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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Folk Textiles of Japan: Plant Fibers and Dyes with Yoshiko Wada

Lecture | July 8 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join renowned textile scholar Yoshiko Wada for a presentation on folk textiles of Japan looking at the use of plant fibers and dyes. This illustrated talk will discuss history, culture and preparation of textiles throughout Japan.

$25, $20 Garden members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Lecture by Robert Del Bontà—Picturing Music: Ragamala Painting

Lecture | July 8 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Many of the paintings in the exhibition Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures illustrate poetry associated with an important genre of classical music of North India known as ragas, which relate to particular moods, seasons, and times of day. In his illustrated talk, guest curator Robert Del Bontà explores the fascinating subject of ragamala painting, which flourished at the Hindu and Muslim courts as...   More >

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Mapping how language is represented in the human brain

Lecture | July 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Dr. Alex Huth

 Science@Cal

In the past decade one trend in neuroscience has been to switch away from using simple, controlled experiments, and instead to study how the brain reacts to more complex, natural situations. Alex Huth will talk about one experiment in which subjects listened to hours of natural, narrative stories from The Moth Radio Hour while undergoing fMRI scanning. In order to take advantage of this complex,...   More >

Mapping language representation on the human brain

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Obsidian, Chert, and Glass, Oh My! Change and Persistence in Chipped Stone Tool Traditions of the Northern Bay Area

Lecture | July 20 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Peter Nelson

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

As a Coast Miwok person and an archaeologist, I have engaged with stone and tools that were chipped or knapped from stone or other brittle materials in many different capacities. In this talk, I will present an overview of the collection of contemporary pieces that I personally made for the Hearst Museum in 2017 and the inspirations for these pieces. I will also present on the ways in which...   More >

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

National Botanic Garden of Cuba with Dr. Carlos Sanchez

Lecture | July 26 | 5-7 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come join us for a lovely illustrated presentation on the National Botanic Garden of Cuba.

Dr. Carlos Sanchez is a professor of botany at the University of Havana and botanist for the National Botanic Garden of Cuba. This summer Carlos is a visiting research scholar at UC Berkeley, and he has been the guide for two tours to Cuba in support of the UC Botanical Garden.

$20, $15 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu