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Memory and the Past

Examining a variety of perspectives on the relationship between memory and understanding the past.

This group examines a variety of perspectives on the relationship between memory and understanding the past. Along with asking how the act of archaeological and historic research contributes to memorialization and commemoration, the group aims to disentangle definitions of memory for different communities by shedding light on various scales of memory (individual, societal, etc.).

October 16: "The Chinese and Chinese Mestizos of Manila: History, Nation, and Identity" with Professor Richard Chu

What does being “Chinese” mean in the Philippine urban society context and over time? How can a micro-historical ethnographic approach such as biographies to the study of ethnic identities help us answer this question?

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Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
DSSEAS Library, 341 Dwinelle, Level F/G

October 2: "Mourning the Dead Gods in 17th Century Philippines" with Professor Jody Blanco

Join the Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group for a special guest lecture by Professor Jody Blanco. Professor Blanco will discuss various Spanish missionary chronicles to reflect on the long, painful and partial transition to Christianity and Empire experienced by the indigenous subjects of conversion in the colonial period.

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Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: 
DSSEAS Library, 341 Dwinelle, Level F/G

Anthropological Inquiry with Jason Price: "A Figure Game"

The Anthropological Inquiry Working Group invites you to its first workshop of the Fall 2015 Semester from 3-5PM on Friday, September 18 in the Gifford Room in Kroeber Hall. 

Anthropology PhD candidate Jason Price will be presenting a paper entitled "A Figure Game" (click on event to see abstract and other information). The discussant will be Dr. Lawrence Cohen. 

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Date: 
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Gifford Room, Kroeber Hall

Early Modern Studies

Bringing together students and faculty with an interest in the "long seventeenth century" (approx. 1550-1689) in Britain, Europe, and the Americas

The Townsend Center's Early Modern Studies working group, also known as the Berkeley Early Modern Organization, aims to bring together students and faculty with an interest in the "long seventeenth century" (approximately 1550-1689) in Britain, Europe, and the Americas.

Intellectual History and Theory

Uniting fifty students from over eleven departments to form a scholarly community interested in the subjects and methods of intellectual history.

The Intellectual History and Theory Working Group brings together a scholarly community interested in the subjects and methods of intellectual history for regular, sustained engagement with current research. The group engages current scholarship in three ways: First, it hosts lectures that feature the latest research of local and visiting faculty members. Second, it offers opportunities for group members to workshop dissertation chapters, book chapters, and articles in progress.

Interdisciplinary Working Group on the Early United States

Interdisciplinary scholars expand the understanding of the development of the US beyond the confines of each member’s discipline.

The Interdisciplinary Working Group on the Early United States encourages cross-disciplinary exchange and collaboration among UC Berkeley graduate students, visiting scholars, and faculty working on the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century US.

Environmental Science & History

Discussion of the interrelationship between human beings and their environment.

The Environmental Science and History (ES&H) working group brings together faculty, graduate students, and specialists from history, geography, anthropology, and the environmental and physical sciences to discuss the interrelationship between human beings and their environment. Berkeley is home to scholars whose research unites a humanistic vision with the study of particular ecologies and environmental change from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Filipino & Philippine Studies

Discussion of critical and emerging scholarship to unite the distinct fields of Filipino Studies and Philippine studies.

The Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group provides a regular meeting space for graduate students and faculty to discuss critical and emerging scholarship in the fields. Often, Filipino Studies and Philippine Studies are conceived of as separate fields: the first is subsumed into ethnic or cultural studies, while the latter is incorporated in international area studies. This working group brings these seemingly disparate fields together, particularly through the organizers’ cross-disciplinary collaborations.

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