Past Events

Book Cover for Our Word Is Our Bond by Marianne Constable
Marianne Constable
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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Professor of Rhetoric Marianne Constable’s book proposes understanding law as language, rather than as primarily rules, policy, or force.

Photo of Marilynne Robinson's book, Gilead
Panel Discussion with Marilynne Robinson
Avenali Lecture
Monday, Nov 3, 2014 | 6:00 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
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Author Marilynne Robinson is joined in discussion by UC Berkeley faculty panelists Dorothy Hale (English), Jonathan Sheehan (History), and Robert Hass (English) on the topic of Religion and the Art of the Novel.

Photo of Marilynne Robinson
Shakespeare: The Question of Audience
Avenali Lecture
Monday, Nov 3, 2014 | 1:00 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her Avenali lecture considers the question of audience in the work of Shakespeare.

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and the End(s) of Art History
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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This symposium explores the aestheticized status that marginal objects have acquired in our writing of history.

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With Avenali Chair Eelco Runia
Avenali Lecture
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 | 4:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler
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Avenali Chair in the Humanities Eelco Runia in discussion with Hayden White (UC Santa Cruz, emeritus), Martin Jay (UC Berkeley), Carol Gluck (Columbia), Harry Harootunian (Columbia), and Ethan Kleinberg (Wesleyan).

Image of Claudio Lomnitz's book cover
Claudio Lomnitz
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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Claudio Lomnitz is the Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University. In his new biography, Lomnitz delves into the lives and ideology of Magón’s inner circle, examining their role in the Mexican Revolution.

Book Cover for A World Not to Come by Raul Coronado
Raúl Coronado
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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Professor of Ethnic Studies Raúl Coronado’s book focuses on how eighteenth-century Texas Mexicans used writing to remake the social fabric in the midst of war and how a Latino literary and intellectual life was born in the New World.

Book Cover for Inside the Zhivago Storm by Paolo Mancosu
Paolo Mancosu
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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Professor of Philosophy Paolo Mancosu’s book offers a riveting account of the story of the first publication of Doctor Zhivago and of the subsequent Russian editions in the West.

A print from the Peter Koch Exhibit
Prints by Peter Rutledge Koch
Exhibit
Monday, Aug 25, 2014 to Friday, Feb 20, 2015
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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For the past forty years Peter Koch has cultivated a cross-media dialogue between art, philosophy, and literature. HARD WORDS is thirty-seven prints assembled from re-configured photographs, historical documents; manuscript journals and newspaper engravings; accompanied by short legends (one and two syllable messages) by the artist and hand-set in antique lead and wood type. The prints are accompanied by selected texts appropriated from the journals and letters of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Ross Cox, William T. Hornaday, L.A. Huffman, Elers Koch, and others.

Humanities and Work Conference poster
Thursday, May 8, 2014 to Friday, May 9, 2014
The Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
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This career workshop will help prepare graduate students and recent graduates for the work that awaits them in 21st-century global society and includes a hands-on resume workshop and networking opportunities.

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