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JANUARY:

Exhibition: The Berkeley Student Cooperative at 80: We Have Come a Long Way Since 1933
Through March 27, The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases, UC Berkeley

Exhibition: Water and Culture: Recovering Owens Valley Paiute History
Through May 19, The Bancroft Library Third Floor Foyer, UC Berkeley

Exhibition: Comics, Cartoons, and Funny Papers: The Rube Goldberg, Phil Frank, and Gus Arriola Archives at Bancroft
Through May 30, The Bancroft Library Gallery, UC Berkeley

Exhibition: Case Study No. 4: Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley
Through June 27, The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Opening Reception: Saved by the Bay: The Intellectual Migration From Fascist Europe to UC Berkeley
January 29, The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Exhibition: Saved by the Bay: The Intellectual Migration From Fascist Europe to UC Berkeley
January 30 - June 27, The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

FEBRUARY:

Reception: Literary Industries
February 12, Morrison Library (inside the Doe Library), UC Berkeley

Roundtable: Reading Between the Lines: Translation in Ancient Egypt
February 20, Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

MARCH:

Panel Discussion: Saved by the Bay
March 13, The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Roundtable: Hawaiian Pioneers in Mexican California
March 20, Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

Event: Bancroft Open House
March 26, The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

APRIL:

Event: #HackFSM: A Hackathon for the Free Speech Movement Digital Archive
April 1, 190 Doe Library, UC Berkeley

Event: Finding, Moving, and Reading Papyri: The Lives and Work of B.P. Grenfell and A.S. Hunt
April 2, Morrison Library (inside the Doe Library), UC Berkeley

Event: Darius Milhaud: The Berkeley Years
April 2, The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Special Roundtable: Of Yosemite, Sacramento, and San Francisco: How a Newly Elected U.S. Senator and a Newly Appointed Supreme Court Justice (Stephen Field) Transformed the Face of California in 1864
April 4, Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

Event: Cal Day / Slow Art Day
April 12, The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Roundtable: Gold on the Trees, Gold in the Ground: Cyanide and the Making of Southern California
April 17, Faculty Club, UC Berkeley

Event: 12th Annual City of Berkeley Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 27, The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

MAY:

Exhibition: The Originals: African American Faculty and Senior Administrators at Berkeley
May 1 – September 1, The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases, UC Berkeley

Film Screening: Portrait of Wally
May 1, The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Reception: A Woman of the Ages: The Story of Juana Briones de Miranda
May 7, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco

Roundtable: Radiating Texts: The Properties of "Mark Twain," 1862-1864
May 15, Faculty Club, UC Berkeley


Detailed List of Events

Exhibition: The Berkeley Student Cooperative at 80: We Have Come a Long Way Since 1933

Through March 27th
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases, UC Berkeley

Fourteen Depression-era UC Berkeley students, guided by the campus YMCA general secretary Harry L. Kingman, established a house that would launch the University of California Students' Cooperative Association. Now known as the Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC), the student-operated non-profit cooperative has continued to grow since its founding, offering several affordable housing options to UC Berkeley students and those at other Bay Area colleges and universities. This exhibition celebrates the 80th anniversary of the BSC, the largest student cooperative in the United States, with photographs, brochures, publications, correspondence, and other documents drawn from the BSC records and other collections in the University Archives. It explores its origins, traditions, artistic activities, political involvement, and efforts supporting environmental sustainability.

Exhibit is open during the operating hours of The Doe Library


Exhibition: Water and Culture: Recovering Owens Valley Paiute History

Through May 19th
The Bancroft Library Third Floor Foyer, UC Berkeley

Curated by Jenna Cavelle, Winner of the Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize

A tribute to the memory of the Owens Valley Paiute Indian water achievements, losses, contributions to pioneer society, and expropriation by the city of Los Angeles. Featuring journals, maps, and photographs from the collections of The Bancroft Library, this exhibition highlights early historical records of the ancient irrigation systems of the Paiute Indian tribes of California and their place in Paiute traditional cultural landscapes.

