Pages containing 'cultural studies'

Room One Thousand

We seek to explore the bounds and potential of architectural study and its historical and critical implications.

Mission: In response to the spatial and material turn in the humanities, we seek to place in dialogue different perspectives on the built environment. Through a series of meetings, discussions, lectures and events, we aim to explore multiple approaches within and beyond the field of architecture. Ultimately, by engaging professionals and scholars in the humanities and sciences in the study of architecture, we will explore the ways in which different fields intersect with and enrich each other.

 

Slavic Literature "Kruzhok"

A group to explore Slavic literary and linguistic cultures

Kruzhok was founded by graduate students in 2006 on the model of the academic circles (kruzhki) that flourished in Russian universities during the 1830s and ‘40s. The working group, which seeks to explore Slavic literary and linguistic culture, has two primary purposes: to facilitate the sharing of individual research among members, and to encourage collaboration with intellectual traditions and disciplines tangential to Slavic studies.

Membership is open to all who have an interest in promoting and engaging in research in Slavic cultures.

Mobilities and Materialities of the Early Modern World

A group for discussion of materiality in the early modern world

Global in scope, the Mobilities and Materialities of the Early Modern World Working Group seeks to integrate through interdisciplinary discussion two different spheres of scholarly inquiry: macro-economic studies of international networks and micro-historical engagements with materialities. In recent years, the promotion of synchronic, transnational fields, such as the ‘Global Renaissance,’ has made it incumbent on emerging scholars to develop competencies far outside traditionally defined specialties.

Culture and History of East Central Europe (Kroužek)

We provide an interdisciplinary forum for scholars who study lands and cultures that are frequently overlooked.

The Culture and History of East Central Europe working group, or “Kroužek,” is a discussion group that hosts scholars from throughout the Bay Area, the United States, and Europe, enriching the Berkeley academic community and enhancing the university’s reputation as a leader in regional studies. Its purpose is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for scholars who study lands and cultures that are frequently overlooked or have in the past existed on the periphery of larger working groups.

Nineteenth-Century and Beyond British Cultural Studies

We provide a forum for faculty and graduate students to discuss new research on the literature and culture of the long nineteenth century

Founded in 1995, the Nineteenth-Century and Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group provides a forum for faculty and graduate students to discuss new research on the literature and culture of the long nineteenth century. Pre-circulated papers investigate issues of aesthetics, politics, history, theory, and other current sites of academic focus. We make a concerted effort to invite speakers whose research appeals to scholars in more than one discipline. Our focus on discourse analysis and questions of representation has proven particularly well suited to interdisciplinary study.

Berkeley-Stanford British Studies Reading Group

We are a community of scholars doing work in the field of British studies

The Berkeley-Stanford British Studies Reading Group (B.S.R.G.) creates a community of scholars—both professors and graduate students—who are doing work in the field of British studies. The group discusses recent work in British history in light of developments in cultural studies, imperial and post-colonial history, gender studies, and comparative history. Our discussions are held two times per semester, alternately in Berkeley and Stanford.

Francophone Studies Working Group

An interdisciplinary conversation on topics in Francophone Studies.

The primary aim of the Francophone Studies Working Group (FSWG) is to foster interdisciplinary conversation on topics arising from the French colonial empire and its aftermath in contemporary France and the postcolonial world. We bring together graduate students and faculty from French, Comparative Literature, and History; our meetings are also of potential interest to scholars working in other national literatures and in departments such as Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Rhetoric, Linguistics, Film and Media, and Sociology.

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