Past Events

Photo of Anthony Grafton.
“Conversion and Astrology: Theory, Experience, and Cosmology”
Una's Lecture
Monday, Nov 1, 1999 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Anthony Grafton is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University. His work focuses primarily on the cultural history of Renaissance Europe, the history of books and readers, scholarship and education in the West from Antiquity to the 19th century, and the history of science from Antiquity to the Renaissance.

Abstract painting by Margaret Peterson O'Hagen.
Paintings by Margaret Peterson (O'Hagen)
Exhibit
Wednesday, Sep 1, 1999 to Sunday, Oct 31, 1999
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Work influenced by a long association with the Indians of Vancouver Island marks the painting of Margaret Peterson (O’Hagan). Peterson, described by former colleagues and students as a “brilliant” critic of student work and a “passionate” teacher, was an Associate Professor of Art who resigned her position at UC Berkeley in protest against the loyalty oath. Although Peterson went on to a long career in painting, with many exhibits and prizes to her credit, she never returned to the university.

Thursday, Feb 11, 1999 | 3:30 pm
Zellerbach Playhouse
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United States
With Avenali Lecturer Seamus Heaney
Wednesday, Feb 10, 1999 | 12:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

A reading and discussion in cooperation with the Department of English.

"Sounding Lines: The Art of Translating Poetry"
Tuesday, Feb 9, 1999 | 4:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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United States

Panel Discussants: Seamus Heaney and Robert Hass (English)

Photo of Seamus Heaney.
“Getting the Picture: Reflections on Art and Artists in Ireland”
Avenali Lecture
Monday, Feb 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm
Wheeler Auditorium
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United States

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 and the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2006, Seamus Heaney has published more than 10 volumes of poetry, three collections of prose, one play, and numerous chapbooks, translations, and lectures.

With Una's Lecturer J.M. Coetzee
Thursday, Nov 12, 1998 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A public reading by Una's Lecturer J.M. Coetzee.

Photo of J.M. Coetzee.
"The Novel in Africa"
Una's Lecture
Wednesday, Nov 11, 1998 | 8:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

South-African novelist, literary critic, and translator J.M. Coetzee is the recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature and a two-time winner of the Booker Prize. His writing often uses his country's apartheid system and its post-apartheid transition as a mirror for the bleakness of the human condition.

With Una's Lecturer Wendy Ewald
Thursday, Apr 2, 1998 | 4:00 pm
Theater Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
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United States
With Una's Lecturer Wendy Ewald
Wednesday, Apr 1, 1998 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A colloquium with Wendy Ewald, Gilles Peress (photojournalist), and Wendy Lesser (The Threepenny Review).

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