Townsend Center

Located on the UC Berkeley campus, the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities is a nexus for interdisciplinary scholarship, innovations in research, and intellectual conversations among individuals from the humanities and related academic disciplines.

Since its founding in 1987, five years after the this journal’s own debut in interdisciplinary scholarship, Representations and the Townsend Center have been closely allied, sharing personnel, authors, and ideas. Today, Representations is administered through the Center. The kinship of these two uniquely “Berkeley” projects will be on view in a new series of collaborative symposia and lectures to begin in 2015.

The Center’s offerings include fellowship and grant programs, working groups on topics ranging from Hip Hop to Orientalism, and a wide variety of lectures and conferences. In addition to these established programs, the Center plays an integral role in the development at Berkeley of new and innovative programs that take an interdisciplinary and forward-thinking approach to scholarship by both students and faculty.

Please visit the Townsend Center website for a current schedule of events.