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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Luminous Disturbances: Paintings by Kara Maria

Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction. On display at the Townsend Center for the Humanities Sept 10 - Dec 14, 2018.

The Handmaid's Tale: an exhibit at Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators

 Library

The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaid’s Tale, this year’s On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say “it can’t happen here” - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.

 UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.

Why Read Machiavelli's The Prince?: “Why Read…? Series”

Lecture | September 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Albert Ascoli, UC Berkeley; Julia Lupton, UC Irvine; David Marno, UC Berkeley; Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, D.E.

Round-table and discussion

Revolutionary Blackness in the Soviet Imagination

Lecture | September 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Jonathan Flatley, Professor of English, Wayne State University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Comparative Literature

In the present moment, amidst a global rise of white supremacy and racism, this paper recalls a moment of state supported global anti-racism. It focuses on the work of Soviet artist Victor Koretsky, whose posters from the from the 1930s to the 1970s present black revolutionaries combating racist imperial capital around the world. My hope is that his work may stimulate our political imaginaries,...   More >

Chaucer's "Parliament of Fowls": A Group Reading

Reading - Literary: English Department and Affiliated | September 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge

 Maura Nolan, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Steven Justice, Professor and Chair, Berkeley English

 Lyn Hejinian, John F. Hotchkis Professor of English, Berkeley English; Jessica Laser, Berkeley English

 Department of English

All (faculty, grad and undergrad students, staff) are welcome to participate. "Bi-lingual" copies of the text, in the original Middle English and in a modern English translation, will be made available, and both Maura Nolan and Steve Justice will offer a few introductory words (on pronunciation of the Middle English and on the poem itself). This event is co-hosted by Jessica Laser and Lyn...   More >

Archaeological Perspectives on Fire and People: From Ancient Neanderthals to Contemporary California

Panel Discussion | September 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Kent Lightfoot, Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Ruth Tringham, Professor Emerita, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Linn Gassaway, Heritage Program Manager, Lassen National Forest; Tim Gill, Visiting Scholar, Archaeological Research Facility

 John Holson, Principal, Pacific Legacy, Inc.

 Archaeological Research Facility

This event brings together archaeologists from UC Berkeley’s Archaeological Research Facility and the US Forest Service in a panel discussion exploring what we might learn from humanity's long experience with fire.