2009 ORIAS Summer Teacher's World History Institute
July 27-31, 2009
University of California, Berkeley

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9:00AM to 4:00PM
2223 Fulton Street
6th Floor
U. C. Berkeley

ORIAS Contact:
Michele Delattre 
U. C. Berkeley 
2223 Fulton Street
Room 338 #2324 
Berkeley CA 94720-2324

510.643.0868 |


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  • Free and open to all teachers. 
  • Enrollment is limited - registration required.
  • Scholarships available for 2 professional development credits.
  • Registration, agenda, and logistics available on-line.
  • Materials and refreshments provided.

Art production for public display has been a component of every historical era. The institute will explore unique evidence art supplies for teaching world history themes such as: Identity; Order and Systems; Peace and Conflict; Migration and Encounters; Chronologies/Change and Continuity.

The long history of art in national life has been interpreted variably by different disciplines. Depending on the viewer’s perspective, it can be seen as:

  • an expression of identity
  • a tool for communicating abstract political or religious ideas;
  • a means of persuasion;
  • a measure of social status;
  • a commodity;
  • a visual map of change over time;
  • evidence of certain hardwiring in the human brain;
  • art for its own sake.

Join with colleagues and scholars from across world regions and disciplines
to consider the history of art in national life.

Sponsored by the University of California at Berkeley Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS); Institute of East Asian Studies; Center for Latin American Studies; Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for South Asia Studies; Center for Southeast Asia Studies; and Institute of European Studies. Funding is provided by Title VI grants from the United States Department of Education. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Art Museum and the Asian Museum of San Francisco, World Savvy and the Bay Area Global Education Project (BAGEP.