Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Exhibits

Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service

Exhibit - Artifacts: Bancroft Library | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials...   More >

Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia: Doe Library | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.

We...   More >

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the...   More >

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” The project is “both exhibit...   More >

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts: Moffitt Library | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that...   More >

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Special Event | March 21 | 1-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Let’s change that. Drop by the A+F Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, learn how to edit Wikipedia and make a few changes of your own!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

EndNote: Citation and Document Manager: Hands-on Workshop

Workshop: Science Libraries | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library (2101)

 Susan Koskinen

 Library

EndNote is a tool for managing your references and documents and allows you to organize your citations, import from databases, add pdfs, insert footnotes into your Word docs, and format bibliographies in any style.

The Bioscience Library Training room is equipped with PCs and EndNote X8, you are welcome to bring your laptop too.
Please no food or drink in the Training room.

Containers with Docker: The Hacker Within

Workshop | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This Week's The Hacker Within

Topic: Containers with Docker

http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/

This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Science of Synthesis seminar

Workshop: Science Libraries | April 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Seminar Room 100F, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library

 Dr. M. Fiona Shortt de Hernandez, Managing Editor, Thieme Science of Synthesis

 Library

The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library will be hosting a workshop led by representatives from Thieme on finding reliable chemical transformations using Science of Synthesis.

 

  Registration opens March 20. Register online by April 5.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The History of Higher Education in California: Big Data Approach

Lecture | April 6 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Zach Bleemer

 Library

In his talk, Zach Bleemer will discuss how he has used data science - thousands of computer-processed versions of annual registers, directories, and catalogs - to reconstruct a near-complete database of all students, faculty, and courses at four-year universities in California in the first half of the 20th century, including the UC system. Visualizations of this database display the expansion of...   More >

Europe: A Literary History (1559-1648)

Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Warren Boutcher, Queen Mary University of London

 Department of Italian Studies, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography, Bancroft Library, Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Department of English, Romance Languages and Literatures, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Presented by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography.

Join us for Dr Boutcher’s lecture, followed by a round table discussion with UC Berkeley faculty:

Ivonne de Valle, Spanish & Portuguese
Timothy Hampton, French and Comparative Literature
Victoria Kahn, English and Comparative Literature
Ignacio Navarrete, Spanish & Portuguese
Diego Pirillo, Italian Studies

Monday, April 10, 2017

Edible Book Festival

Social Event: Moffitt Library | April 10 | 12-2 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Edible Book Festivals feature creative food projects that draw their inspiration from books and stories. Edible books might physically resemble books, or they might refer to an aspect of a story, or they might incorporate text.

All members of the UC Berkeley community are encouraged to participate! The event will take place in Moffitt Library, which requires a current UCB ID or gold UC...   More >

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

When Police Kill, a book talk with Prof. Zimring

Reading - Nonfiction | April 11 | 5:10-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Library

Professor Franklin Zimring (Berkeley Law) compiles data from federal records, crowdsourced research, and investigative journalism to provide a comprehensive, fact-based picture of how, when, where, and why police resort to deadly force. Of the 1,100 killings by police in the United States in 2015, he shows, 85 percent were fatal shootings and 95 percent of victims were male. The death rates for...   More >

Book jacket, When Police Kill

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cover Girls: The Evolution of the Image of Female Stars in Chinese Movie Magazines from the 1920s to the Early Years of the People's Republic

Colloquium | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Paul Fonoroff, Independent film scholar

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of International Studies Faculty Interdisciplinary Program on Gender and the Transpacific World

This talk will cover the evolution of the image of female stars from the 1920s to the early 1950s as reflected in their representation as "cover girls" from the 1920s (and the birth of Chinese movie "goddesses") to their makeover after the Communist victory in 1949. The talk will include many slides of images from the Fonoroff Collection, now held at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Story Hour in the Library featuring Shanthi Sekaran

Reading - Literary: Morrison Library | April 13 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Shanthi Sekaran

 Library

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In April the program features author Shanthi Sekaran.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Maps and More. Sugar and Sand: Tracing Cuba's Shifting Export Economy in Maps

Tour/Open House | April 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit featuring historic and economic maps of Cuba's agricultural and resource industries. We welcome guest curators, Liz Vasile and Chris Lesser.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Teaching and Research Resource Fair: AIS-palooza

Tour/Open House | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 

American Cultures Center, Professor; Associate Dean, Graduate Division

bConnected

Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Center for Teaching and Learning

Division of Equity and Inclusion

Educational Technology Services

Library

Media Resources Center

Office of Undergraduate Research

Research IT

Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies

 Academic Innovation Studio

Enjoy technology demonstrations and mini-sessions on connecting teaching and research, creating instructional videos, (re-)energizing your course, bringing social justice into the classroom, promoting your research, sharing and using open educational resources, securing your data, and much more!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Marking Time: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Mundane World

Lecture | April 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Amani Morrison, Bancroft Library Study Award recipient and doctoral candidate in African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

Poet, novelist, and Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks deftly captured the everydayness of black people in her writing, often portraying the characters' mundane aspirations and realities. This talk examines how Brooks's materials housed in The Bancroft Library reflect the author's own practices of marking commonplace experiences and how they might help us to creatively rethink our own.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Road Trip! Maps for the August 21, 2017 Eclipse

Tour/Open House | April 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Attention all eclipse chasers! Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit focusing on eclipse maps and atlases. We will feature maps related to the upcoming summer eclipse on 8/21/17.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Story Hour in the Library Student Reading

Reading - Literary: Morrison Library | May 4 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Student Reading

 Library

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In May the program features the student reading.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Cold War Confessions: How Mexican American Labor Activists and Their Allies Fought to End the Bracero Program

Lecture | May 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Maggie Elmore, Bancroft Library Study Award recipient and doctoral candidate in history, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

In 1958, a small gathering of Catholic priests and Mexican American labor leaders prepared a last-ditch effort to end what some called "a substitute for slavery," during federal congressional hearings on the Mexican farm labor program. The program continued, but the group's joint efforts forged a Cold War labor-liberal coalition and revealed a vibrant economic civil rights activism.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Friday, August 11, 2017

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 7 – 11, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.

The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who...   More >

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Chinese Overseas: Celebrating the Legacy of Scholarship and Collection Treasures at UC Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | October 5 | 8:10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Ling-Chi Wang, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Harvey Dong, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley; Sine Hwang Jensen, Asian American Studies & Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley; Theresa Salazar, Curator, Bancroft Collection of Western Americana, University of California, Berkeley; Jianye He, Librarian for Chinese Collections, University of California, Berkeley; Virginia Shih, Librarian for Southeast Asian Collections, University of California, Berkeley

 Library

The keynote address, presentations, and tours of various UC Berkeley libraries will highlight the past, present, and future of Chinese overseas scholarship and curatorship.