Past Events

Paul Chan in Conversation

With UC Berkeley Faculty
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Paul Chan, the 2019-20 Una’s Lecturer, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley faculty members Shannon Jackson and James Porter.

Paul Chan, Artist

The Bather's Dilemma
Una's Lecture
| Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

Artist Paul Chan is the winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize, awarded biennially by the Guggenheim Foundation to an artist who has made a visionary contribution to contemporary art.

Thinking about Composition

Creative Work, Scholarship, and the Art of Putting Things Together
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

The second of a series of conversations focusing on the "how" of composition by bringing together a group of master practitioners working across a wide range of forms and media.

Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply

Mark Schapiro
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Three-quarters of the seed varieties on earth in 1900 are now extinct, and more than half of the remaining commercial seeds are owned by three large companies. Mark Schapiro examines the fate of our food supply under the pressures of corporate consolidation.

None Like Us: Blackness, Belonging, Aesthetic Life

Stephen Best
Berkeley Book Chats
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| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Questioning the assumption that the slave past provides an explanatory prism for understanding the black political present, Stephen Best offers a new way of understanding the constitution of black subjectivity.

UCHRI Workshop for Faculty

Funding Opportunities
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Shana Melnysyn, research grants manager at the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), hosts a workshop for faculty members who want to learn more about UCHRI's grant opportunities and tips for successful proposals.

UCHRI Workshop for Graduate Students

Funding Opportunities
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Shana Melnysyn, research grants manager at the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), hosts a workshop for graduate students interested in learning about UCHRI's grant opportunities and tips for successful proposals.

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| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Alva Noë explores the many unexpected ways in which baseball is truly a philosophical kind of game — a window on language, culture, and the nature of human action, intertwined with deep and fundamental human truths.

Seth Lerer

Epistemology of the Crosshatch: Towards a Creative History of the Early Modern Hand
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Seth Lerer, Distinguished Professor of Literature at UC San Diego, examines how cross-hatching — the controlled marking of parallel lines — became the great technique through which visual artists of the early modern era discovered the representation of physical and emotional reality.

| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Imagine trying to tell someone something about yourself and your desires for which there are no words. Michael Lucey examines characters from 20th-century French literary texts whose sexual forms prove difficult to conceptualize or represent.