Department of Geography
Institute for Research on Labor and Employmet
2521 Channing Way #5555 Rm. 308
Berkeley, CA 94720
The California Studies Dinner Seminars is a forum for the discussion of California politics, economy, and society that meets once a month on the Berkeley campus. It brings together scholars, students, and specialists from around the Bay Area to hear speakers talk about new books, research and ideas of note concerning California. The series has been going strong for twenty years (with a predecessor going back thirty years!), and is the finest intellectual forum on California history, geography and public affairs in Northern California.
Fall 2013 Speakers:
Thursday, September 19, 2013—
Peter Richardson, UC Press and San Francisco State, speaking on his forthcoming book on the history of the Grateful Dead.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 —
Glenna Matthews, author and independent scholar, speaking on her recently published book, "The Golden State in the Civil War."
Thursday, November 14, 2013 —
Bob Cherny, San Francisco State, speaking on his forthcoming book on radical San Francisco artist Victor Arnautoff.
Spring 2013 Speakers:
January 24, 2013 —
After the Blast: Building and Unbuilding Memories of Port Chicago
Javier Arbona, UC Berkeley
February 20, 2013 —
Images of the Pacific Rim: Australia and California 1850-1935
Erika Esau, Australian National University, Canberra
March 21, 2013 —
Monster Storm: The 1861-62 Floods and Their Legacy Today
Marcia Eymann, City Historian, Sacramento and Dale Cox, U.S. Geological Survey
May 15, 2013 —
Church and State in the City: Catholics and Politics in 20th Century San Francisco
Bill Issel, Mills College
Time: 7 :00 p.m. - 9 :30 p.m.
Location: Director's Room, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just above Telegraph Ave)
The series is co-directed by Richard Walker (Professor, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley) and Charles Wollenberg (Berkeley City College, Berkeley), and is sponsored by the California Studies Center and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE). It is funded with the generous support of the IRLE and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.
Anyone interested in topics about the state of California is invited to attend these informal dinner gatherings. The dinner is buffet style. Dinners are free, but we ask for a small donation for beverages. To attend PLEASE RSVP:
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
University of California, Berkeley
2521 Channing Way # 5555
Berkeley, CA 94720-5555