Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Susan Xue

 Library

Learn to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences.

Share Your Scholarship: Humanities Commons

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Stacy Reardon

 Library

Humanities Commons, a new platform developed by the MLA and other humanities organizations, offers a professional alternative to for-profit academic networking sites like Academia.edu. In this workshop, we'll learn how to make your research available online, develop an academic portfolio, and connect with colleagues at other universities using Humanities Commons.

Author Event with Jennifer Doudna: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution, Jennifer Doudna

Reading - Nonfiction | November 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

 Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Library, Life & Health Sciences Division

Professor Doudna's new book chronicles the discovery of CRISPR and the ethical questions to come. Join us for a fascinating discussion with Professor Doudna on the timely and important issues explored in her book.

Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Introduction to Georeferencing

Workshop: Science Libraries: Digital Scholarship | November 15 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Susan Powell, Library

 Library

This workshop will cover the basic concepts involved in georeferencing/georectifiying a digital image and provide hands-on practice using a web-based interface. Georeferencing involves “spatializing” scanned maps or aerial imagery so they can be used in a geographic information system (GIS).

We will cover the basics of topics such as projections, coordinate systems, and the theory behind...   More >

Japanese Language Resources

Information Session | November 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Toshie Marra

 Library

Introduction to research resources in Japanese language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

Python FUN!damentals: Part 4

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | November 15 | 4-7 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Rachel Jansen, D-Lab

 Library

This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library

  free

  Register online

The Berkeley Forum In Discussion with Alexandra Petri

Special Event | November 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Alexandra Petri, The Washington Post

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

The Berkeley Forum in discussion with Alexandra Petri, the columnist behind The Washington Post’s ComPost blog and author of
A Field Guide to Awkward Silences. Ms. Petri writes satirical and lighthearted pieces on contemporary news, politics and points of view. The Berkeley Forum staff will moderate the forum and allow audience questions afterwards with Ms. Petri.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Native Claims Across Nations: Indigenous Land Ownership in Mexican and U.S. California, 1840-1860

Lecture | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Julia Lewandoski, doctoral candidate, History, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

The vast majority of indigenous Californians never received land promised to them after Mexico secularized California's missions in 1834. Drawing mainly from land case files in The Bancroft Library, Julia Lewandoski will trace the stories of those who did receive grants from Mexico in the 1840s. These communities used legal systems to gain and keep land after California became a U.S. state in 1850.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley: Come Write In Sessions

Meeting | November 19 | 1-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe Library

 Shannon Monroe, Head of Interlibrary Lending & Photoduplication, Interlibrary Services

 Library

Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. Working on an academic writing project and need help with productivity? Join us for NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley, and write with fellow participants, students and colleagues in a supportive setting at Doe Library during National Novel Writing Month!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Finding the Haystack: Accessing Corpora for Computational Text Analysis

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | November 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 356: Convening Room)

 Cody Hennesy; Stacy Reardon

 Library

Where and how can you access large collections of text for computational analysis? This session will outline the landscape of corpora available in the public domain and as library-licensed resources. We'll discuss licensing and copyright restrictions, as well as common modes of access and non-consumptive research tools provided by the HathiTrust Research Center, JSTOR, and more.

 $0

  Register online

Sunday, November 26, 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley: Come Write In Sessions

Meeting | November 26 | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe Library

 Shannon Monroe, Head of Interlibrary Lending & Photoduplication, Interlibrary Services

 Library

Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. Working on an academic writing project and need help with productivity? Join us for NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley, and write with fellow participants, students and colleagues in a supportive setting at Doe Library during National Novel Writing Month!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | November 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Bruce Williams

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Book Talk Series: Prevention Diaries

Reading - Nonfiction | November 28 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Larry Cohen

 Library

Larry Cohen tells the story of a movement to remake our communities to support health and equity and reveals the unexpected (yet foreseeable) parts of daily life that shape our health. Health happens in our communities and homes, not just at the doctor’s office, and many illnesses and injuries can be prevented through commonsense solutions.

