The Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate of the University of California invites you to attend the 103rd Annual Martin Meyerson Faculty Research Lectures.

Mark Griffith

Professor of Classics and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Why Are Humans Musical? Ancient and Modern Perspectives

Thursday, March 17, 2016
4–5 p.m., free to the public
International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue

Mark Griffith holds a joint appointment at Berkeley: in Classics as Klio Distinguished Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures; and as Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS). He grew up in England, receiving his B.A. and Ph.D. in Classics at Cambridge University before taking up his first teaching position at Berkeley in 1973, where he has spent almost his entire career. Griffith’s work has focused especially on Greek drama and other aspects of ancient performance. He is the author of standard editions with commentary of two Greek tragedies, Prometheus Bound and Antigone, and has recently published books on Aristophanes' Frogs and on Greek satyr-play as well as numerous articles on ancient poetry, educational practices, and animals. He was also co-editor (with Glenn Most) of the revised set of translations of The Complete Greek Tragedies for the Chicago University Press, to which he also contributed two new translations of his own. He is currently working on a book about the sociology and psychology of ancient Greek musical performance. Griffith was a recipient of Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1986.

Pamela Samuelson

Professor of Law and Information

Mass Digitization of Cultural Heritage: Why Copyright Obstacles Must Be Overcome

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
4–5 p.m., free to the public
International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue.

Pamela Samuelson is the Richard M. Sherman ’74 Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California at Berkeley and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. She has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new information technologies pose for traditional legal regimes, especially for intellectual property law. Samuelson is co-founder and president of Authors Alliance, a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Contributing Editor of Communications of the ACM, a past Fellow of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and an honorary Professor of the University of Amsterdam. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She joined the Berkeley faculty in 1996 after serving as a professor at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. She has visited at Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, and NYU Law Schools.

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