Departmental News


  • The Luther Decade and Reformation Quincentenary, Apr 20

    April 20, 2017

    Hartmut Lehmann is the founding director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC, past Director at the Max Planck Institute for History in Göttingen, and a former research fellow at the University of Chicago, Princeton University, and the Australian National University in Canberra. He is a Foreign Honorary Member more

  • Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow: Urban Sustainability in Germany, Apr 20

    April 20, 2017

    Cities are leading the transition to a post-carbon economic model and envision sustainability in all three dimensions: environmental, social, and economic. Mr. Gruenig will focus on three primary sustainability areas: urban mobility, water management, and energy-efficient buildings. Across these topics, cities increasingly recognize that a sustainable future is rooted in more

  • Donkeyote | Chico Pereira | Spain, Germany, Scotland, 2017, Apr 16

    April 16, 2017

    A Spanish man's quest to defy barriers and borders by embarking on the Trail of Tears with his donkey by his side is its own quixotic trail of laughter and tears in this winning tale. more

  • Mister Universo | Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel | Austria, Italy, 2016, Apr 14

    April 14, 2017

    Tairo Caroli, Wendy Weber, Arthur Robin,

    Each night, underneath a threadbare big top, Tairo puts an aging pride of big cats through their paces. Audiences may be dwindling, but the young lion tamer is happy, living a life that he's dreamed of since he was a little boy. When some trailer more

  • Vandals, Looters, Protestors, and Police: Consumer Culture and Street Politics Collide in Berlin, 1914-1945, Apr 13

    April 13, 2017

    After the First World War and 1918 Revolution, political partisans and commercial entrepreneurs took to the streets of Berlin and fought for the attention of crowds with posters, light displays, parades, traffic obstructions, and violence. New freedoms had transformed city streets into the primary medium of communication, lens of perception, more

  • Cicero’s De Officiis – Stoic Ethics for Non-Stoics, Apr 12

    April 12, 2017

    Gisela Striker will present the Howison lecture on April 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm. Her lecture is titled "Cicero's De Officiis – Stoic Ethics for Non-Stoics" is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. (Please note start time.)

    About the Lecture
    Professor Striker will show how the Stoic more

  • Kicking out the Rogues: Should Federations be Able to Expel Member States?, Apr 10

    April 10, 2017

    When, if at all, should members get expelled from a federation? While accession to or secession from a federal union – such as the United States – has long been the issue of heated debates, only recently have the federal center's sanctions on members in violation of common rules and more

  • Soundwaves – The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan, Apr 8-9

    April 8, 2017

    Fri, April 7: 8 PM
    Sat, April 8: 2 PM and 6 PM
    Sun, April 9: 2 PM and 6 PM

    $100, $50, $35, $25, $10

    ‘The universe is made of sound. There is no solid matter. Nothing apparently solid lasts. Everything is made more

  • Europe: A Literary History (1559-1648), Apr 6

    April 6, 2017

    Presented by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography.

    Join us for Dr Boutcher's lecture, followed by a round table discussion with UC Berkeley faculty:

    Ivonne de Valle, Spanish & Portuguese
    Timothy Hampton, French and Comparative Literature
    Victoria Kahn, English and Comparative Literature
    Ignacio Navarrete, Spanish & Portuguese
    Diego Pirillo, Italian Studies more

  • Romance outside Europe, Apr 5

    April 5, 2017

    The Romance Linguistics Working Group and Francophone Studies Working Group are pleased to announce an upcoming mini-colloquium, set for April 5, 2017. We invite all of you who work with Romance languages in conjunction with literature or linguistics, be it in contemporary or historical contexts, to join us. The theme more