Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Events

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


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


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


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


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.


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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


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


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


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


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:

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


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