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Monday, April 24, 2017

Cultural and Technological Evolution on the Metopes of the Hephaisteion - AHMA Noon Colloquium

Lecture | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Andrew Stewart, UC Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.

Inside and Out: The Architectural Frame of Old Norse Poetry

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall

 Guðrún Nordal, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

 Department of Scandinavian

Join the Scandinavian Department for a talk by Guðrún Nordal.

Guðrún Nordal is Director of the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies and Professor of Icelandic Literature.

Stigmata as Object of Rivalry and Target of Doubt from St. Francis to Padre Pio

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Professor Gábor Klaniczay

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Talk by Professor Gábor Klaniczay. Gábor Klaniczay is Professor of Medieval History at the Central European University in Budapest and works on heresy, sainthood, visions, stigmatics, magic, and witchcraft in medieval and early modern Europe. He was awarded the 2016 International Prize for History by the Comite International des Sciences Historique.

Stigmata as Object of Rivalry and Target of Doubt from St. Francis to Padre Pio

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Gábor Klaniczay, Central European University

 Department of History, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Gábor Klaniczay is Professor of Medieval History at the Central European University in Budapest and works on heresy, sainthood, visions, stigmatics, magic, and witchcraft in medieval and early modern Europe. He was awarded the 2016 International Prize for History by the Comité international des sciences historique. More recently he has become a spokesperson in defense of the CEU against attacks...   More >

Undergraduate Lecture Series (Math Monday): Slicing Varieties – a taste of computational algebraic geometry

Lecture | April 24 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Martin Helmer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Simply put algebraic geometry studies the zeros of systems of polynomial equations in n variables. The zeros of such systems define geometric objects called algebraic varieties. In this talk, we will introduce these objects and describe one basic invariant of a variety, known as its degree, which is of interest both when considering mathematical questions and when attempting to solve applied...   More >

14th Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden at the Forum

Lecture | April 24 | 6-7:15 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Dr. Carla Hayden, The Berkeley Forum

 The Berkeley Forum

Carla Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress and is also the first woman and African-American to hold the position since the Library of Congress began in 1800. She will be discussing the importance of this American institution in the 21st century especially in the digital age. The Library of Congress houses more than 162 million items that includes historical documents and artifacts,...   More >

Arts + Design Mondays: Radio, Podcast, and Contemporary Cultural Criticism, with John Horn and Glynn Washington

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 John Horn, KPCC

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame, and has covered culture for nearly thirty years. Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on NPR. Moderated by Ben Manilla.

Admission to this lecture is free.

In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte: Book talk with David Bacon

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 David Bacon, Activist and photographer

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Please join us for a conversation with activist and photographer David Bacon to talk about his new book, In the fields of the North / En los compos del norte. In this landmark work of photo-journalism, Bacon documents the experiences of some of the hardest-working and most disenfranchised laborers in the country: the farmworkers who are responsible for making California “America’s breadbasket.”...   More >

Radio, Podcast, and Contemporary Cultural Criticism: John Horn and Glynn Washington, moderated by Chloe Veltman

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design

John Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame, a daily arts and entertainment program. Glynn Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on National Public Radio. Chloe Veltman is senior arts editor at KQED.