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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A Talk with Gregory Sholette

Lecture | April 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Gregory Sholette, Associate Professor, Queens College CUNY

 Arts + Design

Gregory Sholette is an artist, activist and author. He is the author of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture (Pluto, 2010) and Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism (Pluto 2017) He writes on the histories of Political Art, Artists collectives and social practice. He co-founded two artists' collectives: Political Art Documentation and...   More >

“Institutional Nightmare”: The Visual Culture of Mass Incarceration

Lecture | April 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Nicole R. Fleetwood, Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies, Rutgers University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of African American Studies

In her lecture, Professor Fleetwood explores various aesthetic practices of incarcerated artists and activists to produce art about the U.S. prison regime and how prison shapes life-world possibilities of people impacted. The talk examines how furtive planning and artistic tactics of appropriating items owned by the state and claiming state resources and spaces are maneuvered.

Flintknapping: Merging Mind and Body

Lecture | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Felicia De Pena, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

My work is focused on situating the transmission of flintknapping knowledge between mobile Epipaleolithic hunter-gatherer peoples of the Levant through chaîne opératoire. By refitting bladelet cores at Kharaneh IV, I strive to identify how individuals learned to flintknap, from raw material acquisition through the production of the final tool. I view the knowledge transmission process as a proxy...   More >

Eastern Prussia 2.0: Persistent Regions, Rising Nations

Lecture | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Maria Polugodina, Freie Universitaet Berlin

 Institute of European Studies

There is much literature stressing border persistence. Especially research focusing on economic, political and social legacies of the pre-WWI empires in their successor states has gained momentum in the past decade, and there is numerous evidence for persistence of differences once a border is removed. What influence, however, will imposition of a border and, respectively, different cultural and...   More >

Atiqul Islam | Higher Education in the Private Sector in South Asia: Trends and Challenges

Lecture | April 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Atiqul Islam, Vice Chancellor, North South University, Bangladesh.

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

 The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Talk by Prof. Atiqul Islam, Vice Chancellor, North South University, Bangladesh.

DH Faire Keynote: David Bamman: The Long Rise of Word Vectors in the Digital Humanities

Lecture | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle

 David Bamman

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

In the keynote address to the 2018 DH Faire, Professor David Bamman will outline the history of distributed representations of words and unpack what's new about contemporary (neural) methods of learning such representations compared to previous approaches. http://dh.berkeley.edu/dh-faire-2018

Art against Housework: The Gruppo Immagine and the Wages against Housework Campaign

Lecture | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Arts Research Center

Jacopo Galimberti on Art against Housework | The Gruppo Immagine and the Wages against Housework Campaign

2018 Martin Meyerson Faculty Research Lectures

Lecture | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Victoria Kahn, Professor of Comparative Literature and Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Professor of English

 Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature

Victoria Kahn is Professor of Comparative Literature and Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Professor of English at Berkeley. Her areas of specialization are Renaissance literature and early modern political theory. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Yale University. Before coming to Berkeley, she taught at Bennington College, Johns Hopkins University, UC Irvine, and Princeton University.

Faculty Research Lecture: The Trouble with Literature

Lecture | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. |  Chevron Auditorium, International House

 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Victoria Kahn, Professor of Comparative Literature and Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 Academic Senate

Victoria Kahn is Professor of Comparative Literature and Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Professor of English at Berkeley. Her areas of specialization are Renaissance literature and early modern political theory. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Yale University. Before coming to Berkeley, she taught at Bennington College, Johns Hopkins University, UC Irvine, and Princeton University.

Taming the Sun: A Conversation with Clean Energy Expert Varun Sivaram

Lecture | April 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Varun Sivaram, Council on Foreign Relations

 The Berkeley Forum

Solar energy, the cheapest and fastest-growing power source on earth, has nearly unlimited potential. However, energy expert Varun Sivaram warns that the world is not yet equipped to harness erratic sunshine to meet most of its energy needs. Yet, Sivaram believes innovation can brighten these prospects. Financial innovation is already enticing deep-pocketed investors to fund solar projects around...   More >

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