Berkeley Book Chats

Winnie Wong: Van Gogh on Demand

Wednesday, April 22 | 12 - 1 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Professor of Rhetoric Winnie Wong’s book explores contemporary art in the world's largest production center for oil-on-canvas painting and shows how its painters force us to reexamine preconceptions about creativity and the role of Chinese workers in redefining global art.

What's Left? Personhood and Dementia Conference

Thursday, April 30 - Friday, May 1, 2015
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

This conference brings together scholars and medical professionals from areas of neurosciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities to answer questions about what it is to be a person.


Impossible Machines: Puppets, Politics, & Truth Commissions
Saturday, May 2, 2015 | 1:00 - 6:30 pm
Wheeler Auditorium

The culminating event in the South Africa in the West symposium reflects on legacies of reconciliation, accountability, and impunity in South Africa and elsewhere in the world.


Townsend Blog

April 16, 2015
Authors Alliance Logo

Mike Wolfe of Authors Alliance discusses how academic authors can ensure that their works remain discoverable and available.

April 01, 2015
A picture of an artwork taken from the The Magnes Collection

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life's series of Wednesday noontime lectures features rarely seen objects from its collection.

March 17, 2015
Text chunks plotted on x and y axes

Rochelle Terman explains how computational tools for plot analysis work and why, despite their shortcomings, they are of interest to humanists.