiteness’ conditions. I’ll demonstrate two of my favourite such situations in detail as well as make mention of many more in order to convince you that my title is justified.

Arts + Design Mondays: Art, Activism, and Freedom in the American Carceral State, with jackie sumell

Lecture | March 13 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 jackie sumell

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Reflecting on her service with prisoners indefinitely held in solitary confinement—most notably Herman Wallace, a political prisoner with whom she collaborated for twelve years—jackie sumell asks us to confront our unconscious desire for revenge and our addiction to the narrative of victory. Drawing from the teachings of Black Panthers, Herman Wallace, and Albert Woodfox, sumell challenges us to...   More >

Admission to this lecture is free.

ARCH Lecture: Jan Knippers “Biological Design and Integrative Structures”

Lecture | March 13 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON MAR 13, 6:30pm. Prof. Jan Knippers from the University of Stuttgart Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) will present a lecture on &quot;Biological Design and Integrative Structures&quot;.

On Jewish Heresy: Korah in the Midrash

Lecture | March 13 | 7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Professor David Biale, Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History, UC Davis

 The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The 2017 Taubman Lectures
Lecture 1 (Mon, March 13: Rabbinizing Heresy: Korah in the Midrash
Lecture 2 (Weds, March 15): The Afterlives of Baruch Spinoza and Shabbetai Zvi
Lecture 3 (Thurs, March 16): Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt and the Boundaries of Modern Heresy

David Biale is the Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History at UC Davis.

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