DANIEL BROOK SPEAKS ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK, A HISTORY OF FUTURE CITIES
Location: Procopio Room, 105 Hills North, UMass-Amherst
Date: Thursday, September 12, 5:30pm
Description: Daniel Brook is a journalist whose work has appeared in publications including Harper’s, The Nation, and Slate, and the author of The Trap: Selling Out to Stay Afloat in Winner-Take-All America. His architecture writing won the 2010 Winterhouse Award for Design Writing and Criticism. To research A History of Future Cities, Brook lived for a month each in St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai and conducted archival research on a semester-long fellowship at the Library of Congress. Originally from New York and educated at Yale University, Brook lives in New Orleans. A poster for this event is available here.
EMPIRES AND INTERACTIONS ACROSS THE EARLY MODERNS WORLD, 1400-1800 – NEH SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY TEACHERS
Description: Co-directed by Ahmet T. Karamustafa (University of Maryland, College Park) and Charles H. Parker (Saint Louis University)
Application deadline: March 4, 2013
Institute: June 3-June 28 at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
CONNECTED WORLDS: NEW APPROACHES ACROSS PRE-MODERN STUDIES
Please join us for “Connected Worlds: new approaches across pre-modern studies <http://ieas.berkeley.edu/events/2013.01.24w.html>,” a multidisciplinary conference at the University of California, Berkeley, January 24-26, 2013, which brings together scholars interested in the study of interconnectedness during the pre-modern period. Our panels cross traditional disciplinary boundaries based on geography or periodization, dealing with themes like trade and travel, cross-cultural exchange, empire-building, and the making of ethnographic and geographic ‘knowledge.’
Featuring a keynote by *Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan* (Yale, History of Art), “Connected Worlds” also includes guest lectures by *Kevin van Bladel* (USC, Classics and Middle East Studies), *Asa Mittman* (CSU Chico, History of Art), and *Grant Parker* (Stanford, Classics), and six panels of junior scholars representing a broad range of areas and fields of pre-modern studies. The conference will conclude with our four featured guests in a round-table discussion on the conference theme, chaired by *Erich Gruen*(UCB, History and Classics).
The keynote lecture will be Thursday Jan. 24th, 4:30—5:45 pm, 370 Dwinelle Hall. All other events will occur on Friday Jan. 25th and Saturday Jan. 26th, in 3335 Dwinelle Hall.
Please see the attached program or the conference website: <http://ieas.berkeley.edu/events/2013.01.24w.html> for the schedule.
“Connected Worlds” is free and open to the public, thanks to the sponsorship of the Walter and Elise Haas Chair in Asia Studies and the Haas Junior Scholars Program at the Institute of East Asian Studies, with additional support provided by the Classics Department, the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, the History Department, the History of Art Department, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Center for Chinese Studies, the Center for Japanese Studies, the English Department, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Division of Student Affairs at the University of California, Berkeley.