Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Shellfish for the Celestial Empire: A Deep History of the Birth, Collapse, and Future of Abalone Fishing in California
Lecture | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Todd J. Braje, Irvine Chair of Anthropology and Associate Curator, California Academy of Sciences
In the midst of the California Gold Rush, a small group of enterprising Chinese immigrants recognized untapped resources along our states coast. Freed from both human and sea otter predation for decades, coastal California was teeming with abalone stocks and commercial fishing of several species rose to become a multimillion dollar industry. By the late twentieth century, however, overfishing,... More >
Lecture | October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join scholar and collector Alan Templeton and Columbia University Mellon Fellow Grace Harpster for an informative perspective on selected works in Old Masters in a New Light, including Juan de Borgoñas Ecce Homo and BAMPFAs magnificent late fifteenth-century tapestry of the same subject.
Harpster specializes in early modern Italian art as well as the Spanish empire and missionary networks.... More >
Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Catherine Gallagher: Telling It Like It Wasn’t: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction
Lecture | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room
Inventing counterfactual historiessuch as a Europe that never threw off Hitler, or a second term for JFKis a common pastime of modern day historians. Gallagher probes how counterfactual history works and to what ends.
Lecture | October 3 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Eugenie Scott will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 3 and 4, 2018. The second lecture is titled "Evolution and Creationism as Science and Myth" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Lecture | October 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | TBA
Ankit Mahadevia, Spero Therapeutics
Ankit Mahadevia, MD is CEO of Spero Therapeutics, a company that is dedicated to bring novel, life improving therapies to patients suffering from multidrug-resistant infections. He will discuss topics that are unique to the antibiotic field and the importance of bringing new therapies to patients while also speaking to the lessons learned from taking companies from development stage to the public... More >
Lecture | October 3 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, OCT 3, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk about the queer and trans* legacy of the work of Gordon Matta-Clark and the concept of anarchitecture to contemporary queer and trans* projects, aesthetic and activist. Open to all!