Past Events

Photo of Dan Cohen.
With Avenali Resident Fellow Dan Cohen
Townsend Brown Bag Lunch Series
Friday, Feb 8, 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 Professor Daniel Cohen, historian and internationally recognized leader in the digital humanities. Cohen, who developed Zotero and co-founded the Humanities and Technology (THAT) Camp, will lead a conversation on digital humanities style research in a university setting, with special attention to the role of the institution.

Photo of Stan Lai speaking.
Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 | 5:30 pm
Durham Studio Theater
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United States

Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda will speak with Stan Lai about his creative process, and the influence of his Berkeley years, both as a graduate student in the 1980s and as a Regents Lecturer in 2000.

Film cover for Paul Goodman Changed My Life.
Directed by Jonathan Lee
Depth of Field Film + Video
Monday, Feb 4, 2013 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Few American voices have been as influential as Paul Goodman's, nor as forgotten. A practicing psychotherapist in New York, his work with Fritz Perls eventually resulted in the development of Gestalt therapy. Jonathan Lee's film delves into an era of repressive social norms and tumultuous revolutions to reveal one of the period’s seminal intellectuals.

Image of the poster for Temporal Shifts, featuring a photo of a cityscape.
Friday, Feb 1, 2013 | 3:00 pm
Museum Theater, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2621 Durant Avenue (access via the Sculpture Garden)
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United States

Temporal Shifts is a daylong symposium discussing questions of temporality in time-based art forms across China and Taiwan.

Image from the movie Peach Blossom Land, with three men in white garb in a misty landscape.
Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 | 7:00 pm
Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft Way
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United States

Stan Lai will be discussing his 1992 award-winning film Peach Blossom Land, which was chosen to represent Taiwan at the 1993 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category.

Photo of Stan Lai.
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 | 5:00 pm
Institute of East Asian Studies Conference Room,
2223 Fulton, 6th Floor
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United States

Taiwanese playwright, Stan Lai will discuss the cultural landscape of contemporary China and Taiwan, and the economic and political forces that shape it, with Professor Wen-hsin Yeh (History).

Image of Me Witness poster art.
Monday, Dec 10, 2012 | 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
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United States

Recent civil disturbances and political protests, from China and the Middle East to New York as well as university campuses throughout America, have been accompanied by a growing body of video and photography. Activists and observers can now capture events with inexpensive digital devices and cellphones and distribute the footage through social media sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Ustream, and Facebook. How have these changes affected public perceptions and the way officials and police handle such events? What new standards are necessary for the use of video as legal evidence?

Image of the Course Threads iconography.
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 | 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 that simply reads What can digital humanities do for you?
A Roundtable & Fair
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 | 2:00 pm
Durant Hall
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United States

Berkeley faculty discuss their experience with digital humanities. Speakers include Ronelle Alexander (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Laurie Pearce (Near Eastern Studies), Ronald Hendel (Near Eastern Studies), and Scott Saul (English). Followed by a poster session featuring digital humanities projects on campus.

Film cover for Public Speaking.
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Depth of Field Film + Video
Monday, Nov 5, 2012 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Though Martin Scorsese has only a handful of documentary credits to his name, in this joint project with acclaimed author and social critic Fran Lebowitz, he demonstrates keen judgment in letting his subject steal the show. Confined for most of the film to the amber lit bar at New York’s Waverly Inn, Lebowitz takes viewers on a hilarious romp through a range of topics, holding forth on a variety of issues with her celebrated sardonic wit and sarcasm.

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