Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Lecture | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Lavery examines the contradictory role as both rival empire and cradle of exquisite beauty played by Japan in the Victorian imagination.
Insistent Things: What Artifacts have to Say about Buffalo Soldiers’ Campaign for Citizenship Rights
Lecture | December 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Laurie A. Wilkie, Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
This paper will examine the ways that Black regulars serving in the frontier military used personal and company-owned artifacts to participate in national discourses on masculinity, citizenship and being human.
Lecture | December 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Susannah Scott, University of California Santa Barbara
Heterogeneous catalyst design is often hampered by a lack of precise information about the molecular identity of the active sites. Synthesizing model catalysts with control of the local structure allows us to interrogate the active sites about their interactions with reactants and products.
Lecture | December 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
David Biggs, Professor of History, UC Riverside
Until recent conflicts over the South China Sea, Vietnams history has been almost wholly described in terrestrial terms. Seaborne connections across the East Sea and the Pacific have however played key roles in defining modern Vietnam. This talk reimagines Vietnam as an archipelago, a more permeable nation-system of nodes linked by flows of energy, food, people and technology.
Lecture | December 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Ursula B. Brosseder, Bonn University
Numerous, far-reaching migrations and contacts have taken place during prehistory across the vast Eurasian steppes, reaching from Eastern Europe or the Near East to Inner Asia and present-day China. However, the intensity and speed of connectivity between East and West changed profoundly in the late first millennium BC. Traditional narrative holds that this change was initiated by the travels of... More >