Past Events

Spanish War Poster, courtesy Bancroft Library
Poster Art of the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39
Exhibit
Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 to Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

This selection of digital prints, drawn from the collection of the Bancroft Library to mark the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), showcases political posters designed by leading graphic artists of the era. Harnessing the communicative capacity of imagery and text, these pieces give striking expression to the anti-fascist Republican cause in its fight against Francisco Franco and the Nationalists.

Reason after Its Eclipse Book Cover
Martin Jay
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of History Martin Jay’s book tackles a question as old as Plato and still pressing today: what is reason, and what roles does and should it have in human endeavor?

No Splash (after David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash, 1967), by Gomez, 2013; acrylic on canvas; 96" x 96"
Artist Ramiro Gomez in Conversation with Lawrence Weschler
Monday, May 2, 2016 | 4:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

Lawrence Weschler in conversation with Ramiro Gomez, Los Angeles-based artist, and subject of Weschler’s recent piece in The New York Times Magazine and forthcoming book Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez.

Zurita Portrait
Selected Works by Raúl Zurita
Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 | 12:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Internationally renowned Chilean poet Raúl Zurita will read selections from his work.

Work of the Dead Book Cover
Thomas Laqueur
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of History Thomas Laqueur's book, The Work of the Dead, offers a richly detailed account of how and why the living have cared for the dead, from antiquity to the twentieth century.

Photo of Anthony Long's Book Cover
Anthony Long
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor Emeritus of Classics Anthony Long’s book offers a wide-ranging study of Greek notions of mind and human selfhood from Homer through Plotinus.

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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United States

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.

Photo of Philip Kan Gotanda
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).

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