<< Week of May 03 >>

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Softball vs. ASU

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 3 |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts ASU at Levine-Fricke Field.

TDPS presents Snowflakes, or Rare White People by Dustin Chinn

Performing Arts - Theater | April 24 – May 3, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Mina Morita

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In 23rd Century Nueva New York, the dwindling white American population is protected by the federal government. Two of the last are brought to the Museum of Natural History as a living exhibit in the Hall of Caucasian Peoples, only to be freed by a sympathetic gift shop employee. Is society ready for their return?

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

A Posy for You: creating modern floral sentiments with the language of flowers

Workshop | May 3 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This presentation is an entertaining and interactive look at how the historical language of flowers can be used to create Posies- a circular nosegay whose flowers and herbs hold a meaning and convey a message in the historical language of flowers.
Undeniably, no other gift ignites such joy and delight as fresh flowers. But what if the flowers we give and receive had sentiments and meaning to...   More >

$125 Adult /$110 Member Adult

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Scott Joplin's Treemonisha

Performing Arts - Theater | May 3 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

In his masterwork Treemonisha, famed ragtime composer Scott Joplin created a story of black female empowerment that explored the aspirations of African Americans, telling the tale of an abandoned ex-slave girl who grows up to lead her community. The landmark work, written more than 100 years ago, never reached the stage during Joplin’s lifetime, but the Toronto-based Volcano Theatre Company is...   More >

$42–$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Volcano Theatre Company performs Scott Joplin's Treemonisha Saturday–Sunday, May 2–3, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Russ: with guests: Benny, The Butcher, BIA Bugus

Performing Arts - Music | May 3 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

As the truism goes, there are 10 years of hard work behind every overnight success. In an industry filled with plants and manufactured hype, Russ did it all himself. No deep-pocketed managers funded his ascent. No co-signs propelled his rise.

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Gospel Chorus: Gospel Music and the Life of Betty Gadling

Performing Arts - Music | May 3 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

"Gospel Music and the Life of Betty Gadling" - A Collaboration Concert of the UC Berkeley Gospel Choir and Allen Temple Baptist Church, recognizing the contributions of influences on African American sacred music and gospel music, in the Bay Area,, of the late Minister of Music Emeriti of Allen Temple Baptist Church, Ms. Betty D. Gadling

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

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Monday, May 4, 2020

PERL Seminar: TBA

Seminar | May 4 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Eric Hsu, UC Berkeley

 UC Berkeley

Political Economy Research Lunch: PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Machine Learning and Science Forum

Meeting | January 27 – May 4, 2020 every other Monday | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Seminars 271 and 281, Development and International Trade and Finance: Tba

Seminar | May 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University

 Department of Economics

IB Finishing Talk: Title to be announced

Seminar | May 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Gabe Rossi, UCB (Power Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | May 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Hongtao Yu, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 7 – December 1, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed two days a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need two days per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | May 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Farzad Pourbabaee, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | May 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Farzad Pourbabaee, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT:

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | May 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Web Typography

Meeting | May 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Zed Lopez, Web Architect, Public Affairs, Communications & Public Affairs

 Webnet

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Pitzer Lecture

Seminar | May 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ali Alavi, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2, 2019 – December 2, 2020 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Collaborating Effectively in the Workplace

Course | May 6 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

To be successful in the rapidly changing workplace, staff must be able to collaborate with a variety of people within and outside the organization who have the skills, resources, and influence to tackle increasing complex challenges. Collaboration is a skill and a set of practices that are rarely taught in the workplace. In this course, staff will learn when and why to collaborate; ways to work...   More >

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OPT Doc Check Workshop

Workshop | May 6 | 10-11 a.m. | Berkeley International Office, Conference Room

 2150 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Attend an interactive one hour workshop to review your OPT application with an international student adviser! This is a group workshop that allows you to follow along as a BIO adviser leads you through the application step by step.

During this workshop, you will go over the required documents, how to fill out forms, and most common mistakes in the application. Please bring ALL required...   More >

Discovery Station: Carnivorous Plants

Tour/Open House | May 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover some of the fascinating and beautiful plants that can eat insects. Get up close with the amazing leaf adaptations as you learn more about them. Free with Garden admission.

