Past Events

The Wedding Song
Directed by Karin Albou, 100 min
Depth of Field Film + Video
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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Friends since childhood, Muslim Nour and Jewish Myriam live in harmony in the same building in a humble Tunis neighborhood until the Nazi occupation of Tunisia strains their bonds of friendship.

MacFarlane's book cover
John MacFarlane
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of Philosophy John MacFarlane’s book gives a clear account of what it is to be a relativist about truth and uses this view to provide a fresh perspective of parts of our thought and speech that have resisted traditional methods of analysis.

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Philip Kan Gotanda
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies Philip Kan Gotanda will read and discuss excerpts from three current projects Remember the I-Hotel (play), Both Eyes Open (opera), and Chelsea & Rodney’s Tango (video).

Stuart Hall at Podium Image
Roundtable
Thursday, Mar 3, 2016 | 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A discussion about groundbreaking cultural theorist and critic Stuart Hall led by Bill Schwarz (Queen Mary, London).

Film poster for Turn Left at the End of the World
Directed by Avi Nesher, 110 min
Depth of Field Film + Video
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

In a small settlement in late 1960s Israel, Jewish immigrants from India are confronted with a community of Moroccan Jews and find themselves embroiled in a clash of cultures.

Natura Morta, 1956, Giorgio Morandi
Friday, Feb 19, 2016 | 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A multidisciplinary and cross-cultural consideration of the various manifestations and theories of the Imagination.

David Shulman Portrait
The Inner Life of Dust: A Bottom-Up View of South Asia
Avenali Lecture
Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 | 4:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

David Shulman, one of the world’s foremost Indologists, is this year’s Avenali lecturer-in-residence. Shulman has written capaciously on Indian thought and religion, language, poetics, theater, and aesthetics.

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Linda Williams
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor Emerita of Film & Media and Rhetoric Linda Williams’ book examines the HBO television series The Wire (2002-2008). She argues that the series transforms close observation into an unparalleled melodrama by juxtaposing the good and evil of individuals and institutions. Introduction by Professor Alan Tansman.

This image is a drawing by a prisoner
Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Berkeley Human Rights Seminar
Monday, Feb 8, 2016 | 4:30 pm
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United States

Panelists discuss higher education programs in prison and after release, and their effects on experiences and opportunities during reentry.

image from The Governess
Directed by Sandra Goldbacher, 115 min
Depth of Field Film + Video
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

The story of Rosina da Silva, the sophisticated eldest daughter of a wealthy Jewish Italian family living in a small enclave in London in the 1840s, who accepts a position as a governess in Scotland.

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