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November 2015 
News and Events

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01) November 19 | Beyond the Second Commandment: Image Wars in Past and Present | Birgit Meyer
02) November 20 | The Art of Memory: Music, Art, and Literature | The Center for Arts, Religion, and Education

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01) November 19 | Beyond the Second Commandment: Image Wars in Past and Present | Birgit Meyer

Berkeley Public Forum on Religion

Beyond the Second Commandment: Image Wars in Past and Present

Birgit Meyer, Professor of Religious Studies, Utrecht University
Thursday, November 19, 5-7 pm
370 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley


Professor Meyer explores the central role of religion in shaping human-image relations and the repercussions for the secular sphere. Drawing on her historical and ethnographic work in Ghana around Christianity, images, and the imagination, Meyer addresses current debates and controversies regarding images, and situates current struggles over images in a global, culturally and religiously diverse setting.

Photo: Ed van Rijswijk
 
02) November 20 | The Art of Memory: Music, Art, and Literature | The Center for Arts, Religion, and Education
 

The Art of Memory: Music, Art, and Literature

Friday, November 20, 5 pm
The Center for Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE)
CARE's Doug Adams Gallery
1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley

Featuring a performance by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble playing an original composition by John MacCallum.  Followed by a panel discussion with John MacCallum, guest artist Anne Tait, and Thomas Laqueur, author of The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains.
 
For more information, visit care-gtu.org or call 510.849.8935
 
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