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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Global Urban Humanities Open House + Book Fair

Reception | August 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library


Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities


The interdisciplinary Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) studies global cities by bringing together scholars, artists and designers from the arts and humanities, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning.

Come celebrate the start of the fifth year of our activities, including the launch of our new undergraduate program. Learn about an exciting international traveling studio...   More >


$0 FREE

Registration opens July 6. Register by August 24 online, or by calling Tina Novero at 510-664-4077, or by emailing Tina Novero at globalurbanhumanities@berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower


Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities


Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Friday, September 1, 2017

Global Urban Humanities Info Sessions

Presentation | September 1 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 305, North Tower


Global Urban Humanities


The interdisciplinary Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) studies global cities by bringing together scholars, artists and designers from the arts and humanities, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning.

Learn about the nuts and bolts of our new certificates in Global Urban Humanities for undergraduates and graduate students, new courses, fellowship opportunities, and...   More >


RSVP by September 1 by calling Tina Novero at 510-664-4077, or by emailing Tina Novero at globalurbanhumanities@berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower


Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities


Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Food and History: Katie Parla on Southern Italy

Lecture | September 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Katie Parla, http://katieparla.com/

Department of Italian Studies


Katie Parla, Italian food journalist and author of Tase of Rome (IACP Award Winner for Best International Cookbook 2017), joins us to discuss the history and complexity of Southern Italian cuisine.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower


Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities


Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower


Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities


Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower


Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities


Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Question of Tartar Textiles: Dante, Cangrande I della Scala, and the Vatican Archive

Lecture | October 2 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Mariachiara Gasparini, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University

UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies


The Chinese-Islamic cultural encounter in Central Asia found its maximum expression with the Pax Mongolica in territories that, although vast in area, became similar in aesthetic culture, and brought into existence a unique “dress code” among various social classes from China to Italy. Similarly to the Tang, in the thirteenth century, the Mongols established their domain with a multicultural...   More >

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower


Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities


Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower


Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities


Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower


Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities


Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower


Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities


Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower


Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities


Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower


Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities


Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower


Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

Global Urban Humanities


Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Phoebe's Cast Collection: Two Millennia of Copies and Replicas at the Hearst Museum

Lecture | November 16 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology


Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology


This talk will provide an introduction to UC Berkeley's collection of nearly 300 casts of Greek and Roman sculptures from the Classical period - examining both how these plaster copies were made from original sculptures in Europe, and how they travelled to California at the turn of the 20th century. This will be contextualized within a larger discussion of the copying tradition, starting in the...   More >