Townsend Center Newsletter

Fall 2018

The Townsend Center's latest newsletter is now available online and provides an overview of events, programs, and deadlines for the coming Fall semester. Print copies are mailed at the end of August

Art Exhibition: Kara Maria

220 Stephens Hall |Opens September 10

Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction.

Berkeley Forum in the Humanities

New Volume Published

Freud and Monotheism: Moses and the Violent Origins of Religion is the latest volume in the series featuring work cultivated at the Townsend Center. It brings together new research on the intersections of theology, political theory, and history in Freud’s work. 


Support the Townsend Center

Fostering Engagement in the Humanities at Berkeley

Please consider making a gift to the Townsend Center. Your contributions help support public programs and student fellowships in the humanities at Berkeley.


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Art of Writing teaches UC Berkeley undergraduates to write clearly and eloquently in a variety of nonfiction forms.

For students whose writing level has advanced beyond the Reading & Composition requirement, Art of Writing funds small seminars that foster collaborative writing communities.

Art of Writing also runs a Summer Writing Institute to help graduate students refine their skills as teachers of writing, and presents campus events featuring acclaimed authors and critics.

Art of Writing at the Townsend Center for the Humanities is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a private donation, and the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Chancellor's Distinguished Chair in Writing. 

Visit the Art of Writing website to learn more.