California Studies Dinner Seminars - Past Dinners

Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Mark Brilliant, Professor, History Department, UCB “What Is Good for One Racial Classification Is Not Necessarily Good for Another:  Desegregation and bi-lingual education in the San Francisco schools”

Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Gerald Haslam, Author and Professor, Sonoma State University, “Workin’ Man’s Blues a history of country music in California”

Wednesday, September 21, 2005  
Peter Richardson, Author, Polipoint Press “Carey McWilliams and the California Years””

Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Terence Young, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography & Anthropology, Cal Poly, Pomona.  Professor Young will be discussing his new book about Golden Gate Park.

Monday, April 18, 2005
Lauren Coodley, Professor of Psychology & History, Napa Valley College.  Ms. Coodley will be discussing her new book The Land of Orange Groves and Jail: 
Upton Sinclair’s California
, published 2004 by Heyday Books.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Philip Fradkin, Distinguished Writer & Journalist.  Mr. Fradkin will be discussing his new book on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, published 2005 by UC Press.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Gray Brechin, Research Fellow, Geography Dept., UCB and Bob Dawson, Photographer “When Government worked:  An Archaeology of new deal contributions to California”

Monday, November 15, 2004
Richard Walker, Professor, Geography Department, UCB “The Conquest of Bread: 150 Years of California Agribusiness”

Monday, October 11, 2004
Joe Blum, Author and Photographer, “Bay Area Bridges:  Photographing and Documenting Their (Re)construction”

Monday, September 20, 2004        
Gray Brechin, Geography Department, UCB, “By word of mouth:  50 years of the Regional Oral History Office at UC Berkeley”

Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Chuck Wollenberg Professor, Vista College & Consultant to the Oakland Museum and Marcia Eymann, Chief Curator, Oakland Museum
"Next Stop - Vietnam"

Thursday, March 18, 2004
Barry Pateman, Asst. Specialist/Associate Editor, Emma Goldman Project, UCB “The 1916 San Francisco Preparedness Day Bombing:  A Reassessment”

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Joanne Levy, Author, discussing her new book, Unsettling the West:  Eliza Farnham and Georgiana Bruce Kirby and Frontier California

Thursday, January 22, 2004
William Issel, Professor of History, San Francisco State University, and Ava Kahn, Fellow, California  Studies Center, UCB ; speaking about the recently published anthology "California Jews". Both William Issel and Ava Kahn authored chapters in the book and Ava Kahn is also a co-editor

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