Past Events

Clarice Lispector image
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.

Image from the film Toledo
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.

Paperno's book cover
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.

Photo of Thomas Laqueur
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.

Painting titled La Familia by Andres Waissman
PopUp Exhibition at The Magnes
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The Magnes Auditorium, 2121 Allston Way
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United States

Argentine artist Andrés Waissman will be interviewed by curator and gallerist Gachi Prieto, about the complex set of circumstances that contributed to shaping his art as well as the role of art in contemporary Argentina. Waissman will discuss his experience as a Jewish Argentine artist as well as the various series within his oeuvre that address topics related to the exoduses, migrations, and multitudes of souls in search of the Promised Land.

Existent Lines I, 2006
Paintings by Andrés Waissman
Exhibit
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 to Friday, Dec 18, 2015
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Andrés Waissman is an emblematic figure in the world of contemporary art. His work conveys not only a visual but also a deep philosophical and political statement—a whole body of thought rendered through images.

Course Threads logo
Monday, May 4, 2015 | 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.

Book cover for Autobiography of an Archive
Nicholas B. Dirks
Berkeley Book Chats
Monday, May 4, 2015 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks’ book recounts his early study of kingship in India, the rise of the caste system, the emergence of English imperial interest in controlling markets and India's political regimes, and the development of a crisis in sovereignty that led to an extraordinary nationalist struggle.

Photo of a scene from Ubu and the Truth Commission
Puppets, Politics & Truth Commissions
Saturday, May 2, 2015 | 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Wheeler Auditorium
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United States

The culminating event in this semester's campus-wide dialogue on legacies of reconciliation, accountability, and impunity in South Africa and elsewhere in the world.

Personhood confernce poster
Conference
Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 , Friday, May 1, 2015
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

This conference brings together scholars and medical professionals from areas of neurosciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities to answer questions about what it is to be a person.

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