FREE books to the first 20 UCB students to...   More >

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Book Talk Series: Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness

Reading - Nonfiction | November 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Stephen Hinshaw

 Library

Stephen Hinshaw, professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley) and Psychiatry (UC San Francisco) will discuss his newest book, "Another Kind of Madness", chronicling his father’s recurring mental illness and the doctor-enforced silence surrounding it, plus the crucial need to combat stigma. Books will be for sale, courtesy of Mrs. Dalloway's.

*The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible,...   More >

NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley: Come Write In Sessions

Meeting | November 30 | 6-9 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe Library

 Shannon Monroe, Head of Interlibrary Lending & Photoduplication, Interlibrary Services

 Library

Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. Working on an academic writing project and need help with productivity? Join us for NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley, and write with fellow participants, students and colleagues in a supportive setting at Doe Library during National Novel Writing Month!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | December 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Bruce Williams

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Monday, December 4, 2017

ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas: Book Talk Series

Lecture | December 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison, Doe 101

 Professor Tom McEnaney, Department of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley.

 Professor José Quiroga, Professor Freya Schiwy, UC Riverside

 Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies

Tom McEnaney's book explores the "coevolution" of the radio and the novel amid influential move­ments in populist politics in three countries in the mid-20th century: the New Deal in America; Peronism in Argentina, and the Cuban Revolution. The book illustrates how governments, activists, and artists have struggled for control to represent the voice of the people within a changing media landscape

Sound, Media and Literature in the Americas: The Morrison Library

Panel Discussion | December 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Tom McEnaney, Assistant Professor Comparative Literature and Spanish & Portuguese, UC Berkeley; José Quiroga, Professor Spanish and Comparative Literature, Emory University; Freya Schiwy, Associate Professor Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside

 UC Berkeley Library, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies

A conversation in celebration of his new book - Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas

Book Talk Series: Acoustic Properties

Reading - Nonfiction | December 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Tom McEnaney

 José Quiroga; Freya Schiwy

 Library

Tom McEnaney’s book explores the “coevolution” of the radio and the novel amid influential movements in populist politics in three countries in the mid-20th century: the New Deal in America;
Peronism in Argentina, and the Cuban Revolution. The book illustrates how governments, activists, and artists have struggled for control to represent the voice of the people within a changing media...   More >

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | December 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 350)

 Stacy Reardon; Cody Hennesy

 Library

If you've tinkered in WordPress, Google Sites, or other web publishing tools, chances are you've wanted more control over the placement and appearance of your content. With a little HTML and CSS under your belt, you'll know how to edit "under the hood" so you can place an image exactly where you want it, customize the formatting of text, or troubleshoot copy & paste issues.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs: December's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | December 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher in Detroit. Rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future. This documentary presents Boggs's...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

December's Movie at Moffitt

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Lunch Poems: Rita Dove

Reading - Literary | December 7 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Rita Dove

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Rita Dove.

(photo by Fred Viebahn)

Friday, December 8, 2017

Open Textbook Workshop

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | December 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 127 (Academic Innovation Studio)

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Sarah Cohen, Open Textbook Network

 Library

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Do you want to adopt or create innovative pedagogical materials? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a two hour workshop and writing a short textbook review. The Library will provide you with a $200 stipend for your efforts! Space is limited, so please submit a very brief...   More >

 

 Space is limited. Applications must be received by Dec. 1. Register online

Open Textbook Workshop for Staff and Partners

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | December 8 | 12:45-2:45 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Sarah Cohen, Open Textbook Network

 Library

Are you a UC Berkeley staff or affiliate who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on students, or you are working with a faculty member who is? Do you want to support the adoption or creation of innovative pedagogical materials? Discover the landscape for affordable textbooks, and explore possible open textbook solutions at this workshop, and di

 

  RSVP online by December 5.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Biology Students: Meet Your Library!

Workshop: Science Libraries | January 25 | 3-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101 Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

 Susan Koskinen, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Elliott Smith, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Becky Miller, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library

 Library

Drop-in for an orientation to web resources and a tour of the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Biology Students: Meet Your Library!