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Publish Digital Books and Open Educational Resources with Pressbooks

Workshop | May 6 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 117 (Level D) Academic Innovation Studio

 Timothy Vollmer, UC Berkeley Library; Stacy Reardon, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

If you're looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can...   More >

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Noon Concert Series: Balinese Gamelan and Dance

Performing Arts - Music | May 6 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Directed by I Dewa Putu Berata with Lisa Gold
Featuring guest Balinese dancer and the UC Berkeley Balinese Gamelan Class

Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission

Puzzle Break!: Come put together jigsaw puzzles!

Social Event | March 4 – June 3, 2020 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 12-6 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Every First Wednesday the Student Union provides plenty of jigsaw puzzles for you to piece together. Join us on the 1st floor of the MLK Jr. Building. Sit back, relax, forget your cares, while you focus on not studying!

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Interbacterial antagonism: an ancient process that remains full of surprises"

Seminar | May 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Joseph Mougous, University of Washington

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Mougous performed his graduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley in the laboratory of Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi. The Mougous Laboratory studies the interactions of bacteria with each other and with their hosts. Many interactions between bacteria involve toxins that one cell injects into another. A major focus of the Mougous Laboratory has been to identify such toxins and to...   More >

Certificate Program in Finance Online Information Session

Information Session | May 6 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, Program Director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Interested in changing careers to finance? Want to understand financial concepts and techniques to better perform your current work? Or you want to broaden your knowledge of investment management or capital gains? Then this certificate is for you.

  Register online

Interviewing for the Job

Workshop | May 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Job interview skills are important whether you are switching fields, seeking an advanced position along your current path, or just keeping your skills sharp. This workshop provides an effective framework for expressing your qualifications.

  Register online

Conscious Dying: Learning to Live Fully (BEUHS190)

Workshop | May 6 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Dale Borglum, Ph.D.

 Elder Care Program

Conscious Dying: Living Fully
“We are all caregivers and seekers of healing.” The process of becoming fully present to and loving towards ourselves and others can be an opportunity for profound growth and healing. In this workshop, we will learn a clear, concise and usable model to live life more consciously and compassionately while acknowledging our own mortality.

Dale Borglum, Ph.D....   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with EAP

Seminar | May 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 330 Cheit Hall

 Lisa Kahn, Professor of Economics, University of Rochester

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

BIDS Data Science Research Seminar: Computational 3D microscopy

Lecture | May 6 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Laura Waller, Associate Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details available on the BIDS website:
https://bids.berkeley.edu/events/computational-3d-microscopy

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Housing in the Bay Area Webinar

Information Session | May 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Should you live on campus in the residence halls? What are the neighborhoods like surrounding campus? What is a co-op? Where do grads students usually live? Attend this webinar to learn all about your housing options and what to expect living on vs. off campus. Representatives from UC Berkeley Housing will be in attendance.

<a...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Find out more at toastmasters.org or just drop by one of our meetings to get started.

Toastmasters on Campus has earned Toastmasters' highest honor, the...   More >

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Certificate Program in Financial Planning and Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | May 7 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Financial planners and analysts reside at the intersection of accounting, economics and finance. These professionals also touch every function of the business in that every action has an economic impact.

Discover how this certificate can benefit you, whether you are looking to advance in your current business career or switch to a career in financial planning and analysis.

  Register online

Lunch Poems - Spring 2020!

Reading - Literary | February 6 – May 7, 2020 the first Thursday of the month every month with exceptions | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Department of English

A noontime poetry reading series hosted by professor Geoffrey G. O'Brien and the UC Berkeley English Department.

February 6th - Robert Hass
April 2nd - Mary Jo Bang
May 7th - Student Reading

First Thursday of the month in the Morrison Library in Doe Library, UC Berkeley.

All readings happen between 12:10 and 12:50 pm - Admission is always free.

