Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Lecture | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Greta Vollmer, Professor Emerita, English & Applied Linguistics, Sonoma State University
Language learning is, as we know, a complex process. Yet when I chose to study Catalan in Spain last year, little did I know that I would receive an even greater education in the complexities of bilingualism as well as the repercussions of the independence movement on language use and language policy in Catalonia. How am I positioned by my language use? How do I choose to position myself in a... More >
Lecture | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Geoffrey Taylor, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
Huari is the proposed capital of the Wari cultural group whose architectural, ceramic, and iconographic traditions spread to distant parts of the Peruvian highlands during the Middle Horizon (AD 600-1000). With this presentation, I will introduce Wari studies and re-appraise the current state of archaeological evidence on the activities of Wari people. I will then investigate the botanical... More >
Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: John Ferrari: The Messages We Send: Social Signals and Storytelling
Lecture | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Exploring the idea of "intimations" - social interactions that approach outright communication but do not quite reach it - G. R. F. (John) Ferrari offers a new framework for understanding different ways in which we communicate with each other.
Lecture | April 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Paul Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. His teaching and research includes the fields of American politics and public policy, comparative political economy, and social theory.
Lecture | April 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (Dept. of SSEAS Library) | Note change in time
Maya Joshi, Associate Professor, Department of English, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi
Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor of Hindi Literature, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by Maya Joshi, Associate Professor of English specializing in Cultural & Intellectual History at LSR, University of Delhi.
Lecture | April 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Alexander Bevilacqua, Associate Professor of History, Williams College
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a pioneering community of Christian scholars laid the groundwork for the modern Western understanding of Islamic civilization. These men produced the first accurate translation of the Quran into a European language, mapped the branches of the Islamic arts and sciences, and wrote Muslim history using Arabic sources. The Republic of Arabic Letters... More >
Epic Fail in the Romantic Era and Beyond: On the Vanishing of a Genre -- Wordsworth, Hegel, Walcott, Godard
Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Department of English, Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium
Lecture | April 25 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Note change in date
Daniel Sargent, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley
Daniel J. Sargent is Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s (Oxford University Press, 2015) and co-editor of The Shock of the Global: The International History of the 1970s (Harvard University Press, 2010).