Workshop: Science Libraries | January 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101 Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

 Susan Koskinen, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Elliott Smith, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Becky Miller, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library

 Library

Drop-in for an orientation to web resources and a tour of the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Advanced PubMed

Workshop: Science Libraries | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

How, Where, and What to Publish: UC Berkeley Scholarly Publishing Symposium

Conference/Symposium: Scholarly Communication | January 31 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Sproul Hall, 309 (Graduate Professional Development Center)

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 

Editors from Elsevier, Springer-Nature, PLOS, UC Press, and more

 Library

Hear from scholarly journal and book publishers Elsevier, Springer-Nature, PLOS, UC Press, and more during a half-day symposium in which editors cover all aspects of how, where, and what to publish. Panel presentations and discussions will include:

• Intro to Scholarly Publishing: Targeting the “right” journal for submission; overview of the editorial process (Submission to...   More >

 

  Register online

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mendeley Citation Management Workshop

Workshop: Science Libraries: Digital Scholarship | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

 Library

Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!

 

  Register online

Lunch Poems: TC Tolbert

Reading - Literary | February 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 TC Tolbert

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by TC Tolbert.

(photo by Hannah Ensor)

Friday, February 2, 2018

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop: Science Libraries | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mendeley Citation Management Workshop

Workshop: Science Libraries: Digital Scholarship | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

 Library

Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!

 

  Register online

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

East of Salinas: February's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | February 7 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

East of Salinas takes us to the heart of California’s “Steinbeck Country,” the Salinas Valley, to meet a bright boy and his dedicated teacher — both sons of migrant farm workers. With parents who are busy working long hours in the fields, third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, for guidance. But Jose is undocumented; he was born in Mexico. Like many other migrant...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Movies at Moffitt Image

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

On the Digital Archive and Its Uses for Japanese Humanities: A Collaborative Workshop by the Art Research Center of Ritsumeikan University and the University of California, Berkeley

Workshop | February 13 | 2-5 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), East Asian Library

This workshop will examine the possibilities for new digital technologies and platforms to allow for collaboration within the humanities. Presentations will introduce collaborative projects already underway at both Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan and at the University of California, Berkeley and we will explore the promise of transnational collaboration to provide students access to...   More >

Open House + Arts/Visual Collections Showcase

Tour/Open House | February 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Art History/Classics Library, 308 Doe

 Library, Department of History of Art

The Art History/Classics Library and the History of Art Visual Resources Center are hosting an event to bring together the many arts-related and visual scholarly resources and scholarly output from around the UC Berkeley campus and beyond. It will be a book-fair style event with outreach materials and...   More >

Digital Scholarly Editions with TEI

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | February 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

 Stacy Reardon, Library

 Library

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) offers a standard way of describing texts to make them machine readable. A flavor of XML, TEI has been used in many humanities and social sciences disciplines, and it has a dedicated vocabulary for describing literary texts. TEI may be used to create digital editions, prepare texts for research, and preserve texts in a digital format. In this workshop, we'll...   More >

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Solving Mysteries at The Bancroft Library: The Fifth (Floor) Dimension

Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Kenna Fisher, MLIS, Manuscripts Cataloger, The Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

Ever wonder how Bancroft's wonderful collections are made ready for the public? Go behind the scenes with Bancroft manuscripts cataloger Kenna Fisher as she takes you on a journey through special collections processing. Fisher will discuss how she solved mysteries contained in two new acquisitions: a Gold Rush-era journal and a World War I collection.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Publish Digital Books and Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | February 20 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Maria Gould, Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian, Library

 Library

Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can license your materials for reuse however you desire. Learn why and how to use Pressbooks for publishing your original books or course materials. You'll leave the workshop with a project already under way!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Why Is the Information Revolution So Scary?

Lecture | February 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

A look at information and its discontents with University Librarian and Chief Digital Scholarship Officer Jeff MacKie-Mason.

Scalar for Multimedia Digital Projects

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | February 21 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

 Stacy Reardon, Library

 Library

Scalar is a web platform designed especially for multimedia digital projects and for multimedia academic texts. Choose it to develop born digital projects and books, or as a companion site for traditional scholarship. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll learn how to create a Scalar project, create pages and media, add metadata and annotations, and define paths.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Opening UC History and Success to the World: Book Discussion with Jud King

Presentation: Scholarly Communication | February 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Judson King, Former Provost (Berkeley, UC), Former Director CSHE, Center for Studies in Higher Education

 Carol T. Christ; Jeff Mackie-Mason

 Library

In his new book, The University of California: Creating, Nurturing, and Maintaining Academic Quality in a Public University Setting, Judson King, former Berkeley and University of California Provost, explores the most important factors for this academic success, and what makes UC tick.

