February/March 2015 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Townsend newsletter is online and available in our office.

Upcoming Deadlines

February 9, 2015

Collaborative Research Seminars (Stage 2)

Conference & Lecture Grants



Alberto Manguel, Writer

Tongue-Tied: The Prince of Sansevero and the Secret Language of the Incas
Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 | 5:30 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Alberto Manguel is known both for his scholarly works, such as The Library at Night, and for his works of fiction, including the novel News for a Foreign Country Came.

Spring Semester Preview

Jane Taylor, Una's Lecturer

April 2015

Jane Taylor holds the Wole Soyinka Chair of Drama and Theatre Studies at Leeds University and has worked extensively in creative arts and literary and cultural scholarship. She will be in residence March 31 - May 3, 2015 offering a public lecture and a five-week graduate seminar.


Townsend Blog

January 29, 2015
Photo of Net Neutrality protesters

Rochelle Terman explains the shift in locus of the Net Neutrality debate from the FCC to Congress.

January 13, 2015
Image of Tokyo

Kirsten Larson, an Architecture and City and Regional Planning graduate student, reflects on a semester-long colloquium of the UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative.

December 17, 2014
Image of Nelson Mandela

Catherine Cole (Theater, Dance and Performance Studies) and Gillian Hart (Geography) preview an exciting and timely series of events on campus this spring.