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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Summer Abroad - Trieste, Italy: Italian Language and Culture

Information Session | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall


Berkeley Study Abroad


Come learn about this NEW Berkeley Summer Abroad program! Study in Italy this summer and develop your knowledge and understanding of Italian history, society and culture from personal experience.

• Study the Italian language in Trieste, a vibrant city and seaport
• Analyze the influence and presence of Italian culture on other Mediterranean societies as well as the persistent presence of...   More >

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Theater Performance and Symbolic Competence

Workshop | February 11 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)


Anna Bellezza, Lecturer, Italian Studies; Niko Euba, Lecturer, German Department

Berkeley Language Center


Workshop on theater performance and symbolic competence

Thursday, February 18, 2016

IDEA: Isabella d’Este Archive. Presentation and Hands-On Workshop for IDEA Documents with IDEA Co-Director Deanna Shemek

Workshop | February 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 219 Dwinelle Hall


Deanna Shemek, University of California, Santa Cruz

Department of Italian Studies


IDEA: Isabella d’Este Archive is an exciting new scholarly website for study of the Italian Renaissance through the correspondence, music, and collecting of Isabella d’Este (1474-1539), marchesa of Mantua. Daughter of the Este dukes of Ferrara and wife of Francesco II Gonzaga, Isabella d’Este produced a correspondence of over 16,000 letters that remain in copybooks produced by her chancery and...   More >

Friday, February 19, 2016

Symposium on the Imagination

Conference/Symposium | February 19 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall


Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute for South Asia Studies


A multidisciplinary and cross-cultural consideration of the various manifestations and theories of the imagination.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Inaugural Event for the Program for the Study of Italy: Italian Mobilities

Lecture | February 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of Italian and History, NYU; Stephanie Malia Hom, Professor of Italian, University of Oklahoma

Institute of European Studies


Mobility in various forms has shaped the Italian national experience. Tourists have flocked to the peninsula from the era of the Grand Tour to the present, while Italians themselves have left the country, often in record numbers, since the creation of the Italian state. More recently, Italy has been a destination of choice for immigrants whose tragic stories of shipwreck and confinement are often...   More >

Monday, February 22, 2016

Summer Abroad - Trieste, Italy: Italian Language and Culture

Information Session | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | B-33C Dwinelle Hall


Berkeley Study Abroad


Come learn about this NEW Berkeley Summer Abroad program! Study in Italy this summer and develop your knowledge and understanding of Italian history, society and culture from personal experience.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Come narrare l’immigrazione con originalità

Lecture | February 25 | 5-8 p.m. | 219 Dwinelle Hall


Amara Lakhous, Novelist and Author

Department of Italian Studies


A talk by Amara Lakhous, novelist and author of Scontro di civiltà per un ascensore in Piazza Vittorio, and Divorzio all'islamica a viale Marconi, among others.

This talk is in Italian.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Post-Imperialism: The Legacy of Europe's Colonial Repatriates

Conference/Symposium | March 17 | 9:30 a.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Christoph Kalter, Visiting Assistant Professor, Free University Berlin; Pamela Ballinger, Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan; Claire Eldridge, Lecturer in Modern European History, University of Leeds; Jordanna Bailkin, Professor in International Studies, University of Washington

Jeroen Dewulf, Professor of Dutch Studies; Director, IES, UC Berkeley

Institute of European Studies


This conference will focus on the aftermath of the independence of formerly European colonies in Asia and Africa, when between 5 and 7 million settlers migrated to their respective countries of origin, between the Second World War and the mid-1970ies. Although they were called “repatriates,” at least a third of them had never seen their European country of citizenship. Many had been living for...   More >

Friday, April 22, 2016

Graduate Conference: A Polarizing Europe: Identity, Aesthetics and Radicalism in the Post WWII Era

Conference/Symposium | April 22 | Barrows Hall, 820 (Social Science Matrix)


Institute of European Studies, Social Science Matrix


Along national, social, economic, political, ethnic, religious, and other lines, Europe appears to be polarizing. In many instances, it does so at the moment that it seeks to further integrate. To understand the meaning of these countervailing dynamics for European citizens, the nation state, and the project of European Union, this graduate conference seeks to interrogate the notion of...   More >

Friday, April 29, 2016