 

  RSVP online or or by emailing schol-comm@berkeley.edu by February 26.

Judson King

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Lunch Poems: Rosa Alcalá

Reading - Literary | March 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Rosa Alcalá

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Rosa Alcalá.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism and Race + Justice

Special Event | March 6 | 12-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Joseph Slusky - Steel Dreams: Dialogs in Two and Three Dimensions

Lecture | March 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Joseph Slusky

 Library

Joseph Slusky, an artist, sculptor and faculty member in the College of Environmental Design for over thirty years will discuss his sculpture and two-dimensional work spanning a period of over fifty years. Five of his sculptures are on permanent display in the Environmental Design Library. Professor Slusky will trace the historic roots of his work and the journey of subconscious exploration.

Joseph Slusky

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Anthropocene: March's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | March 7 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

A Working Group of international scientists is deciding whether to declare a new geological epoch -- the Anthropocene -- with the Earth shaped more by mankind than nature. Its members tell the story of the Anthropocene and argue whether it's a tragedy, a comedy, or something more surreal. With archival footage, award-winning stills and interviews, [the film] proposes a common secular narrative...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

March's Movie at Moffitt

Friday, March 9, 2018

Mapping Indigenous California History

Tour/Open House: Science Libraries | March 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Guest curated by Julia Lewandoski, graduate student, History Department

 Library

This event explores just one chapter in California's complex and on-going indigenous history, by featuring maps of Native American land claims made in the 1850s. After the 1830s secularization of the Spanish Franciscan missions where many Native Californians were forced to live and labor, some Native peoples still living at former missions managed to obtain titles to land from Mexican...   More >

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Free Speech, Civility and Democratic Engagement: “Can’t We All Just Get Along?”

Special Event | March 10 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement at the Goldman School of Public Policy

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs, Class of '68 and the Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement

Presented by the Class of ’68 and the Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement at the Goldman School of Public Policy:

“CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?”
Breaching ideological echo chambers and the role of civility. A unique opportunity for students and the Cal community to engage in small group discussions with members of the Class of ’68.

This event is free, open to the public.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Annette Yoshiko Reed: Forgetting: the Jewish Past between Rupture and Renewal

Lecture | March 12 | 7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Annette Yoshiko Reed, Professor, New York University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, GTU Center for Jewish Studies, Lehrhaus Judaica, Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University

2018 Taubman Lecture Series

Lecture 1: Monday, March 12, 7 pm: What Was Lost with the Dead Sea Scrolls

 

  RSVP online

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

Workshop: Scholarly Communication: Digital Scholarship | March 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:40 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library

This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. We will also provide an overview of your intellectual property rights as a creator and ways to license your own work.

Annette Yoshiko Reed: Forgetting: the Jewish Past between Rupture and Renewal

Lecture | March 14 | 7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Annette Yoshiko Reed, Professor, New York University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, GTU Center for Jewish Studies, Lehrhaus Judaica, Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University

2018 Taubman Lecture Series

Lecture 2: Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm: How the Jewishness of Christianity was Forgotten

 

  RSVP online

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bancroft Library Roundtable: California's Place in Anti-Slavery Litigation on the Eve of the Civil War

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Alexandra Havrylyshyn, J.D. and Ph.D. candidate, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, and Bancroft Library Study Award recipient, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

New Orleans trial judge John McHenry ruled in favor of nearly twenty enslaved petitioners who sought freedom on the basis of having touched free soil, contravening Louisiana legislation. Havrylyshyn will explore the political identification of McHenry, who later resided in California, and the ways that anti-slavery litigation influenced California before the start of the Civil War.

Art in a State of Siege: Bosch in Retrospect: Joseph Leo Koerner, Art Historian

Lecture | March 15 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room, 101 Doe

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Koerner examines Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Delights—approaching the painting as a representation of a world without history and without law. The discussion emerges from a larger project in which Koerner explores the relationship between art and freedom under a range of emergency “states of siege,” including apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.

