Past Events

Academic Publishing in the Digital Era

Manuela Gerlof, De Gruyter Publishing
Professional Development
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

The advent of digital media has fundamentally transformed academic publishing. Manuela Gerlof, vice president at De Gruyter, outlines major current trends and provides authors with guidance for making the most of digital publishing.

Japanese Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Alan Tansman
Berkeley Book Chats
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Alan Tansman traces the rich history of Japanese literature, which encompasses a vast range of forms and genres stretching back nearly 1500 years.

Ai Weiwei with Peter Sellars and Orville Schell

Ai Weiwei’s World of Art Lost and Found
Sunday, Sep 24, 2023 2:00 pm
| Zellerbach Hall

Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei discusses art, politics, and modern life with theater director Peter Sellars and Orville Schell, director of the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society.

Black Voices in the Shadows of the Big House

Folk Artist Clementine Hunter’s Challenge to Southern Gentility Narratives of Slavery and Slave Cabins
| 2111 Bancroft Way, #104 and Online

Stephen Small and Ula Y. Taylor engage in conversation based on Small's study of the southern heritage tourist industry in Louisiana, which encompasses more than 60 heritage sites housed in former slave plantations.

Orlando Patterson

Slavery and Genocide: The US, Jamaica, and the Historical Sociology of Evil
Monday, May 1, 2023 4:00 pm
| 820 Social Sciences Building

Sociologist Orlando Patterson delivers the Matrix Distinguished Lecture, followed by discussion with Townsend Center director Stephen Best.

Giotto's Arena Chapel and the Triumph of Humility

Henrike Lange
Berkeley Book Chats
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Henrike Lange examines one of the most celebrated monuments in the world, offering new readings of the work and asking fundamental questions about its place in Western art history.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Filmmaker

In Conversation with Hilton Als
Una's Lecture
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2023 5:10 pm
| BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street

Filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the 2022-23 Una’s Lecturer, is joined in conversation by writer and UC Berkeley teaching professor Hilton Als.

| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Estelle Tarica examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have used Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.

Taking Stakes in the Unknown: Tracing Post-Black Art

Nana Adusei-Poku
Berkeley Book Chats
| Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

Nana Adusei-Poku examines the socio-historical and cultural context of the term “post-black” and its use in defining the work of artists who resisted being labeled as “black artists.”