Nov
03

Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran

5 - 6:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340, Sultan Conference Room

Prozak Diaries is an analysis of emerging psychiatric discourses in post-1980s Iran. It examines a cultural shift in how people interpret and express their feeling states, by adopting the language of psychiatry, and shows how experiences that were once articulated in the richly layered poetics of the Persian language became, by the 1990s, part of … Continued

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Nov
04

MENA Salon

3 - 4 p.m.
Caffe Strada

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

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Nov
07

Music and Activism: Israeli Superstar Noa (Achinoam Nini) in Conversation with Prof. Ben Brinner

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

Center for Jewish Studies Faculty Director and Professor of Music, Ben Brinner, will interview Israel’s international singer, songwriter, and peace activist, Achinoam Nini. This is a Regents’ Lectureship co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, and the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. Achinoam Nini, also known as … Continued

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Nov
10

History at Sea: The Ottoman Empire, the Red Sea, and the Oceanic Turn

5 - 6:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340, Sultan Conference Room

Maritime approaches to history have grown remarkably in recent years, just as Ottoman history is experiencing what some have called a golden age. Drawing from my book, The Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space, this lecture hones in on the points of intersection between the Ottoman empire and the Oceanic turn by way of … Continued

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Nov
10

ORIAS Speakers Bureau Open House

5 - 8 p.m.
Dwinelle Hall 1229 Dwinelle

Over a dozen UC Berkeley doctoral students have each developed a single, polished presentation for delivery to k-12 students, k-12 teachers, or community college students. ORIAS and participating local teachers have worked with them to help them meld their scholarly expertise and passion with good teaching practices, age-appropriate content, and standards alignment. Local teachers are … Continued

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Nov
16

OMG … Oh My Game!

12 - 1 p.m.
Barrows Hall 254

This presentation explores types of games that can be used in the language classroom and what can be considered a game, and when and how to use a game. With hands-on games, focusing on vocabulary and grammar, this presentation will also discuss how to design an in-class game and what is the recipe that can … Continued

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Nov
18

MENA Salon

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340, Sultan Conference Room

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

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Nov
21

Critical Vitalisms Working Group: Patterns of Life in the Long War

5 - 7 p.m.
Dwinelle Hall 3401

To register and receive readings, please contact critical_theory@berkeley.edu. Keith P. Feldman is an assistant professor in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also Core Faculty in the Program in Critical Theory and Affiliated Faculty in the Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and the Center for Middle East Studies. He is … Continued

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Dec
01

Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics

5 - 6:30 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340, Sultan Conference Room

Souffles-Anfas: A Critical Anthology from the Moroccan Journal of Culture and Politics introduces and makes available, for the first time in English, an incandescent corpus of experimental leftist writing from North Africa. Founded in 1966 by Abdellatif Laâbi and a small group of avant-garde Moroccan poets and artists and banned in 1972, Souffles-Anfas was one … Continued

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