Annette Yoshiko Reed: Forgetting: the Jewish Past between Rupture and Renewal

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Annette Yoshiko Reed, Professor, New York University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, GTU Center for Jewish Studies, Lehrhaus Judaica, Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University

2018 Taubman Lecture Series

Lecture 1: Monday, March 12, 7 pm: What Was Lost with the Dead Sea Scrolls

Lecture 2: Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm: How the Jewishness of Christianity was Forgotten

Lecture 3: Thursday, March 15, 5:30 pm: Forgetting and Remembering Second Temple Judaism
Lecture followed by reception with unforgettable delectables.

  RSVP online

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Gordon Douglas - Author Book Talk: The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Lecture | March 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Gordon Douglas, San Jose State Unviersity

 Library

In The Help-Yourself City, Gordon Douglas looks closely at people who take urban planning into their own hands with homemade signs and benches, guerrilla bike lanes and more. Douglas explores the frustration, creativity, and technical expertise behind these interventions, but also the position of privilege from which they often come. The Help-Yourself City tells a street-level story of people's...   More >

The Help Yourself City

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Finding Health Statistics and Data

Workshop | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab Convening Room, Rm. 356

 Michael Sholinbeck, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library

 Library

Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources...   More >

 $0

  Register online

Friday, March 23, 2018

Berkeley 150 Charter Day Celebration

Special Event | March 23 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 TBA

 UC Berkeley

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate 150 years of Berkeley’s extraordinary life. Join us on Charter Day to mark the founding of our university and all it has brought to bear on our own lives, California, and the world. Witness a moving procession of alumni carrying class banners that date back to our beginning. Meet Cal celebrities, from athletes to Nobel laureates. Rev up...   More >

Monday, April 2, 2018

DH Faire Reception and Poster Session

Special Event | April 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Help us kick off the 2018 DH Faire by enjoying refreshments with colleagues and browsing posters on recent DH work in Berkeley's Morrison Library. http://dh.berkeley.edu/dh-faire-2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Digital Scholarship in the Library and Archives

Special Event | April 4 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Doe Library, 180 Doe Library

 Library

The Library collaborates with digital humanities research and initiatives through digital publishing, digitization, preservation strategies, metadata creation, subject expertise, instruction, and much more. Come hear from librarians and archivists Mary Elings, Cody Hennesy, and Josh Quan on the ways they have engaged with digital scholarship both within the Library and on...   More >

DH Faire Keynote: David Bamman: The Long Rise of Word Vectors in the Digital Humanities

Lecture | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle

 David Bamman

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

In the keynote address to the 2018 DH Faire, Professor David Bamman will outline the history of distributed representations of words and unpack what's new about contemporary (neural) methods of learning such representations compared to previous approaches. http://dh.berkeley.edu/dh-faire-2018

Ovarian Psycos: April's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | April 4 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives... The film Ovarian Psycos rides along with the Ovas, exploring the impact of the group's activism, born of feminist ideals, indigenous understanding and an urban/-hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice,...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

April's Movie

Monday, April 9, 2018

Edible Book Festival

Special Event | April 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

The Berkeley University Library is pleased to host its second Edible Book Festival!

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...   More >

 The Edible Books Festival is open to anyone with a CalID.

Edible Book Festival

Tracking the Concept of Government, 1700-1800: University of Cambridge Concept Lab

Lecture | April 9 | 3-5 p.m. | Doe Library, Doe 308A, Visual Resource Center

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

In the final event for the 2018 DH Faire, Peter de Bolla and Ewan Jones from the University of Cambridge Concept Lab will showcase a range of techniques that build upon and refine procedures common to corpus linguistics, such as pointwise mutual information. We will also chart a number of specific case studies, using the large dataset of Eighteenth Century Collections Online so as to demonstrate...   More >

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Teaching and Research Resource Fair

Special Event | April 12 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 117, Level D

 Academic Innovation Studio

Connect with dozens of campus service providers to get new ideas, find support, and learn about resources and services. Enjoy focused conversations and technology demos while meeting other instructors and researchers.

