Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Ron Feldman is a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union, where he earned his PhD in History of Culture and Religion with an emphasis on Judaism. In addition, he earned his MBA from UC Berkeleys Haas School of Business, and has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the JCC of the East Bay for the past eight years.
His presentation will focus on the history and evolution of... More >
Mediterranean Models and Modalities in Forging a Strong Centralized Monarchy in 13th-Century Armenian Cilicia
Lecture | March 22 | 12-2 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Situated on a major thoroughfare between East and West and on the intersection of sea and land routes running North and South, the Levant has always been a locus of encounter and exchange. Adopting the insights of Braudel (1966) and more recently Horden and Purcell (2000), this paper views the medieval Armenian experiment with statedom in Cilicia (11th-14th cc.) through Mediterranean optics.... More >
Lecture | March 22 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Laura E. Pérez is associate professor of ethnic studies, core faculty in performance studies, and an affiliated faculty of both gender and womens studies and the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley. Pérez is the author of Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities. She curated UC Berkeley's first and only US Latina/o performance art series in 20012 and Labor +... More >
Admission to this lecture is free.
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Ilana Szobel, Associate Professor of Hebrew Literature at Brandeis University;, Visiting Professor in Near Eastern Studies, and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley
By focusing on the work of the Jewish-Israeli dancer Tamar Borer (b. 1965, in 1990 was involved in a car accident that left her paralyzed in both legs), this talk examines the implications of disability in Israeli society. The talk looks into ways in which disability is not a condition to overcome, but rather a starting point for radical social change. The talk explores the ways in which disabled... More >
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Richard Herr, Professor Emeritus of History, UC Berkeley
Richard Herr will be drawing on his new book Separate but Equal? Individual and Community Since the Enlightenment to propose how the social motivations of individualism and community dedication led European nations and the US in the 19th century to the policy of assimilating nonconforming communities or eliminating them, and measures taken since WW II to avoid its disastrous effects.
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Mitch Allen, President, Scholarly Roadside Service
This is part of a series of lectures
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Michel Maharbiz, Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley
Michel Maharbiz is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. His current research centers on building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-derived fabrication methods. His research group is also known for developing the worlds first remotely radio-controlled cyborg beetles;
Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online
Displacement and the Lived Experience of Language: Testimonies from Children with Migration Backgrounds in an Austrian School
Lecture | March 22 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
Brigitta Busch, University of Vienna
Berkeley Language Center
The Study of Contacts Between Cultures: The Case of Sino-European Encounters in the Seventeenth Century
Lecture | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (220 Stephens Hall)
Nicolas Standaert, Professor of Sinology, University of Leuven
This is the keynote lecture of the multiday workshop Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West.
Lecture | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall
Professor Colin T. Strine, Suranaree University of Technology
Dr. Strine will talk about his work in Northeast Thailand using king cobra research and education to reshape local human-wildlife conflict, and to promote conservation more broadly. He currently leads the Sakaerat Conservation and Snake Education Team at Sakaerat Man and Biosphere Reserve, as well as the nascent Biodiversity Conservation Center of Excellence at Suranaree University of Technology.
Lecture | March 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, MAR 22, 6:30pm 2017 Friedman Professor in the Practice of Architecture Laurel Broughton will present "Fantasy Substrate"