Past Events

Daniel Santoro painting of Ninos Peronistas
Borges and Post-pop Populism
Una's Lecture
Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler
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Beatriz Sarlo is a scholar of Latin American literature and culture and one of the most important Argentine literary and cultural critics of the last 40 years. Her Una’s Lecture examines populism in relation to Borges’ work, to the paintings of the distinguished artist Daniel Santoro, and to its most recent avatar, found in post-pop political populism.

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Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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Professor of Art History Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby’s book illustrates how a runaway slave, Sojourner Truth, gained fame in the nineteenth century as an abolitionist, feminist, and orator and earned a living partly by selling photographic images of herself at lectures and by mail.

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Directed by Bryan Kirschen & Susanna Zaraysky, 53 min
Depth of Field Film + Video
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

This film recounts the personal story of Moris Albahari, a Sephardic Jew from Sarajevo, who spoke Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), his native tongue, to survive the Holocaust. The screening will be followed by a short 1929 documentary film, rediscovered in 1992, portrays Sephardic community life in Macedonia, Turkey, Yugoslavia, and Romania, including rare footage of Jewish schools, residential quarters, synagogues, and cemeteries.

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The [in]Justice System: a Human Rights Series on California Prisons
Berkeley Human Rights Seminar
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Barrows Hall, 8th Floor, Social Science Matrix
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The first event in The [in]Justice System series, The Life Cycle of the Problem, examines the school-to-prison pipeline, race and poverty, mental health, health care, solitary confinement, and more.

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Bloch Lecture Series 2015
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 to Friday, Nov 6, 2015
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World-renowned composer Kaija Saariaho is in residence in the Department of Music during the Fall 2015 semester. In addition to master classes and private lessons with student composers, she participates in a number of appearances, including five public Bloch Lectures featuring conversations with several of her distinguished collaborators.

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James Davies
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of Music James Davies’ book explores the very matter of musical experience; the hands and voices of virtuosic musicians and singers who plied their trade between London and Paris in the nineteenth century.

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Katrina Dodson
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Katrina Dodson’s recent translation of Clarice Lispector’s Complete Stories (New Directions, 2015) collects for the first time all 85 short stories by one of Brazil’s most important writers.

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Directed by Jack Matitiahu, 90 min
Depth of Field Film + Video
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 | 7:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

Toledo was a city in which three major cultures met, intertwined, and enriched one another. This film tells the stories of Toledo’s “Marranos,” converted Jews who continued to practice Judaism in secret, as recalled by three of their descendants.

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Irina Paperno
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures Irina Paperno gives an account of Tolstoy's lifelong attempt to find adequate ways to represent the self, to probe its limits, and to arrive at an identity not based on the bodily self and its accumulated life experience.

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Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 to Sunday, Sep 6, 2015
Social Science Matrix, 8th Floor, Barrows Hall
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United States

On his 70th birthday and in his 43rd year as a faculty member at Berkeley, Tom Laqueur’s students, friends, and colleagues gather to celebrate him and his contributions to the University and his fields of study.

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