Open during the operating hours of The Bancroft Reading Room


Exhibition: Comics, Cartoons, and Funny Papers: The Rube Goldberg, Phil Frank, and Gus Arriola Archives at Bancroft

Through May 30th
The Bancroft Library Gallery, UC Berkeley

Phil Frank's long-running cartoon strips Travels with Farley and Farley have recently joined the drawings of Rube Goldberg, one of UC Berkeley's best-known alumni, and Gus Arriola, creator of the ever popular Gordo strip, at The Bancroft Library. In addition to the work of these cartoonists, the exhibit will feature comics by underground artist Dan O'Neill, creator of Odd Bodkins, and Lou Grant, editorial cartoonist for the Oakland Tribune from 1954 to 1986. The show will highlight both the topical and the timeless nature of the cartoon, one of the oldest forms of visual art known to mankind.

Exhibit is open 10am - 4pm, Monday through Friday


Exhibition: Case Study No. 4: Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley

Through June 27th
Warren Hellman Gallery and Charles Michael Gallery, The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The exhibition unveils the extensive holdings of The Magnes documenting the history of the Jewish community in Kerala, South India. The exhibition includes over one hundred individual items, many of which have never been displayed before. The Magnes Collection includes hundreds of ritual objects and textiles, Hebrew books, photographs, archival records and manuscripts in Hebrew, Aramaic, Malayalam, English, and Judeo-Spanish. These materials from Kerala illustrate the history and the customs of one of the oldest communities in the Jewish Diaspora, following its development until its immigration to Israel in the 1950s

The Magnes galleries are free and open to the public, Tuesday – Friday, 11am–4pm. Noontime exhibition tours will be held on the first Thursday of every month, February – May.


Opening Reception: Saved by the Bay: The Intellectual Migration From Fascist Europe to UC Berkeley

January 29th
The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
5:00 - 7:00 PM

All are welcome to attend.


Exhibition: Saved by the Bay: The Intellectual Migration From Fascist Europe to UC Berkeley

January 30th - June 27th
Main Gallery, The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

The exhibition highlights the history of the important intellectual migration of faculty at UC Berkeley through biographical sketches, a film, and over one hundred documents from the University Archives, The Bancroft Library, and the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library. Letters, photographs, travel documents, and professional records document lives in Fascist Europe, the strategies of immigration, the arrival at Berkeley, and life on campus

The Magnes galleries are free and open to the public, Tuesday – Friday, 11am–4pm. Noontime exhibition tours will be held on the first Thursday of every month, February – May.


Reception: Literary Industries

February 12th
Morrison Library (inside the Doe Library), UC Berkeley
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Kim Bancroft will present her new edition of Literary Industries, the 800-page autobiography of Hubert Howe Bancroft (1833- 1918), a book publisher, collector, historian, and founder of The Bancroft Library. Newly re-issued by Heyday, the edited version is now a trim 250 pages and includes 34 illustrations from the collections. RSVP to friends@library.berkeley.edu


Roundtable: Reading Between the Lines: Translation in Ancient Egypt

February 20th
Lewis Latimer Room, Faculty Club
12:00 PM

Led by Emily Cole, Bancroft Library Study Award recipient and doctoral candidate in Egyptology, UCLA

The traditional language of Ancient Egypt survived and was transformed over the course of nearly 4,000 years. The texts of the Pyramid Age in the Old Kingdom were copied, often with added commentary, through the arrival of the Greeks and Romans. Not all of the readers, however, could understand the antiquated language. Egyptians needed experts to read their sacred texts; and by the beginning of the 1st millennium BCE, commentary expanded to include some examples of full line-by-line translation. Ms. Cole will present her current research on these remarkable multilingual texts and will also talk about her work at the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri.


Panel Discussion: Saved by the Bay

March 13th
The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
5:00 - 7:00 PM

A panel of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students will join Francesco Spagnolo, Curator of The Magnes Collection, in a public discussion about the exhibition, the inter-generational research process that made it possible, and the role of refugee scholars in the development of UC Berkeley.


