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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Sacred Time on the Frontier: Sabbath-keeping amongst Protestants and Jews in California, 1848-1920

Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Michel Sunhae Lee, PhD candidate in Religious Studies at University of Texas

 Bancroft Library

How did the white Protestant tradition of Sunday-keeping take root in a religiously and racially diverse frontier society—if at all? This presentation explores the contestations between majority first day-keepers and minority voices during the mid-19th century, giving special attention to Jews, Seventh-day Adventists, and the religiously unaffiliated.

 The Lewis-Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Sacred Time on the Frontier: Sabbath-keeping amongst Protestants and Jews in California,1848-1920

Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Michael Sunhae Lee

 Human Resources

How did the white Protestant tradition of Sunday-keeping take root in a religiously and racially diverse frontier society—if at all? This presentation explores the contestations between majority first day-keepers and minority voices during the Gold Rush and early decades of statehood, giving special attention to Jews, Seventh-day Adventists, and the religiously unaffiliated. It draws from sources...   More >

Pamela Z and composer/performer/interface designer Donald Swearingen

Lecture | March 21 | 3:15-4:30 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Composer/performer Pamela Z and composer/performer/interface designer Donald Swearingen will present together in a lecture/demonstration on the software and hardware tools they have developed for manipulating sound and image, and how they use them in their performance practice.

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

AHMA Colloquium - Making Capitals in the Iron Age Levant: New Remotely Sensed Monumental Buildings in Ancient Edom (Jordan)

Lecture | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Benjamin Porter, UC Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

This paper is part of a larger lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The series is co-sponsored by the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology (AHMA) Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

TDPS Speaker Series | Toward a Left Aesthetics for Our Populist Times

Lecture | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Janelle Reinelt, Emeritus Professor of Theatre and Performance, University of Warwick, UK

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This talk attempts meet the challenge of our populist moment: to refresh and redefine the meaning of "the people" in order to animate a new collective political subject. Theatre and other forms of performing arts will play an important role: their embodied address, embracing varieties of expression from rational to affective, from language to movement, from sound and spectacle to quiet...   More >

Janelle Reinelt

Tavia Nyong'o on his new book Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Lecture | March 21 | 4:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Tavia Nyong'o, Professor, Yale

 Department of English, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Tavia Nyong'o is Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, and Theater & Performance Studies at Yale University. His previous publications include The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (Minnesota, 2009; Errol Hill Award).

Ajantha Subramanian | Meritocracy and Democracy: The Social Life of Caste in India

Lecture | March 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at Harvard University

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Townsend Center Working Group on Labor, Philosophy, and Change, Townsend Center for the Humanities Lecture Grant, Institute of International Studies, Department of Anthropology

A talk by Harvard Anthropologist, Ajantha Subramanian.

34th Colin and Elsa Miller Lecture: US-Russian Relations and the Great Trump Disruption

Lecture | March 21 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (220)

 Edward W. Walker, Research Associate, ISEEES, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

A decade ago, Russia was a low priority for American foreign policy. Today, it's rare for the New York Times not to have at least one front page article on Russia or the Mueller investigation into Russian “meddling" in US internal affairs. A decade ago, it was comparatively easy to identify trends in US-Russian relations (they were getting worse). Likewise, it was comparatively easy to forecast...   More >

Neutrinos - The REAL God Particle: with Dr. Javier Caravaca

Lecture | March 21 | 5:45-7 p.m. |  The Octopus Literary Salon

 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

 Dr. Javier Caravaca

 The CLEAR Project

What are neutrinos? How do they move through us without ever touching us? Join us to find out.

Ritual Use of Psychoactive Plants and Fungi - SOLD OUT

Lecture | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall | Note change in location

 David E. Presti, UC Berkeley

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For millennia, humans have cultivated deep relationships with psychoactive plants and fungi – relationships embedded within and guided by ritual frameworks honoring the powers of these plants and fungi as allies. As cultures have evolved, so also have these plant-fungal-human interactions, often in ways that are highly interdependent. Join us for this opening talk of the Lounge Lecture series at...   More >

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Business-Building from Scratch: Yellowberry Founder Megan Grassell at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | March 21 | 6-7 p.m. | 7 Evans Hall

 Megan Grassell, Yellowberry

 The Berkeley Forum

At age 17, how would you go about starting a business, much less turning it into a multi-million dollar company? The Forum invites Megan Grassell, CEO of the incredibly successful undergarment and clothing site Yellowberry, armed with the mission to "Take Girls Seriously" and create age-appropriate and empowering garments for young girls. In her talk, Megan will detail the trials and tribulations...   More >

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