Past Events

Bill Dallas Painting Mesmerizing
Paintings by Bill A. Dallas
Exhibit
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 to Friday, May 2, 2014
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Imaginations features the paintings of Oakland artist and UC Berkeley alumnus Bill A. Dallas. Often incorporating a mixture of calligraphy, figure studies, and abstract painting, Dallas’ work is also heavily influenced by jazz music.

Image of the Course Threads iconography.
Monday, May 6, 2013 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

The Course Threads Symposium is a capstone forum for students who have completed all requirements of the Course Threads Program. Students will present on the topics they studied within their thread, discussing the ways in which interdisciplinary course work informed their knowledge of the topic.

Image of a word cloud of words related to the Digital Humanities.
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Dwinelle, Durant and Barrows Hall
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United States

This afternoon of events will offer an interdisciplinary perspective on the potential of digital humanities research, as well as hands-on experience with widely applicable tools.

Mobilizing for Human Rights
Beth Simmons
Berkeley Human Rights Seminar
Monday, Apr 15, 2013 | 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
3335 Dwinelle
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United States

The Berkeley Human Rights Seminar invites distinguished scholars across disciplines to present their recent research on human rights. This seminar features Beth Simmons (Harvard) discussing the global diffusion of law relating to transnational crime and the case of human trafficking.

Film cover for Transcendent Man.
Directed by Barry Ptolomey
Depth of Field Film + Video
Monday, Apr 8, 2013 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

In his bestselling book The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, engineer and theorist Ray Kurzweil predicts that the next few decades will produce human/machine syntheses capable of solving problems from poverty and climate change to illness, aging and even death. Transcendent Man offers a compelling portrait of Kurzweil’s theory and the promises and pitfalls for the future.

Image of the cover art for Zuzhou's album The Missing Master.
Joined by Discussant: Michael Timmins, Cowboy Junkies
Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Heyns Room, Faculty Club
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United States

Chinese musician and artist, Zuoziao Zuzhou, in conversation with Cowboy Junkies songwriter and guitarist, Michael Timmins.

Photo of Ray Siemens.
Ray Siemens
Townsend Brown Bag Lunch Series
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A brown bag lunch conversation with Ray Siemens (English and Computer Science, University of Victoria) exploring key elements of disciplinary and interdisciplinary change relating to technology in the Humanities and the response of Digital Humanities curriculum.

Photo of women in black burqas on the beach, shot so that they resemble birds.
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Regents’ Lecturer Shirin Neshat in conversation with UC Berkeley scholars Stefania Pandolfo, (Anthropology), Larry Rinder (Director of the Berkeley Museum of Art and Pacific Film Archive) and Jeffrey Skoller (Film and Media).

Photo of Shirin Neshat.
Shirin Neshat, Visual Artist
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 | 6:00 pm
Museum Theater, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2621 Durant Avenue (access via the Sculpture Garden)
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United States

Iranian born artist/filmmaker Shirin Neshat’s early photographic works explored the question of gender in relation to Islamic fundamentalism and militancy. Her subsequent video installations have departed from overtly political content in favor of more poetic imagery and narratives. In her Regents’ Lecture, Neshat will discuss the development of her artwork from photography to video installation to cinema and screen selections of her video based work.

Screen shot of the Word Seer program.
Marti Hearst and Bryan Wagner
Townsend Brown Bag Lunch Series
Monday, Mar 18, 2013 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A brown bag lunch conversation with Professors Marti Hearst (School of Information) and Bryan Wagner (English) to discuss their National Endowment for the Humanities funded WordSeer project, a text analysis environment for literary studies developed in collaboration with Ph.D. candidate Aditi Muralidharan.

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