Thursday, November 7, 2019
Lecture | November 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Allison Arieff, editorial director of SPUR
This week, A + D Thursdays welcomes Allison Arieff, editorial director of SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association. A contributing columnist to the New York Times since 2006, Arieff writes about architecture, design, and cities for numerous publications including California Sunday, the MIT Technology Review, Dialogue,... More >
Bringing Health to Life: An Institutional Ethnography of the Social Determinants of Health and the Life Course Perspective: Maggie Downey Doctoral Mock Job Talk
Lecture | November 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons 116 | Note change in date
Lecture | November 7 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 170
Dr. James Garrett
Join the Berkeley Law Staff Circle on Anti-Racism in a conversation with Dr. James Garrett, a co-founder of the Black Student Movement Movement and an early activist for the establishment of Ethnic Studies Departments at SF State University and across the country.
Lecture | November 7 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
Barabara Schmenk, Professor of German/Applied Linguistics, University of Waterloo
Berkeley Language Center
This presentation looks at one neoliberal trend in academic discourse: the sloganization of concepts and terms, i.e., the use of slogans rather than clearly defined terms in language education discourse. While sloganization is not entirely new, its use has increased noticeably in the course of/in the wake of the marketization of education and the academe. Slogans and catchy tag lines have gained... More >
Lecture | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Arthur Levine, Arthur Levine, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
This talk will focus on the future of American Education. The United States is undergoing a transition from a national, analog, industrial economy to a global, digital, knowledge economy. All of our social institutions, including higher education, were created for the former and change will be required to fit the latter. There is currently a heated debate on how much change will be necessary with... More >
Lecture | November 7 | 4 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Christopher Clark, University of Cambridge
Political power is wielded in ways that are culturally and historically contingent, meaning that how these distortions occur and what effects they generate will vary according to the constitution of the regime in question. This talk explores historical fluctuations in the temporality of power in Prussia and reflects on their implications for our understanding of politics in the present.
Lecture | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Francis Cody, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto
Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Townsend Center Working Group on Form and Formalism, Linguistic Anthropology Working Group at UC Berkeley, Department of Anthropology
A talk by Professor Francis Cody, scholar of the language and politics of southern India and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto.
"As on the First Day": The Struggle of Firsts in Heidegger's "First Elaboration" of his "Origin of the Work of Art"
Lecture | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in date
Peter Fenves, Professor of German, Comparative Literary Studies, Jewish Studies, and Asian Languages and Cultures, Northwestern University
The primary thesis of this paper is that Heideggers First Elaboration of the thoughts that would emerge as his essay on The Origin of the Work of Art provides a tantalizing brief index of an insight into the work of art from which the later elaborations of the Artwork essay would progressively retreat. The secondary thesis of this paper is that, even if its primary thesis appears as... More >
Lecture | November 7 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 300 Wheeler Hall
Leif Weatherby, Professor of German, NYU
Digital machines are sign-making machines. This basic fact was known - and crucial - to the first generation of computer architects, who often tied their work to a philosophical trajectory from Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz to Charles Sanders Peirce. This talk traces the semiotic origins of digital technologies and its consequences for what Max Bense, the most important semiotician of the digital,... More >
Author Reading: Alberto Ledesma: The Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life
Lecture | November 7 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 30 Stephens Hall
Alberto Ledesma, Graduate Diversity Director, Arts and Humanities Department
Co-sponsors: Ethnic Studies Library, Alianza, and Berkeley HEROES
Alberto Ledesma attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate and received his Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies there in 1996. He has held lecturer and administrative positions on campus, including including Director of Admissions at the School of Optometry, and Writing Program Coordinator at the Student Learning Center.... More >
Lecture | November 7 | 5:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Please mark your calendars for an upcoming talk hosted by the Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium. Leif Weatherby will be presenting a paper titled, "Digital Semiotics: German Idealism, Cybernetics, and the Sign" on Thursday, November 7th at 5:30 pm in Wheeler 300.
Leif is an Associate Professor of German at NYU and the author of Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German... More >
Catastrophic Fires, Colonialism, and Indigenous Landscape Practices: The Relevancy of Archaeology in Rethinking the Stewardship of Public Lands in California
Lecture | November 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Hillside Club
In this lecture, Kent Lightfoot outlines the historical roots of the fire crisis in California and discusses the role that archaeology can play in rethinking our current stewardship of public lands.
$10 per person, paid at the door
Lecture | November 7 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Burkhard Militzer, UC Berkeley
Join us on November 7th for the LAST Astro Night of 2019! Berkeley Professor Burkhard Militzer will talk about the planets of our solar system, including how Saturn became the "Lord of the Rings".
Come to Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.
AIA Lecture - The Actions and Meanings of Visible and Hidden Spaces at Formative Chiripa, in the Lake Titicaca Basin, Boliva
Lecture | November 7 | 8 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Christine Hastorf, Department of Anthropology
San Francisco Society, Archaeological Institute of America