Past Programs

Interdisciplinary Faculty Grants awarded in previous years have made significant research contributions to the UC Berkeley campus.  Previous grantees like Slum Health and Coupling Biodiversity have continued on to obtain significant extramural support.

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Berkeley Workshop in Environmental Politics

Berkeley Workshop in Environmental Politics led by Nathan Sayre (Geography) and Nancy Peluso (College of Natural Resources) fosters interdisciplinary and intercampus dialogue on questions of nature, culture, and power, promoting scholarship that was at once conceptually rigorous and empirically grounded, and encourages innovative uses of critical theory to address environmental problems.+ Read more
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Diplomacy & Culture

Diplomacy is a political practice that is also a cultural practice. From its modern origins in fifteenth-century Italy diplomatic networks have been centrally linked to the transmission of culture. At the level of diplomatic theory, writers as diverse as Machiavelli and Kissinger offer reflections on the nature of negotiation and representation that include reflections on the nature of fiction-...+ Read more
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Towards a Global Past: History in an Age of Globalization

Towards a Global Past: History in the Age of Globalization led by Daniel Sargent (History) and Brian Delay (History). Globalization may be the wave of the future, but what are its consequences for the past? By organizing a speaker series that brings historians of international and global themes into dialogue with scholars in other disciplines, this colloquium examines how globalization alters our...+ Read more
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Water Management: Past and Future Adaptation

Water Management led by Mathias Kondolf (Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning), Benjamin Porter (Near Eastern Studies), and other faculty colleagues, focuses on interdisciplinary implications for improving water security in California and other Mediterranean climate regions. Through inclusion in the faculty group of John Andrew, Assistant Deputy Director of the California...+ Read more
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Time Zones: Hybrid Art in a Global Context

The phrase “time-based art” is used in visual art contexts to track the movement from so-called “static” art into durational forms. For some in the performing arts, however, duration is already a traditional element of the form. Even as we celebrate this interdisciplinary field, many still view it (and review it) from the perspective of particular disciplines. While the history of 20th and 21st...+ Read more

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