 ID required.

 

  RSVP online by April 10.

Ideas, answers, support for all UCB instructors and researchers

Korean Language Resources

Information Session | April 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Jaeyong Chang

 Library

Introduction to research resources in Korean language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Aleshire Lecture: Writing the Laws of Late Classical and Hellenistic Crete (Paula Perlman)

Lecture | April 16 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Paula Perlman, Professor of Classics, University of Texas (Austin)

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in , Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy

2017/2018 Aleshire Lecture

Elephant's Dream

Film - Documentary | April 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Kristof Bilsen, Filmaker, Director, Co-Producer

 Dr. Ann A. Laudati, Ciriacy-Wanthrup Research Fellow, Department of Geography, UCB; Adam Clemons, Librarian for African and African American Studies, UC Berkeley Library

 Center for African Studies, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs, Department of Geography

The Republic of Congo is a country mainly represented by stories of violence, rape, rebels and crime. In Elephant’s Dream, director Kristof Bilsen takes us beyond these usual reports and provides poetic and compassionate insight into a country in transition.

Kristof Bilsen (Director, Co-Producer) completed a filmmaking BA in Brussels (2002) and then worked as a cinematographer, editor and...   More >

Kristof Bilsen

Elephant's Dream: A Film by Kristof Bilsen

Film - Documentary | April 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 Kristof Bilsen, Director/Producer

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs, Department of Geography, Center for African Studies

Set in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Elephant's Dream is a breath-taking documentary that captures the daily lives of Congolese street-level civil servants in Kinshasa and Bas-Congo. Discussion with the director/producer to follow. Free to the public. For more information please contact us: fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, 510-768-7618.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Japanese Language Resources

Information Session | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Toshie Marra

 Library

Introduction to research resources in Japanese language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

By Design: Graphics and Images Basics

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | April 17 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Lynn Cunningham, Library; Eugene De La Rosa

 Library

In this hands-on workshop, we will learn how to create web graphics for your digital publishing projects and websites. We will cover topics such as: image editing tools in Photoshop; image resolution for the web; sources for free public domain and Creative Commons images; and image upload to publishing tools such as WordPress. If possible, please bring a laptop with Photoshop installed.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bancroft Library Roundtable: From Kitchen Tables to Laboratories: Nutritional Science at UC Berkeley, 1895-1930

Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Kimberly Killion, doctoral candidate, History, and Bancroft Library Study Award recipient, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

During the late nineteenth century, scientists from various fields began conducting experiments that would change the way most Americans defined, chose, and related to food. Drawing from the collections of early professors of nutrition Myer Jaffa and Agnes Fay Morgan, Killion will discuss the development of nutritional science at UC Berkeley during a transformative period in American food history.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Doe Library $1 Book Sale: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Conference Room, 303 Doe Library

 Library

Pick up some books for your collection at Doe Library's annual book sale. You'll find thousands of hardcover and softcover books, each on sale for only $1.

UC Berkeley Library Passport Adventure!: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Libraries across campus

 Library

Pick up a Library passport at any passport location. Get stamped at 5 locations and get a surprise (redeemed at any Library Passport location)! Explore all that the Library has to offer — from dinosaurs to the stars, the Library has it all!

Tour Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks: Cal Day

Tour/Open House | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Doe Library, north entrance, or Moffitt Library, south entrance

 Library

Take a self-guided tour of the 52 miles of shelves in UC Berkeley's two main libraries. Start at the Doe Library (north entrance) information desk or the Moffitt Library south entrance.

Artist and Pop-Up Books and Coloring at ENVI Library: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall

 Library

The Environmental Design Library has a large collection of unique artist books and interesting architectural pop-up books. This is a rare opportunity for the public to turn the pages of artist books that are too often locked in exhibit cases. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Visit Morrison Library: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library

 Library

Morrison Library opened in Doe Library in 1928 as a traditional reading room where students could take a break from academic life. One of our architectural treasures, Morrison Library offers comfortable seating for reading, a graphic arts collection, and a circulating collection of newly published books. Join us for some fun, all-ages coloring of the collections. This is a stop on the Library...   More >

Virtual Reality at Kresge Engineering Library: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library, 110 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Library

