Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Exhibits

Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

The National Writing Project is a professional development
network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early
childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available
National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library
collections, this exhibition explores the history of the
organization from its origins within the Graduate School of
Education at UC Berkeley to its present...   More >

A Country Called Syria

Exhibit - Multimedia: Doe Library | May 12 – August 31, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Journey through A Country Called Syria, a traveling collection that brings to life the history and heritage of Syrian culture. This unique exhibition allows its viewers to explore Syria from its ancient beginnings to the present civil war.

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Exhibit - Artifacts | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day | Wurster Hall, Room 210

 Environmental Design Archives

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity. Sections reveal the diversity within CED’s history using photographs of students and examples of their work and address gender and power through projects that women designers created for powerful men. The largest section is intended to serve as inspiration by providing examples of...   More >

Jun Kamata: Photographs of Native American Communities

Exhibit - Photography | May 30 – August 15, 2017 every day | 30 Stephens Hall

 Ethnic Studies Library

Displayed are 25 black and white photographs taken by Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo. Besides numerous articles about American and Japanese social issues, he has published eight books and two photography books in Japan. He holds a B.A. in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in American Indian Studies, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA.

New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents
an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The
exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces
carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and
Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the...   More >

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

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 >

Kitchen Sisters' Nikki Silva in Conversation with OHC's Shanna Farrell

Lecture | August 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room, 5th Floor

 Nikki Silva, Kitchen Sisters; Shanna Farrell, Oral History Center

 Oral History Center

Join the Oral History Center for a public presentation with the Kitchen Sisters' Nikki Silva. She will discuss how she uses oral history in her radio work.

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

Friday, September 8, 2017

Hands On 9: Artists' Books: Artists' Books as Representations of Resistance

Social Event | September 8 | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

The Environmental Design Library will have 20 artists' books related to the act of resisting on hand for you to touch, turn pages, and experience. Wine and light refreshments served.

Monday, October 2, 2017

New Research in Oral History: Jacqueline Adams: Using music to denounce disappearances under a military regime

Lecture | October 2 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 267 -- Oral History Center Conference Room

 Jacqueline Adams, Institute for the Study of Society Issues, UC Berkeley

 Oral History Center

Under repressive military regimes, it is not unusual for political dissidents to become the victims of enforced disappearance, whereby they are tortured and killed by the secret police, and all the while, their whereabouts are unknown to family members. How do the family members respond to this situation? In this paper, this question is addressed by examining the case of relatives of the...   More >

New Research in Oral History: Jacqueline Adams: Using music to denounce disappearances under a military regime

Lecture | October 2 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 267 -- Oral History Center Conference Room

 Jacqueline Adams, Institute for the Study of Society Issues, UC Berkeley

 Oral History Center

Under repressive military regimes, it is not unusual for political dissidents to become the victims of enforced disappearance, whereby they are tortured and killed by the secret police, and all the while, their whereabouts are unknown to family members. How do the family members respond to this situation? In this paper, this question is addressed by examining the case of relatives of the...   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 the Southeast Asia Collection, University of California, Berkeley

 Library, Department of Ethnic Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Bancroft Library, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

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

 Pre-registration is required. Pls. register by August 1, 2017. https://berkeleychineseoverseas.wordpress.com/register/

 

  Registration opens May 12. Register online or by calling Virginia Shih at 510-643-0850, or by emailing Virginia Shih at vshih@library.berkeley.edu by August 1.

Miscellaneous California views from the collection of Joseph A. Baird BANC PIC 1986.015:73–PIC

Monday, October 16, 2017

New Research in Oral History: Vic Geraci: Making Slow Food Fast in California Cuisine

Lecture | October 16 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 267 -- Oral History Center Conference Room

 Victor Geraci, Independent Scholar

 Oral History Center

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Scrivener: Software for Writers

Workshop: Science Libraries | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305, College of Environmental Design Library

 Library

Want a better way to tackle your long writing project? Scrivener can help! Scrivener is a software program that breaks down your writing into manageable "chunks" and keeps all of your research, brainstorming, and writing in a single conceptual workspace. Use Scrivener for your thesis, dissertation, book project, novel, or any longer writing project. Read more at...   More >

Monday, October 23, 2017

Copyright and Your Dissertation: Discover a workflow for answering copyright and policy questions as you prepare to publish

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

From the beginning of the writing process all the way to submitting and publishing your dissertation or thesis, this workshop will teach you a workflow for addressing copyright and other legal considerations based on the content you're using. It will also help you address related publishing questions once you're finished writing, including considerations about sharing your dissertation online,...   More >

 

  RSVP online

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Publishing Your Dissertation

Panel Discussion: Scholarly Communication | October 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

Hear from expert panelists about what happens once you submit your dissertation, how to shape your dissertation's impact through open access publishing, and how to go about publishing your first book based on your dissertation.

 

  RSVP online

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Increasing and Monitoring Scholarly Impact

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | October 25 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

Discover strategies and tips for preparing and promoting your scholarship, and the best ways to monitor and increase your citations and success. You'll also learn how to: understand metrics, select and use scholarly networking tools, choose reputable open access journals and publishing options, and participate in open access article and monograph funding opportunities.

 

  RSVP online

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Understanding the (Changing) Realm of Peer Review

Panel Discussion: Scholarly Communication | October 26 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

Are you publishing an article or reviewing someone else's work? Panelists demystify the peer review process, what's expected of you and what you'll experience, and how the world of peer review is evolving with new models that foster transparency and impact.

 

  RSVP online

Monday, November 6, 2017

New Research in Oral History: Shanna Farrell: Bay Area Cocktails: An Oral History of Culture, Community and Craft

Lecture | November 6 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 267 -- Oral History Center Conference Room

 Shanna Farrell, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

 Oral History Center

An American invention, the cocktail fluctuated in popularity following Prohibition and had firmly taken root in the culinary landscape by the 1990s. The Bay Area played a significant role in reviving it—as much as New York and London. From the distillers who pioneered craft spirits and Alice Waters’ revolutionary take on simple, fresh food at Chez Panisse to the bartenders who cared enough to...   More >

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism

Special Event | March 6 | 12-5 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. This represents an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Drop in 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library on Tuesday, March 6 from 12noon-5:00pm for an...   More >