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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Curating Worth Ryder, Past and Present with Farley Gwazda

Lecture | September 14 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Farley Gwazda, director of the Worth Ryder Art Gallery at UC Berkeley, talks about the gallery’s history and his curatorial process.

Members' Walk: Water Wise Entrance Garden

Lecture | September 14 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Anthony Garza

 Botanical Garden

Join Anthony Garza, Horticulture & Grounds Supervisor, on a tour of the Water Wise Entry Garden. Get the scoop on the best plants to choose for your garden before attending the Plant Sale on Sunday, September 24! Online registration is required.

Members' Walk: Water Wise Entrance Garden is exclusively available to current members. Admission is free and registration is required. Please visit...   More >

Lecture by Visiting Professor: "Aufklärung: transkulturelle Medien und ästhetische Erfahrung": Professor Ortrud Gutjahr

Lecture | September 14 | 2-4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Ortrud Gutjahr, University Hamburg

 Department of German

»Aufklärung ist der Ausgang des Menschen aus seiner selbst verschuldeten Unmündigkeit.« Dank prägnanter Verknappung bewahrt Kants Diktum seine hohe Attraktivität in der anhaltenden Debatte um die Frage, was unter Aufklärung zu verstehen ist. Spätestens seit Adornos und Horkheimers Dialektik der Aufklärung kommt hierbei auch immer eine Vernunft- und Kulturkritik zum Tragen, die in jüngerer Zeit...   More >

War Unmakes the State? Austria-Hungary's Internal Wars, 1914-1918

Lecture | September 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 John Deak, University of Notre Dame

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC, Center for German and European Studies

After decades of state-building success, Austria-Hungary collapsed totally and utterly in 1918. For many years, historians have argued that this ramshackle empire was an anachronism, unfit to live among modern nation states in the twentieth century, and therefore it was destined to fall. But such thinking ignores the dynamics unleashed by the First World War, including the state of exception and...   More >

The Scandal of the Human

Lecture | September 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Christopher Peterson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University

 The Program in Critical Theory

According to many scholars of the nonhuman turn, the scandal of theory lies in its failure to decenter the human. The real scandal, however, is that we keep trying. Do we not risk denying the human—or rather the persistence of its phantasm—in our enthusiasm to mark a decisive “turn” toward the nonhuman? I argue that the human can declare the fallacy of its own exceptionality only from the...   More >

Christopher Peterson

Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City

Lecture | September 14 | 7-9 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Steve Early, Author

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Townsend Center for the Humanities, California Studies Association

Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once a traditional company town dominated by Chevron. This largely nonwhite city of 110,000 suffered from poverty, pollution, violent street crime, and poorly funded public services. But in 2012, when journalist Steve Early moved to Richmond, he encountered a community that was bravely struggling to reinvent itself....   More >

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