Pages containing 'history'

Urban History Working Group

The Urban History Working Group examines the city, transcending constraints of discipline, time period, and geography.

The Berkeley Urban History Working Group convenes scholars from History, Rhetoric, Geography, and Architecture to study the city across time and space.

Human Rights, History, and Literature

The Human Rights, History, and Literature working group explores the interconnections between literature, human rights, and history.

This working group seeks to explore the interconnections between literature, human rights and history. Our readings will include excerpts or full texts from legal studies, history, literary studies, along with primary texts which may include novels, short stories, and films. Ideally this working group will be one in which everyone can contribute their ideas, suggesting readings which are of interest to them, so that we can foster an open interdisciplinary environment where a wide array of interests are met.

American Political Economy

A group bringing brings graduate students who are interested in American political economy.

The American Political Economy working group brings together graduate students who are interested in American political economy in order to broaden and crossfertilize their understanding of the subject. By “political economy” this group means the activities of executives, labor, private firms, and public institutions as well as the political and legal environments that they constructed and operated within.

Colloquium in the Studies of Music

A weekly forum for graduate students engaged with music-affiliated topics to present their research before an audience of peers and faculty.

The Colloquium in the Studies of Music working group, hosted in the music department, offers a weekly forum for graduate students engaged with music-affiliated topics to present their research before an audience of peers and faculty. With a wide range of topics and approaches, the working group fosters closer dialogue between musicology, ethnomusicology and sound studies at the graduate level.

Law and Contemporary Theory

A group that studies the points of contact between the law and other fields of study.

The Law and Contemporary Theory working group brings together scholars in the humanities and social sciences to study jurisprudence, contemporary legal theory, critical legal theory, law and literature, socio-legal studies, law and film, and additional points of contact between the law and other fields of study. This working group will be largely self-directed so that students and professors can bring their own work and interests to discussions.

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.

 

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.

Russian History Kruzhok

We provide a forum for students in the dissertation-writing stage to present their work in progress.

For nearly twenty years, the Russian History kruzhok (circle) has served the Berkeley faculty and several generations of graduate students. The kruzhok was established in 1994 to provide a forum for students in the dissertation-writing stage to present their work in progress.

Medieval Philosophy

A group for those interested in Medieval Philosophy

This working group in medieval philosophy engages with those texts of the Middle Ages that are most important for later thinkers.  It provides an outlet for exploration not only to those people in history, literature, and foreign languages to study the philosophical systems that engaged their own objects of study, but also provides valuable background for those people working with later thinkers across the social sciences and humanities.  Many of the twentieth century’s most important thinkers worked on medieval philosophy early in their careers: Martin Heidegger wrote his dissert

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