Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Julia Fawcett examines the stages, pages, and streets of eighteenth-century London as England's first modern celebrities performed their own strange and spectacular self-representations.
Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Deanna Kiser-Go, Graduate Student Affairs Officer, Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley
The Foreman Neferhotep and his immediate descendants held positions of influence in the Deir el-Medina workmans community during the 19th Dynasty (c. 1307-1196 BCE). During their careers they oversaw the process of cutting and decorating the nearby royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, but when it came time to design their own tombs their personal choices are apparent. This paper addresses how... More >
Lecture | October 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Christopher Herold, Continuing Lecturer, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Director of Program, Summer Training Intensive, American Conservatory Theater, UC Berkeley; Nina Ball, Award-winning Set Designer, American Conservatory Theater, Aurora Theatre, Marin Theater Company, Shotgun Players
Christopher Herold and Nina Ball, director and designer for the fall 2017 TDPS production of Mary Zimmermans Metamorphoses, will explore upon their process and decisions in bringing this work of literature to the stage-- how they visualized Zimmermans fantastic world where the human and the divine collide and where actors perform in a large pool of water.
Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Evan Muzzall, University of California, Berkeley D-Lab
Biological distance analysis (biodistance) is a powerful tool in the bioarchaeologists toolkit. Although burial organization does not mirror social organization, it can help us better understand how past humans structured death and in part society via systematic patterns in burial location. This presentation discusses biodistance analyses of cranial and dental metric and dental morphological... More >
Lecture | October 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704
How did the US-Russian relationship come to such a low point? What can we expect from the relationship between presidents Putin and Trump?
Robert Thurman | Why does the Dalai Lama say he is "Son of Nālandā"?: The inaugural ISAS-VSB Lecture on Religion in the Modern World
Lecture | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium
Robert A. F. Thurman, Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Department of Religion, Columbia University; President, Tibet House U.S., President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies
Jake Dalton, Khyentse Professor and Chair, Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Institute for South Asia Studies, Vedanta Society Berkeley, Center for Buddhist Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, Townsend Center for the Humanities, The Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies-Graduate Theological Union, P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for Silk Road Studies
A lecture by Prof. Robert A. F. Thurman, professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University, and co-founder of Tibet House US, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization.
Lecture | October 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
What moves us, writes us, and undoes us? Rawls reflects on his research-based practice of interrogating the matter of marked bodies and the tools of language. Reflecting on his current collaboration with poet Claudia Rankine, and his practices in multiple media, Rawls speculates on the social and aesthetic dimensions of how a racial imaginary operates in his choreographic work.
Lecture | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Scott Aaronson, University of Texas at Austin
Quantum computers are proposed devices that would exploit quantum mechanics to solve certain specific problems dramatically faster than we know how to solve them with today's computers. In the popular press, quantum computers are often presented not just as an exciting frontier of science and technology (which they are), but as magic devices that would work by simply trying every possible... More >