Past Events

Poster image for the Biographies symposium
Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 to Friday, Mar 20, 2015
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, 460 Stephens Hall
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United States

This two-day symposium brings together international scholars to explore the history of concepts in the humanities and social sciences.

Abstract image representing language
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
308A Doe Library
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United States

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

Red image of Nelson Mandela
Symposium
Friday, Mar 13, 2015 | 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

This symposium features key voices from the generation of South Africans who have come of age in a post-apartheid world.

The book cover for Risk and Rationality by Lara Buchak
Lara Buchak
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of Philosophy Lara Buchak's book analyzes the principles governing rational decision-making in the face of risk.

Painting by Nagasawa
Paintings by Craig Nagasawa
Exhibit
Monday, Mar 2, 2015 to Friday, Jun 12, 2015
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United States

Craig Nagasawa’s work combines the technical aspects of Japanese/Nihonga painting techniques with the personal vision of a third-generation Japanese American.

Myra Melford
Myra Melford
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of Music Myra Melford’s interdisciplinary project, inspired by Eduardo Galeano's Memory of Fire trilogy, incorporates music, movement, video, and spoken text.

Image of Alberto Manguel
Tongue-Tied: The Prince of Sansevero and the Secret Language of the Incas
Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 | 5:30 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
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United States

Alberto Manguel is known both for his scholarly works, such as The Library at Night, and for his works of fiction, including the novel News for a Foreign Country Came. His lecture explores questions about the use of memory and the transmission of meaning raised by the work of Raimondo di Sangro on a curious system of communication employed by the Incas.

Course Threads logo
Monday, Dec 8, 2014 | 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.

Photo of Eelco Runia
The Theory of the Accomplished Fact
Avenali Lecture
Monday, Nov 17, 2014 | 5:30 pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
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United States

Avenali Chair in the Humanities Eelco H. Runia is a historian, theorist, psychologist, and novelist. He is the author of the 2014 book Moved by the Past: Discontinuity and Historical Mutation. Runia is currently in the Department of History at the University of Groningen and chair of the Centre for Metahistory.

Townsend Center Human Rights logo
Elizabeth Anker
Berkeley Human Rights Seminar
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 | 4:00 pm
300 Wheeler Hall
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United States

Elizabeth Anker (Cornell University) examines how liberal human rights discourses and norms depend on the construct of bodily integrity.

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