Thu Sep 27, 2018
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A graduate of UC Berkeley, Rafael Alarcon is a senior professor at the research institute at Tijuana, Mexico, the Colegio de la Frontera Norte. He has published numerous articles and books, most recently for the University of California Press, Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States (2016). He co-authored the classic work on Mexican immigrants in the...
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wheeler Hall
All (faculty, grad and undergrad students, staff) are welcome to participate. "Bi-lingual" copies of the text, in the original Middle English and in a modern English translation, will be made available, and both Maura Nolan and Steve Justice will offer a few introductory words (on pronunciation of the Middle English and on the poem itself). This event is co-hosted by Jessica Laser and Lyn...
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:10 PM - 12:50 PM
Doe Library
Lunch Poems presents Fady Joudah.
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Doe Library
The reception for the exhibition Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be Friday, October 5th from 4-6pm in the Morrison Library. The reception will feature talks by Professor Lauren Kroiz of the UC Berkeley History of Art Department and Bay Area printmaker Keith Cranmer. There well also be a tour of the exhibition at 4pm and 5:30pm by UC...
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wheeler Hall
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet and recipient of HM Queen Elizabeth’s Gold Medal for Poetry for 2017 visits the UC Berkeley campus for a reading of his recent and classic work.
Thu Oct 25, 2018
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this talk, Alex Saragoza and Allan deSouza will hold a lively discussion on the relationships between art and migrations—both literal and metaphorical. Allan deSouza is a Bay Area multi-media artist. His photography, installation, text and performance works restage colonial material culture through counter-strategies of fiction, erasure, and (mis)translation. His work has been exhibited...
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Zellerbach Hall
Barber Shop Chronicles, created by Nigerian-born, UK-based poet and playwright Inua Ellams, explores the diversity of black male identity through the rituals and verbal banter of the urban barbershop. The cast riffs on topics both personal and political—from sports to race relations to views about fatherhood and masculinity—as we eavesdrop on conversations in six different barbershops in London,...
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Robinson reminds us that the Anthropocene is a name in a periodizing scheme, or in more than one periodizing scheme. He suggests that, to understand it more fully, we need first to discuss periodization itself. After that, Robinson considers whether it is possible to consider the conditions for creating a “good Anthropocene. Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer. He is...
Thu Nov 01, 2018
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In collaboration with Cal Performances and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, this lecture, presented by Ahmad Sikainga, will discuss the African Diaspora in relation to the performance The Routes of Slavery (1444–1888). Currently at the Department of History at the Ohio State University, Sikainga’s academic interests embrace the study of Africa, the African Diaspora, and the...
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:10 PM - 12:50 PM
Doe Library
Lunch Poems presents Tyehimba Jess.