Fall 2014 Preview

Eelco Runia, Avenali Chair in the Humanities

Monday, November 17, 2014 | 6 pm

During his Avenali residency, Eelco Runia will deliver a public lecture entitled The Theory of the Accomplished Fact and offer a graduate seminar on Revolution: From the Fictitious to the Real.

Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: September 12, 2014

Conference & Lecture Grants

This program provides small grants for partial funding of public conferences, lectures, and symposia taking place at UC Berkeley.


About the Center

View a video about the mission and history of the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, made in commemoration of our 25th anniversary.


Townsend Blog

April 02, 2014
A Street in Senegal

Rochelle Terman, political science graduate student and Townsend Center web consultant, reflects on her recent fieldwork in Senegal, her first experience conducting interviews.

March 11, 2014
Title page of forgery of Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius

Jane Raisch, coordinator of the History of the Book working group, reviews and reflects on her group’s recent conference on literary and artistic forgeries.