Roundtable: Hawaiian Pioneers in Mexican California

March 20th
Lewis Latimer Room, Faculty Club
12:00 PM

Led by Gregory Rosenthal, Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellow at The Bancroft Library and doctoral candidate in History, SUNY, Stony Brook

In his History of California, Hubert Howe Bancroft included a "Pioneer Register" of the (mostly) Euro-American men who came to California in the years before the Gold Rush. In doing so, Bancroft overlooked the significant nonnative, non-white populations that similarly "pioneered" the Mexican-to-American transition, including the scores of Hawaiians who arrived in Alta California. In this talk, Mr. Rosenthal will share some of their stories as well as put the history of these Hawaiian pioneers within the context of Hawaiian labor emigration in the nineteenth century Pacific.


Event: Bancroft Open House

March 26th
The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come one, come all to the second Open House at The Bancroft Library. Explore the library collections and see magnificent displays of dynamic compendia. Discover our museum for a day through astonishing exhibits, amazing staff illumination, and riveting demonstrations with your friends and family.

Download the event program here.


Event: #HackFSM: A Hackathon for the Free Speech Movement Digital Archive

April 1st
190 Doe Library, UC Berkeley
4:00 - 8:45 PM

HackFSM will be an opportunity to dig into the data of the Free Speech Movement Digital Archive and work with it directly. This culture of building, playing, and "hacking as a way of knowing" is a crucial part of the innovative spirit of the Digital Humanities. The idea that one can acquire a deeper understanding of tools, technologies, platforms, information, and systems through development is a principle that surrounds this event. Furthermore, this event seeks to bring students together from all disciplines to work collaboratively and creatively to give back to their campus community through the Free Speech Movement Digital Archive.

The goal of the HackFSM hackathon is to develop a compelling user interface for the digital images and texts related to the Free Speech Movement that the Bancroft Library is making available through an API. Teams of up to four students will develop a web interface for research into the digital archive. The application should address issues of humanistic scholarship, and show applicability and adaptability to a range of projects and scholarly fields.

All participants must attend the kick-off event on April 1st, where teams will be given access to the Bancroft FSM Archive material they have to work with. Participants who have not established teams in advance will have time to form teams at the kick-off event. There will be time, space and supplies (paper and markers) for participants with project ideas to pitch those ideas to others in order to form a team.

Judging will take place on April 12th with the winning team presenting their project as part of a Cal Day event on the Free Speech Movement Archive.

For further info, visit http://digitalhumanities.berkeley.edu/fsm-archive-hackathon.


Event: Finding, Moving, and Reading Papyri: The Lives and Work of B.P. Grenfell and A.S. Hunt

April 2nd
Morrison Library (inside the Doe Library), UC Berkeley
5:30 - 7:00 PM

Led by Dr. Nikolaos Gonis, Department of Greek and Latin, University College London

Join us as Dr. Gonis discusses Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt, the Oxford papyrologists who excavated the Tebtunis papyri. For further info, please contact soknebtunis@berkeley.edu, 510-664-4245.


Event: Darius Milhaud: The Berkeley Years

April 2nd
The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
7:00 PM

A very special musical event featuring the 14th and 15th String Quartets of Darius Milhaud, one of many artists and intellectuals who came to the Bay Area seeking refuge from European fascism. Co-presented with the Department of History. Performed by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and students at the UC Berkeley Department of Music.


Special Roundtable: Of Yosemite, Sacramento, and San Francisco: How a Newly Elected U.S. Senator and a Newly Appointed Supreme Court Justice (Stephen Field) Transformed the Face of California in 1864

April 4th
Lewis Latimer Room, Faculty Club
12:00 PM (talk starts at 12:30 PM)

Led by Charles W. McCurdy, Professor of History and Law, University of Virginia

This year, distinguished Jefferson Memorial Lecturer, Charles McCurdy, Professor of History and Law , University of Virginia, will also lecture in The Bancroft Library Roundtable series on Friday, April 4. In his Friday talk, Professor McCurdy will return to a topic that he first explored in his early days of research at Bancroft.