Explore the world of virtual reality with the student group, VR@Berkeley in the Kresge Engineering Library. Try out the technology and learn about UC Berkeley student innovations in VR. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library Gallery, located in Doe Annex

 Library

The Bancroft Library Gallery, located in Doe Annex
Marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Save the Redwoods League, “Sustaining Grandeur” is a collaborative exhibition that explores the organization’s first century protecting California’s redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League’s continued efforts to steward these magnificent...   More >

Science as Art Exhibition: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library, 100 Hildebrand Hall

 Library

The Chemistry Library will display submissions and winners of the College of Chemistry Science as Art Competition along with a browsable science book collection. Come rest and use our massage chair or take a photo with our periodic table signed by Nobel Laureate Glenn Seaborg! This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Celebrating Social Justice at the Ethnic Studies Library: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library, 30 Stephens Hall

 Library

Visit the Ethnic Studies Library and view an exhibit of posters created by “Art for Social Change,” a UC Berkeley student group. There will be a free drawing for books related to social justice and ethnic communities. Winners will be announced at 3:00 pm! There will be bookmarks, buttons, and a performance. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Discover Moffitt Library! Makerspace Demos, Digital Scholarship, and Self-Guided Tours: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor

 Library

The library is a place of discovery. Come check out the recently renovated fourth and fifth floors with a self-guided tour. See demonstrations of 3D printing, virtual reality and other design technologies available in the makerspace. Meet student consultants working with data and digital humanities. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Bears, Bugs, Dinosaurs and More!: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Marian Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Library

See a life-size T-Rex and Pterodactyl. Visit the Triceratops! Check out the Dinosaur Books for Kids in the Bioscience Library! The Bioscience & Natural Resources Library will display unusual and rare items from its collections. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Science Gets Graphic: Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels in the Sciences: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library, 100 Evans Hall

 Library

In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides to biographies to zombies teaching calculus, this exhibit features scientific comics and graphic novels from our collections. Stop by to page through these fascinating examples. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Mapping Off the Plane: Bird’s-Eye View Maps and More: Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | McCone Hall, Earth Sciences & Map Library, 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Geography Department graduate student Eve McGlynn has guest-curated a pop-up exhibit featuring non-traditional mapping perspectives of Berkeley and beyond, including bird’s eye and aerial views. You can also take the world for a spin with our new digital globe and explore our map collection — one of the largest in California. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Hargrove Music Library Tour: Cal Day

Tour/Open House | April 21 | 1-3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Library

At the Hargrove Music Library, Manuel Erviti will give a tour of the Hargrove building and John Shepard will show and speak about selected treasures from the Music Library collections. The tour followed by a presentation will take place twice, at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Tour of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies: Cal Day

Tour/Open House | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. |  East Asian Library

 Library

Tour the East Asian Library, with collections in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean now totaling over 1.1 million volumes, and view “The Art of Masako Takahashi,” a special exhibit sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session | April 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Susan Xue

 Library

Learning where to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Chinese Language Resources in Humanities and Classics

Information Session | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Jianye He

 Library

Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic format.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Publish Digital Books and Open Textbooks with Pressbooks

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | April 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117 (Level D)

 Maria Gould

 Library

If you're looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can...   More >

 

  RSVP online

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | April 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Bruce Williams

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Book Talk: Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military-Friendly Campus

Reading - Nonfiction | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library (227 Haviland Hall)

 Ellen Moore, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

 Library, Institute for the Study of Society Issues

Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military-Friendly Campus (Duke University Press) traces the college experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans on California college campuses. Ellen Moore's book findings challenge the popular narrative that explain student veterans' academic difficulties, while showing how these narratives lead to suppression of campus debates about...   More >

Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military-Friendly Campus

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Long Haul: Best Practices for Making Your Digital Project Last

Workshop: Digital Scholarship | May 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Doe Library, Doe Library 303

 Stacy Reardon, Library; Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer

 Library

You've invested a lot of work in creating a digital project, but how do you ensure it has staying power? We'll look at choices you can make at the beginning of project development to influence sustainability, best practices for documentation and asset management, and how to sunset your project in a way that ensures long-term access for future researchers.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Reception for "We're Here, We're Queer, We're in the Public Record!": An exhibit of the LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen through Government Information

Reception | May 2 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Library

This exhibition showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by the actions of federal, state, and local governments.

