<< Monday, April 23, 2018 >>

Monday, April 23, 2018

Risk, Innovation, and Gender Reassignment Surgery Culture in Thailand

Lecture | April 23 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall | Canceled

 Aren Aizura, Assistant Professor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota

 Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:

This talk examines how the South East Asian gender reassignment surgery industry fits into a global imaginary of risk and innovation in transgender health.

Allain Gaussin

Lecture | April 23 | 3-5 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Allain Gaussin was born in 1943. Laureate of several first prizes at the Paris Conservatory, he won his composition prize in the class of Messiaen, and then went on to study computerised music at Ircam.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Mobile Lenses on Learning

Lecture | April 23 | 3-5 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 Mark Pegrum, Associate Professor, GSE, University of Western Australia

 Berkeley Language Center

This seminar will outline the research currently underway on my new book project entitled “Mobile Lenses on Learning”. Using the metaphor of lenses, it draws together and builds on research carried out over the past decade and published as “From Blogs to Bombs: The Future of Digital Technologies in Education” (2009), “Digital Literacies” (2013, co-authored with Gavin Dudeney and Nicky Hockly),...   More >

Whither the French Revolution?

Lecture | April 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Pierre Serna, Professor of Modern History, University of Paris I — Panthéon-Sorbonne

 Carla Hesse, Dean of Social Sciences, Peder Sather Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Susan Maslan, Associate Professor of French, UC Berkeley

 Department of History

Pierre Serna is Professor of History of the French Revolution at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. His books include Antonelle: Aristocrat and Revolutionary; Like Beasts: Political History of the Animal in Revolution (1750-1840); and The Animal in the Republic, 1789-1802: Genesis of the Right of the Animals, among others.

Whither the French Revolution?

Lecture | April 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Pierre Serna, Carla Hesse, Susan Maslan, Department of History

 Department of History

A talk by Pierre Serna (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) with comments by Carla Hesse (History, Berkeley)
& Susan Maslan (French, Berkeley). Part I of a series of two talks. Part II: "French Animals from Louis XIV to the Revolution"
a conversation between Pierre Serna, Peter Sahlins (History, Berkeley) & David Bates (Rhetoric, Berkeley).

Faculty Research Lecture: Landscapes and What They Tell Us: The Shock of the Familiar

Lecture | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. |  Chevron Auditorium, International House

 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

 William Dietrich, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley

 Academic Senate

William Dietrich joined the Berkeley faculty in 1982, after studying at Occidental College and the University of Washington. His work focuses on understanding the processes that drive landscape evolution, including: rainfall runoff, soil production and transport, landsliding, river incision into bedrock, and floodplain formation. He is currently director of the Eel River Critical Zone...   More >

A Catholic International, or Transregional Catholicism? Print, Exiles and Hosts in and beyond the Cambrai Borderlands (1559–1659)

Lecture | April 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 250 Dwinelle Hall

 Violet Soen, University of Leuven

 Department of History, History of the Book Working Group, Dutch Studies

Quite early on, Reformation Studies have argued for a "Calvinist International" branching out through protestant exiles under persecution, yet over the last years Alexandra Walsham has pointed out similar processes emanating from Catholic English exiles settling on the continent. If we have come to acknowledge the importance of English exiles arriving in Douai and Saint Omer, buttressing a...   More >

On Social Architecture: Democracy, Design, and New Networks

Lecture | April 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Eric McDougall, Creative Strategist. Principle + Founder, Black Ink

 Arts + Design

Social interactions are our sustenance, yet increasingly we face a well-documented, widespread, and growing crisis of loneliness and anxiety in society and amongst people of all strata. Physical space and software, especially where they intersect, play a significant and disruptive role in shaping our experiences for better or worse. Gatherings at campus venues by provocateurs, neo-fascists,...   More >