Category: Humanities

  • Women’s Work in the World Economy: A Personal & Political Perspective

    Economic growth around the world is influenced by who is in the workforce and what they, male or female, are paid. In 2003, UC Berkeley Professor Laura Tyson was asked by the World Economic Forum to put together a rigorous analysis of how countries were doing on gender parity, or diversity, using a number of […]

  • Degrees of Freedom

    What does it mean to be free? Why is freedom important? How does freedom in moral and political life relate to freedom in the physical world? These questions are explored from six perspectives by some of the most compelling and audience-friendly faculty at UC San Diego. Degrees of Freedom, the public lecture series featured on […]

  • Oscar Fever Continues

    Still gripped by Oscar fever? Then go behind-the-scenes of this year’s Oscar winners at the UCSB Pollock Theater. Presented by the Carsey-Wolf Center, Script to Screen examines the process of translating a film’s script to the big screen from the perspective of the writers, directors, producers, and actors. Don’t miss these insightful interviews with the […]

  • Rebecca Goldstein: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Way

    At the heart of the latest work from acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein lies one question: is philosophy obsolete? Goldstein recently visited the Helen Edison series for a lively conversation with Roger Bingham, Founder of The Science Network. In Plato At The Googleplex, Goldstein proves why philosophy is here to stay by revealing […]

  • Story Hour in the Library

    Good writing should be heard. Watch some of your favorite writers as they read selected excerpts from their works. This prose reading series is hosted by UC Berkeley English department faculty Vikram Chandra and Melanie Abrams and features distinguished prose writers from the Bay Area and beyond. Look for these new programs: Jess RowJess Row, […]

  • Story Hour in the Library 2014 Student Reading

    Check out the brightest new writing talent from UC Berkeley. Join Story Hour in the Library as they celebrate UC Berkeley writers with their annual student reading. In this event, writers read short excerpts from their work, some of which include the year’s biggest prose prize winners. Students, Library interns, and faculty nominees tackle everything […]

  • Let’s Talk About Movies

    New programs in our Film & Television Collection will take you behind the scenes of the movie-making process. Watch the latest from the Carsey-Wolf Center: “Brave Miss World” Discussion A look at the new documentary by Cecilia Peck, “Brave Miss World” that follows Miss Israel Linor Abargil from her rape, to her Miss World win […]

  • Porrajmos: The Romani and the Holocaust with Ian Hancock

    The Romani, not to be confused with the Romanian nation or people, are a diasporic ethnicity more widely known as “gypsies.” Throughout the world they are variously known as Rom, Roma, Romane, Cigáni and Gitano, just to name a few. In this presentation about the Romani and the Holocaust, Ian Hancock, professor of English and […]