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you my require disability-related accommodations, please contact margaret.phillips@berkeley.edu, as soon as possible.

Mankiller: May's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | May 2 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

"This is the story of an American hero and legend, one who stands tall amongst the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman, and Martin Luther King, Jr. -- and yet few people know her name. Wilma Mankiller is someone who humbly defied the odds to fight injustice and give a voice to the voiceless. She overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation's first female...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

May Movie at Moffitt

Thursday, May 3, 2018

How to publish a scientific paper

Workshop: Science Libraries: Scholarly Communication | May 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library; Maria Gould, Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian, UC Berkeley Library Scholarly Communication Services; Olga Kononova, Postdoctoral fellow, Ceder Research Group, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

 Library

Writing and publishing a scientific paper can be daunting. Come hear a publishing and copyright expert, a postdoc, and a science librarian demystify the process and outline important tips for maximizing impact.

 

  RSVP online

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Bancroft Library Roundtable: The Business of Silver and Gold: Comstock Mines, California Finance, and the Production of Money in the Gilded Age West, 1860-1879

Lecture | May 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Rick Elliott, doctoral candidate, History, and Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowship recipient, The Bancroft Library, University of Illinois at Chicago

 Bancroft Library

The discovery and mining of precious metals were central to the development of the American West, from the initial gold rush in 1848 through the end of the nineteenth century. But how was the region's silver and gold actually transformed into money and how did their production affect the American economy? Drawing from The Bancroft Library's collections, Elliott explores these questions.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 6 | 5-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe)

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

 Free

  Register online

Friday, September 7, 2018

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 9:45 a.m.-7 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 and 190

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

 Free

  Register online

Saturday, September 8, 2018

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 and 190

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

 Free

  Register online

Ongoing Exhibits

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia: Moffitt Library | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

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 >

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   More >

Reframing Aging

Exhibit - Artifacts: Doe Library | January 2 – March 2, 2018 every day |  Doe Library

 Library

“We’re old! What’s wrong with that?” asked photographer Nancy Rubin in a recent California magazine article. A new exhibit — featuring Rubin’s photos, with interviews by writer Cynthia Overbeck Bix — evokes this question, and others, while challenging existing views on aging.

Hands On 11: Artists' Books: Twentysix Artists' Books

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

Artists’ books defy conventional “reading” and involve the viewer through sight, touch and physical manipulation. Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations was seminal in bringing the concept of artists’ books into common consciousness. The Environmental Design Library will have several Ruscha books on hand and a number of other derivative and related works for you to touch, turn pages, and...   More >

Life and Resistance in the Mapuche Territory, Chile.: Vida y Resistencia en el Territorio Mapuche, Chile.

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

319762 Wallmapu Support Group Chilean Students Association Members

 Library

This is an opening event for the library exhibition that is dedicated to the topic of Mapuche in Chile. The exhibition will be hosted in the Moffitt Library (3rd floor)-From March 9th through June 30, 2018. The opening event will take place in 303 Doe Library on March 9th from 5 pm until 6 30 pm.

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery

 Library

This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

Antidotal

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 24 | 3-5 p.m. |  East Asian Library

320998 Masako Takahashi Artist

 Japanese Studies, Center for (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library

The University of California, Berkeley C. V. Starr East Asian Library and the Center for Japanese Studies are proud to present an installation of work by Masako Takahashi, Class of ‘74, which will run from March 24 through May 1. The opening reception will be on Saturday, March 24, from 3:00-5:00PM at the C. V. Starr East Asian Library.

"Antidotal" is in two parts. Playful, vibrantly colorful...   More >

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.

Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – August 31, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Bancroft Library

(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organization’s first century protecting California’s redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League’s...   More >

Science Gets Graphic: Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels in the Sciences

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 23 – August 24, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library (100 Evans)

 Library

In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides and illustrated texts to biographies and zombies teaching calculus, this display features illustrated works and graphic novels from our collections that aim to teach college students and the general public about science...   More >