On Exhibit

HARD WORDS: Memory & Death in the Wild West

August 25, 2014 - February 20, 2015

HARD WORDS by artist Peter Koch features hand-set lead and wood type prints assembled from re-configured photographs, historical documents, manuscript journals, and old newspaper engravings, accompanied by short legends.

Eelco Runia, Avenali Chair in the Humanities

Eelco Runia, Avenali Chair in the Humanities

October 27, 2014 - November 21, 2014

Eelco Runia will participate in a symposium titled Tears in the Fabric of the Past: New Theories of Narrative and History on October 30 and deliver a public lecture titled The Theory of the Accomplished Fact on November 17.

Graduate Workshop

Public Speaking for Grad Students Entering the Academic Job Market

Monday, September 29 | 9 am - 12 pm

Lura Dolas (TDPS) will conduct two three-hour workshops designed to teach graduate students techniques to help them deliver job talks clearly, confidently, and persuasively. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2014.

Berkeley Book Chats

Paolo Mancosu: Inside the Zhivago Storm: The Editorial Adventures of Pasternak's Masterpiece

Wednesday, September 17 | 12 - 1 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Professor of Philosophy Paulo Mancosu’s book offers a riveting account of the story of the first publication of Doctor Zhivago and of the subsequent Russian editions is the West.


Townsend Blog

September 04, 2014
UNESCO and the Book

Sarah Brouillette's article in the latest issue of the journal Representations considers the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) role in the history of the book.

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.