Tears in the Fabric of the Past: New Theories of Narrative and History

October 30, 2014 | 4 pm

Avenali Chair in the Humanities Eelco Runia in discussion with Hayden White (UC Santa Cruz, emeritus), Martin Jay (UC Berkeley), Carol Gluck (Columbia), Harry Harootunian (Columbia), and Ethan Kleinberg (Wesleyan).

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.

Marilynne Robinson, Novelist

Monday, November 3, 2014 | 1pm Lecture and 6pm Panel Discussion

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa Writers’ Worksho. She will offer both a public lecture and panel discussion on November 3 in Sibley Auditorium.

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HARD WORDS by artist Peter Koch features hand-set lead and wood type prints assembled from re-configured photographs, historical documents, manuscript journals, and old newspaper engravings, accompanied by short legends.

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Townsend Blog

October 16, 2014
Live Oaks in Berkeley Faculty Glade, ca. 1900

The Townsend Center gathers five distinguished historians to discuss thinking, theorizing, and writing about the past.

September 18, 2014
Logo of thinking the selfie

Course Threads, the Townsend Center's undergraduate curriculum enrichment project, invites the UC Berkeley community to explore the selfie.