Event: Cal Day / Slow Art Day

April 12th
The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
11:00 AM

In addition to Cal Day exhibition tours, The Magnes is joining museums nationwide for special Slow Art Day programming. See http://SlowArtDay.com for further details.


Roundtable: Gold on the Trees, Gold in the Ground: Cyanide and the Making of Southern California

April 17th
Lewis Latimer Room, Faculty Club
12:00 PM

Led by Adam Romero, Bancroft Library Study Award recipient and doctoral candidate in Geography, UC Berkeley

Cyanide fumigation in Los Angeles in the fall of 1886 allowed grower-capitalists to turn the valleys of Southern California into a citrus empire. But synthetic cyanide didn’t arrive in Southern California as a pesticide; it was cyanide's ability to separate gold from ore that made it a valued commodity in the mineral-rich west. Mr. Romero will share his research on how Southern California's citrus empire was possible only because of the use of cyanide fumigation, and cyanide fumigation was only possible because of changes in industrial chemistry and the international gold mining industry.


Event: 12th Annual City of Berkeley Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 27th
The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
12:00 PM

Details forthcoming.


Exhibition: The Originals: African American Faculty and Senior Administrators at Berkeley

May 1 - September 1
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases, UC Berkeley

This exhibition highlights the Regional Oral History Office's recently completed project to conduct interviews with 18 pioneering African American faculty and senior administrators who joined Berkeley before the advent of affirmative action policies in the 1970s. By their example, achievements, and professional work these leaders helped lay the groundwork for diversity and access at the university, opening doors of opportunity and economic uplift for all traditionally disadvantaged and underrepresented groups in the state. Transcript excerpts, photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation from ROHO, the University Archives, and The Bancroft Library manuscript collections illustrate the experiences of these pioneers.

Exhibit is open during the operating hours of The Doe Library


Film Screening: Portrait of Wally

May 1st
The Magnes, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
7:00 - 9:00 PM

"[A] bombshell! 'Portrait of Wally' isn't just about stolen art: It's about cultural skullduggery, political sleaze, institutional hypocrisy and the virtues of persistence." The screening will be followed by a conversation between David D'Arcy, the film's producer and screenwriter, and Berkeley Law adjunct faculty Carla Shapreau, an international authority on reclaimed cultural property from the Holocaust. Co-presented with Berkeley Law.


Reception: A Woman of the Ages: The Story of Juana Briones de Miranda

May 7th
California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco
6:00 - 8:00 PM

In this bilingual exhibition about the life and times of Juana Briones (1802–1889) — pioneer, founder, healer — we experience the transformation of California under three flags: Spain, Mexico, and the United States. In her time, this remarkable Californian managed a farm and a dairy in Yerba Buena (later San Francisco). She purchased and operated a 4,439-acre ranch in present-day Palo Alto. She adopted Native American orphans and used her skills as a curandera (healer) in the community. She successfully defended her land claims in U.S. courts, becoming one of the state's first women to own property. This exhibit is co-sponsored by The Bancroft Library, Mechanics Bank, Stanford, and other fine institutions.


Roundtable: Radiating Texts: The Properties of "Mark Twain," 1862-1864

May 15th
Lewis Latimer Room, Faculty Club
12:00 PM

Led by Garrett Morrison, Reese Fellow at The Bancroft Library and doctoral candidate in English, Northwestern University

Part of a larger project about print and place in the Gold Rush West, this talk focuses on the emergence of "Mark Twain" as a regional literary brand between 1862 and 1864. It situates Samuel Clemens's work for the Virginia City Daily Territorial Enterprise in a place-based system of reprinting, and argues that many of his articles, especially the notorious hoax "A Bloody Massacre near Carson," resisted the practice of free and anonymous recirculation. A presence, a persona asserted itself: an author named "Mark Twain."


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