In the News

In the News features articles on current topics in the Humanities, publications and projects by Berkeley faculty and fellowship participants, and general Townsend Center news.

November 21, 2013
Debt Strike Poster

Hannah Birnbaum, coordinator of the Rethinking Debt Working Group, explains how Marx and Nietzsche can help us better understand contemporary political discourses about debt.

November 07, 2013
Rowland's _Sound Tapestries_

Serena Le, coordinator of the Sounds Studies Working Group, considers the evolution of sound studies as a field of study.

November 07, 2013
A scholarly seminar

Starting in spring 2014, the Townsend Center will sponsor multi-week graduate seminars that reach across disciplines. The seminars will be led by visiting scholars who will also deliver public lectures and participate in other campus activities.

October 24, 2013
Combined image of Nadal and Burial, a musician

Bryan Cockrell, coordinator of the Society for Cultural Heritage, Arts, and the Law Working Group, considers the relationships between celebrities and their fans.

October 10, 2013
The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia.

Professor Susanna Elm meditates on Galla Placidia, an overlooked ruler of the Western Roman Empire.

September 26, 2013
Picture of an elephant snow globe.

Padma Maitland, coordinator of the History of Emotions Working Group, discusses how the objectivity of things and the subjectivity of emotions can often become blurred.

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