Climate Change: Navigating the Emotional Impact (BEUHS069)

Workshop | May 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Elliott DiTusa, LPCC, Employee Assistance Counselor, Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

The impact of climate change has become increasingly present in our daily lives. Rising temperatures, extreme weather, and wildfires are among the events that have been occurring both locally and globally. These effects, along with divisive media and public response, has made processing the current and future health of our planet a difficult and complex experience. In this workshop we will...   More >

  Enroll online

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | May 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Martha Muñoz, Yale University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Max-Planck Inst

Seminar | May 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Gilles Laurent, Max-Planck Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Seminar 242, Econometrics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | May 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Pedro Sant'Anna, Vanderbilt University

 Department of Economics

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | January 23 – May 14, 2020 every Thursday | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

Join the

Friday, May 8, 2020

Achieve Together Practice Lab for Individual Contributors

Workshop | May 8 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Rm#24 (basement)

 Human Resources

These 2.5hr experiential learning sessions make space for individual contributors to practice creating and communicating goals, check-in conversations, and calibrating performance using the Achievement Criteria.

  Register online

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Special Event | May 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong. We will practice standing meditation, walking meditation, the Microcosmic Orbit, Tai Chi Ruler, the Eight Treasures, cleansing the internal organs, embodying the elements, tai chi...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | May 8 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate can help you change careers into the accounting field, understand accounting concepts and techniques to better perform your current non-accounting work or prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.

  Register online

Achieve Together Practice Lab for Managers/Supervisors

Workshop | May 8 | 1:30-4 p.m. | University Hall, Rm#24 (basement)

 Human Resources

These 2.5hr experiential learning sessions make space for managers/supervisors to practice creating and communicating goals, check-in conversations, and calibrating performance using the Achievement Criteria.

  Register online

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | May 8 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

Amadeus Julian Regucera - Eternity Will Be Velocity
Mahler - Symphony No. 5



Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >

$30 general admission, $20 seniors, students, UCB staff, $10 UCB students, children under 12 at the door, $5 UCB students, children under 12 advance

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, May 9, 2020

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | May 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

Amadeus Julian Regucera - Eternity Will Be Velocity
Mahler - Symphony No. 5



Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >

$30 general admission, $20 seniors, students, UCB staff, $10 UCB students, children under 12 at the door, $5 UCB students, children under 12 advance

  Buy tickets online

Jad Abumrad

Lecture | May 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The host and creator of public radio’s wildly popular Radiolab program and podcast digs deep into some his favorite topics—including sound, science, history, storytelling—with his signature wit and infectious sense of curiosity.

$28–$58 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Jad Abumrad appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on May 9, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi

Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

January 15–May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) reigned supreme for his daring prints based on various tales and legends of ancient Japan and China. He made use of Western colors and inks for dramatic effect, yet stayed loyal to the woodblock print techniques that had guided past masters. In his short life, he created numerous series...   More >

Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

February 19–July 19, 2020
Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time. Rosie Lee Tompkins: A...   More >

Art for Human Rights: Peace Now!

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – July 12, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the spring of 1970, President Richard Nixon announced an expansion of the Vietnam War into eastern Cambodia. After fifteen years in Vietnam, the maneuver prompted outrage across an already divided United States. Nixon and other conservative politicians, tired of near-constant dissent, focused their energies on vocal university students who protested the war. Nixon called them “bums,” while...   More >

Ulrike Ottinger / MATRIX 276

Exhibit - Photography | March 25 – June 28, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ulrike Ottinger (b. 1942) resides in Berlin, where she works as a filmmaker, visual artist, and director of theater and opera. She became interested in photography at the age of nine and it has remained (along with cinematography) one of her primary pursuits as a visual artist. Over the course of her career, she has created a body of work that is deeply informed by her encounters with fellow...   More >

Cloth that Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 13 – June 21, 2020 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Textile makers around the world do more than create vibrant fabrics for innumerable uses. Their creations stretch in countless ways. They reach back in time—reviving old traditions—and forward in time, bringing countless innovations, and fusing cultural traditions. Cloth objects may reflect painful histories and the oppression of colonialism. Artisans therefore weave and stitch fabric that is...   More >

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email townsendcenter@berkeley.edu for viewing times.

Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >