<< Week of October 03 >>

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 >

The Question of Tartar Textiles: Dante, Cangrande I della Scala, and the Vatican Archive

Lecture | October 2 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mariachiara Gasparini, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University

 UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, The Program for the Study of Italy, IES

The Chinese-Islamic cultural encounter in Central Asia found its maximum expression with the Pax Mongolica in territories that, although vast in area, became similar in aesthetic culture, and brought into existence a unique “dress code” among various social classes from China to Italy. Similarly to the Tang, in the thirteenth century, the Mongols established their domain with a multicultural...   More >

St. Nikolai textile

Implementing Arte Útil with Tania Bruguera

Lecture | October 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Artist and activist Tania Bruguera discusses the concept of Arte Útil, or “useful art.”

On Implementing Arte Útil: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | October 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Tania Bruguera, Artist and Activist

 Arts + Design

Tania Bruguera’s socially engaged, political projects apply the aesthetics of art to everyday life. Focusing on the transformation of social affect into political effectiveness, they are intensive interventions into the institutional structure of collective memory, education, and politics. In this talk, Bruguera will discuss her summer 2017 YBCA project, Arte Útil, and will explore the concept of...   More >

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Curating the Moving Image: From Cinemas to Galleries with Kate MacKay

Lecture | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kate MacKay, associate film curator at BAMPFA, discusses her experience as a film curator—from festivals to museum theaters to galleries—using specific case studies from her curatorial work.

Towards a Sustainable Archaeology Praxis: Lesson from St. Croix, USVI

Lecture | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Justin Dunnavant, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Archaeological Research Facility

The relationship between archaeologists and stakeholder communities has become a topic of introspection for researchers within the field. Throughout the years, communities have become increasingly involved in the various phases of research design, interpretation, and knowledge dissemination. Building upon these discussions, archaeologists and heritage professionals in St. Croix, USVI are...   More >

On Curating Film: From theaters to galleries: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Kate MacKay, Associate Film Curator, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

 Arts + Design

Kate MacKay, Associate Film Curator at BAMPFA, will discuss her experience as a film curator - from festivals, to museum theatres to galleries - using specific case studies from her curatorial work

Biography
Kate MacKay is Associate Film Curator at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. She has served as the programmer and interim artistic director of The...   More >

Supreme Court 2017

Lecture | October 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Marshall Krause and Roy Ulrich will discuss the Supreme Court's 2017 term, including the ramifications of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the court.

Atrocities in Burma (Myanmar)

Lecture | October 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 134 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Brad Adams, Human Rights Watch

 Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights, Human Rights Center

Nearly half a million Rohingya have fled from Burma to neighboring Bangladesh to escape killings, arson, and other mass atrocities. The United Nations recently called the situation “a textbook case of ethnic cleansing.” Come learn about the mounting crisis in Burma’s Rakhine State from Brad Adams, executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division and professor of international human rights...   More >

Design Innovation from Nature Lecture: "Learning from plants for livable architecture and sustainable building construction of the 21st century"

Lecture | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Thomas Speck, University of Freiburg

 Design Innovation from Nature

During the last decades biomimetics has attracted increasing attention as well from basic and applied research as from various fields of industry, architecture and especially from building construction. Biomimetics has a high innovation potential and offers the possibility for the development of sustainable technical products and production chains. The huge number of organisms with the specific...   More >

Violent Passions: Polygamy and Power in Early America

Lecture | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Sarah Pearsall, University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World, University of Cambridge

 Department of History

Sarah Pearsall is University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World at Cambridge University. Her scholarship probes the intersections of gender, households, and sexuality with the development, maintenance, and end of colonies in a North Atlantic world. Her articles have appeared in Gender & History, the William & Mary Quarterly, the American Historical Review, and...   More >

Sara Ogger: The Public Humanities and the Ph.D. in an Expanded Sphere

Lecture | October 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 4229 Dwinelle Hall

 Sara Ogger, German Department

 Department of German

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Professor Steven Fish: Are Muslims Distinctive?

