Humanities

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The Trip to Echo Spring

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Tue, Jan 21 2014 - 6:00pm

This program is cancelled

Olivia Laing, Author, The Trip to Echo Spring Read more »

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The Anatomy of a Byzantine Illustrated Gospel Book

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Thu, Feb 27 2014 - 6:00pm

Kathleen Maxwell, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Santa Clara University Read more »

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Fictions that Train Your Brain

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Mon, Jan 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Joshua Landy, Professor of French, Stanford University; Director, Structured Liberal Education and Co-Director, Philosophy and Literature, Stanford; Author, How to Do Things with Fictions

Monday Night Philosophy asks Joshua Landy to answer: Why does Plato's Socrates make bad arguments? Why does Mark's Jesus speak in parables? Why are Beckett's novels so inscrutable? And why don't stage magicians even pretend to summon spirits anymore? Professor Landy will also explain why such questions are worth asking in the first place.

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The Yosemite Rim Fire: How to Improve Fire Policy

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Tue, Oct 8 2013 - 6:00pm

Scott Stephens, Professor of Fire Science, UC Berkeley

The mixed conifer forests within the devastating recent r
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Humanities West Book Discussion: Count Belisarius by Robert Graves

Wed, Mar 12 2014 - 5:30pm

The sixth century was not a peaceful time for the Roman empire and its capital, Constantinople. Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Alexiad by Anna Komnene

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Wed, Feb 5 2014 - 5:30pm

Written between 1143 and 1153 by the daughter of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, The Alexiad is one of the most popular and revealing primary sources in the vast canon of medieval literature. Read more »

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Comet Ison

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Wed, Nov 13 2013 - 6:00pm

Alex Filippenko, Professor of Astronomy, UC Berkeley Read more »

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Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage & Segregation

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Wed, Oct 30 2013 - 6:00pm

Estelle Freedman, Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History, Stanford University Read more »

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Covered California: Affordable, High-Quality Health Care Is on Its Way

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Thu, Nov 14 2013 - 6:00pm

Peter V. Lee, Executive Director, Covered California Read more »

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Da Vinci’s Knots: It’s All About the Dress

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Thu, Oct 17 2013 - 6:00pm

Caroline Cocciardi, Screenwriter and Producer, Mona Lisa Revealed Read more »

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