Aug
07

Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union Tilden Room

The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017. The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based … Continued

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Aug
25

MENA Salon: Summer in Review

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Every Friday in 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. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week’s topic. Join the CMES this Friday for the first MENA … Continued

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Aug
29

Hanukkah lamp

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist … Continued

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Sep
01

MENA Salon: The Qatar-Saudi Rupture

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

This MENA salon will discuss the recent diplomatic crisis with the tiny peninsular nation of Qatar, which quickly led to a geopolitical rupture. Recommended reading available here: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon/

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