Roundtable: Dangerous Ground: Squatters, Statesman, and the Rupture of American Democracy

May 19th
12:00 PM
Lewis-Latimer Room, The Faculty Club

Led by John Suvaldoctoral candidate, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Squatters were a persistent frontier presence from the earliest days of the United States, but in the Jacksonian and antebellum periods these illegal settlers emerged as political and cultural lightning rods. Why? This talk explores how squatters in the expanding West came to occupy a central place in U.S. political culture, territorial conquests, and conflicts leading up to the Civil War. California was a particularly violent and disruptive proving ground of squatter politics, and a primary focus of the discussion.

May 11, 2016 | Categories: Events | Titangos

The Papyrus in the Crocodile: 150 Years of Exploration, Excavation, Collection, and Stewardship at Berkeley

The Papyrus in the Crocodile: 150 Years of Exploration, Excavation, Collection, and Stewardship at Berkeley
May 6th - July 29, 2016
The Bancroft Library Gallery
Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

The collections assembled by Berkeley's patrons and collectors over the last 150 years form the foundation of many of the university's academic disciplines. This unprecedented exhibition, sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and co-curated by graduate students from the History of Art Department, brings together materials from The Bancroft Library, the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the Environmental Design Archives, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, and the Berkeley Art Museum.

Image courtesy of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley.

May 02, 2016 | Categories: Exhibits | Titangos

Bancroft Library 2016 Open House

Feb 08, 2016 | Categories: Events | Titangos

Roundtable: The Historical Background of the New Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Please join us for the first Bancroft Library Roundtable of the spring semester! It will take place in the Lewis-Latimer Room of The Faculty Club at noon on Thursday, February 18. Ann Harlow, an independent scholar, will present "The Historical Background of the New Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive."

Ann Harlow will speak about the rocky road the University of California has been on in developing art museums from the 1870s to today. She will show images of the various buildings where art has been exhibited, as well as others that were imagined on paper but never built. Ms. Harlow is the former director of the art museum at Saint Mary?s College, author of an article on the beginnings of San Francisco?s art museums, and curator of the current exhibition at the Berkeley Historical Society, ?Art Capital of the West?: Real and Imagined Art Museums and Galleries in Berkeley. She has used Bancroft resources for all of these projects as well as her book-in-progress, a dual biography of art patron Albert Bender and artist Anne Bremer.

We hope to see you there. The talks are free and open to the public.

Feb 08, 2016 | Categories: Events | Titangos

Bancroft now accepting applications for 2016 Fellowships and Awards

Application deadline is February 1, 2016 by 5pm. Submission instructions can be viewed here. See individual awards pages for details on eligibility and scope of funds.

The Bancroft Library Study Award assists advanced graduate students and is funded by the Friends of the Bancroft Library.

The Gunther Barth Fellowships supports undergraduate or graduate students researching the 19th-century history of the North American West.

The Reese Fellowship, available to qualified researchers, supports work relating to either systematic bibliography of any part of the Western Hemisphere, or any investigation of the history of the book in the Americas.

The Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowships, established in memory of Professor of Rhetoric Arthur Quinn (1942-1997), support research by doctoral candidates in the history of California.

The Robert E. Levinson Fellowship, available to qualified researchers, supports original research relating to the depth and breadth of the Jewish experience in California from 1848 to 1915.

The Hill-Shumate Book Collecting Prize was established by Kenneth E. Hill and Albert Shumate to encourage Berkeley undergraduate students to collect books.

Center for the Tebtunis Papyri Travel Support provides grants to graduate students for travel to conference presentations and excavations related to papyrological study.

Jan 06, 2016 | Categories: Events | Titangos

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