Past Events

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.

The book cover for Van Gogh on Demand by Winnie Wong
Winnie Wong
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of Rhetoric Winnie Wong’s book explores contemporary art in the world's largest production center for oil-on-canvas painting and shows how its painters force us to reexamine preconceptions about creativity and the role of Chinese workers in redefining global art.

Image of Jane Taylor
Balancing Acts: Truths, Boasts, and Videotape
Una's Lecture
Monday, Apr 13, 2015 | 6:00 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
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United States

Jane Taylor holds the Wole Soyinka Chair of Drama and Theatre Studies at Leeds University and has worked extensively in creative arts and literary and cultural scholarship. Drawing on texts ranging from the early modern period to the present, her Una’s Lecture will consider the arts of memory and the will to reconciliation in recent history.

Authors Alliance poster
Authors Alliance
Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 | 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

A conversation about overcoming legal, technical, and institutional obstacles to the preservation of scholarly intellectual legacies.

Postcard image for Death with Interruptions
Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 | 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
3335 Dwinelle Hall
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United States

The second of two discussions presented in conjunction with the premiere of the opera Death with Interruptions.

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