Upcoming Events

Photographs by Ken Light
Exhibit
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 to Friday, May 15, 2020
220 Stephens Hall
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United States

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

Michael Lucey
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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

Seth Lerer
Friday, Sep 27, 2019 | 12:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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.

Alva Noë
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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.

Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 | 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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. UCHRI funding opportunities for graduate students include dissertation support grants and multicampus graduate student working groups.

Funding Opportunities for Faculty
Friday, Oct 4, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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. The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley ladder-rank faculty members.

Stephen Best
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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

Mark Schapiro
Berkeley Book Chats
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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. Schapiro examines the fate of our food supply under the pressures of corporate consolidation.

Creative Work, Scholarship, and the Art of Putting Things Together
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

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.

The Bather’s Dilemma
Una's Lecture
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

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. His Una’s Lecture explores the figure of the bather as an embodiment of pleasure that is linked to the act of renewal.

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