Lecture | October 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Professor Steven Fish, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Graduate Theological Union

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic Professor...   More >

Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: Resistance: What does effective resistance look like and include today?

Lecture | October 4 | 8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Annie Leonard, Greenpeace USA

 College of Letters & Science

Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, will be this year’s featured speaker at the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: "Resistance: What does effective resistance look like and include today?"

This memorial lecture series honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, spokesperson for Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement, and the spirit of moral courage which he and other activists of his...   More >

 Free admission. Open to the public.

  RSVP online or or by emailing LSevents@berkeley.edu by September 27.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The World Out of Joint - The End of the West as we Know it?

Lecture | October 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Thomas Matussek, Former German Ambassador to the United Nations

 Institute of European Studies

There are more violent conflicts, civil wars, crises around the globe than ever since WW ll. New powers are testing their strength, established powers are inward looking. Global and regional governance, from the UN to the Brettonwood institutions, to NATO and EU, are under pressure. Autocrats, even in NATO and the EU, are undermining democratic institutions. What should a new world order look...   More >

Alicia Garza Keynote Lecture

Lecture | October 5 | 5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Alicia Garza, Black Lives Matter

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Alongside Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza helped transform what was once a viral hashtag and social media force into a grassroots national organization and a global human rights movement. Currently the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Garza has dedicated her life and career to fighting for equality and justice for all.

free

 This event is sold out!.

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | October 5 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

Join us for our monthly Astro Night series at UC Berkeley! This month, come learn all about how astronomers image planets around other stars. After, you are invited on our rooftop for stargazing and a grew view of the city!

Doors to Campbell Hall open at 6:30pm, and lecture is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Feel free to come and go during stargazing.

7:00pm-8:00pm: Lecture "Imaging...   More >

 Lecture is aimed at a high school science level.

Astronomy Night is a monthly (first Thursday) lecture + stargazing event hosted by the astronomy department at UC Berkeley.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Bay Area Transportation 2050: Systems change in action

Lecture | October 6 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Ratna Amin, San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Regional transportation planning is an art and not a science. SPUR, the Bay Area’s leading urban planning organization, has embarked on a Regional Strategy to answer the big planning questions facing the Bay Area through 2050. While transportation models and heuristics are commonly used to estimate future mobility needs, urban systems in the United States are actually shaped by a complex...   More >

The Russian Revolution Under European Eyes

Lecture | October 6 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 John Connelly, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

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

Keynote address for the Graduate Student Workshop "100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences"

Brown Gallery Exhibit Opening: Love across the Global South: Popular Cinema Cultures of India and Senegal

Lecture | October 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Library, Center for African Studies

5-5:30: Brown Gallery viewing of the exhibit
5:30-5:45: Sugata Ray, Exhibition Co-curator: "Fields of Desire: Afro-Asian Networks and the Making of an Indian Ocean Art History"
5:45-6: Ivy Mills, Exhibition Co-curator: "Indo-Senegalese Cultural Formations: Curating Love across the Global South"
6-6:15: Liladhar Pendse, Exhibition Co-Curator (read by Adnan Malik in Liladhar's...   More >

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Roundtable Discussion: Martin Wong in San Francisco

Lecture | October 7 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This program explores both the formative and the final years of Martin Wong, who began and ended his career in California. With Mark Dean Johnson, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Sergio Bessa, Marci Kwon, and Charlie Ahearn.

Love, Hate and Comics— The Friendship That Would Not Die: Matt Groening and Lynda Barry

Lecture | October 7 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Matt Groening and Lynda Barry, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, and cartoonist and author of Ernie Pook’s Comeek, Lynda Barry, reminisce about 40 years of friendship and creativity. An audience Q&A follows their talk.

$25 - 52

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cal Performances presents Matt Groening and Lynda Barry at Berkeley Talks, with Love, Hate & Comics—The Friendship That Would Not Die, on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.