Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Water-ropes and Lotus-dragons: Netsuke in the Hearst Museum Collections

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | June 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Christopher Lowman, UC Berkeley, Department of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Netsuke, Japanese carvings used as fasteners for personal accessories, have enchanted artists, owners, collectors, and viewers for centuries. Beautiful and comical, surreal or mythological, they are practical objects transformed into symbols and stories, and representative of the people who have made and possessed them. Come explore some of those stories through examples from the collection now...   More >

 

 Registration recommend. Event free with museum admission. Register online

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | 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 >

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mandolin Showcase: A Night of Music at the Hearst Museum

Performing Arts - Music: Other Cal Archaeology | August 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

After an introductory history of the mandolin, “mad mandolinist" Patrick Fahey will exhibit the differing rich timbers of exquisite vintage mandolins from his collection. Patrick will then perform works in progress from his upcoming classical CD, and will be joined by Polish-born violinist Ela Pollack and bassist Alex Baum. Ela Pollack will play some selected pieces by Ysaye and Bach; Patrick...   More >

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

ARF Organizational Meeting

Meeting: ARF Brownbag | August 30 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

The initial coordination meeting for ARF community

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Miniature Worlds: Model Dioramas in American Anthropology

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | August 31 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Ira Jacknis

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

The two decades around 1900 were a critical time for the development of museum anthropology in America. Along with burgeoning collections came innovative modes of public display such as the life-group dioramas of costumed mannequins and the miniature dioramas of ethnographic villages and archaeological sites. During this period both genres made the transition from international expositions to...   More >

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Opening reception for two new exhibitions: "The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco" and "Sketching 'Fiddler': Set Designs by Mentor Huebner"

Reception: Other Cal Archaeology | September 5 | 5-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life cordially invites you to an opening reception for its two new exhibition
"The Invisible Museum: History & Memory of Morocco" and "Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner".

OPENING REMARKS
George Breslauer, Faculty Director, The Magnes

HISTORY & MEMORY OF MOROCCO
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator, The Magnes
Emily Gottreich, Chair, Center...   More >

 

  RSVP online by September 1.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Research Computing in Support of Archaeological Investigations at UC Berkeley

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, University of California, Berkeley Archaeological Research Facility; Chris Hoffman, University of California, Berkeley Research IT; Aaron Culich, University of California, Berkeley Research IT

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk presents overview of changes in research support and several examples that demonstrate how research computing technologies are being applied to archaeological research on campus.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Turning big corpora into big data – Digital Humanities at scale

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | September 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 200C Warren Hall

 Adam Anderson, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities

 Social Sciences Data Lab

Adam Anderson, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley, has spent his career scanning texts in order to draw upon secondary literature in archaeology and computational linguistics. He'll describe the OCR project he is working on (described in this article), as well as how he intends to utilize the generated data: "My plan is to use a combination of analytical tools,...   More >

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

AIA Lecture - Beads, trade, and the emergence of complexity in ancient Southeast Asia

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | September 12 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Alison Carter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 AIA, San Francisco Society, Institute of East Asian Studies, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

Around 500 BC people in South Asia (primarily India and Sri Lanka) began interacting with people in Southeast Asia. Some of the earliest indicators of this contact are stone and glass beads that were imported from South Asia and widely traded across Southeast Asia. These beads were important symbols of prestige and power. In this presentation I discuss my study of beads from 12 archaeological...   More >

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

On the Move: Archaeologies of Human Mobility and Migration

Seminar: Other Cal Archaeology | September 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This one-day public symposium brings archaeologists from Munich and Berkeley together to explore new horizons in mobility and migration practices in past societies. Abstracts can be read at this link. The Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich-UC Berkeley Research in the Humanities Program are co-sponsors of this event.

Landscapes of Heritage at the Blackfeet Boarding School, Montana

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 William A. White III, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

For centuries, the Blackfeet people of northern Montana crafted a cultural landscape that served as the backdrop against which life was lived. By the nineteenth century, Blackfeet ways and landscapes had changed but fragments of their past remained. The boarding school system of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was designed by the United States government as a formal program to...   More >

Thursday, September 14, 2017

GeoLunch: Drones and Multi-ray Photogrammetry

Seminar: Other Cal Archaeology | September 14 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Angad Singh, Pix4D

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Geospatial Innovation Facility

The GIF and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) host a weekly Geolunch seminar series offering interesting talks, group discussion, and show-and-tells all involving geospatial theory, research, and application. Geolunch is open to everyone.

Subscribe to our email list to receive announcements about our workshops, geolunch presentations, and other events and topics of interest to the...   More >

Saturday, September 16, 2017

FAMILY PROGRAM: California Natives: Plants and People

Miscellaneous: Other Cal Archaeology | September 16 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Bring the whole family on a guided walk with the Botanical Garden's Education Director through the California collection on our "Indian Trail." At each plant stop, we'll examine (and sometimes try!) replicas of Indian artifacts as we discover the plant knowledge, customs, and skills of California’s earliest peoples. we'll make a cattail cordage bracelet to take home.

 $15 Adult, $12 Child, $10 Member Adult, $8 Member Child (must have Family Membership level or above)

  Register online or by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Everybody Poops: Using Fecal Stanols to Track Cahokia Region Population Change and Evaluate Ideas on Cahokia’s Decline

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 AJ White, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Fecal stanols provide a proxy of population change by identifying variations in the amount of trace human waste products retained in sediment. We used fecal stanol data from Horseshoe Lake, Illinois, as a population proxy to evaluate the role of flooding, droughts, and environmental degradation in Cahokia’s demographic decline. We find that both Mississippi River flooding and warm season droughts...   More >

AHMA Noon Colloquium - "Cancel the Debts! Redistribute the Land!" The History and Significance of Agitation for Socio-Economic Change in the Ancient Greek World

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | September 20 | 12 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Emily Mackil, UC Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.

Materializing Temporalities: Coloquio Internacional

Conference/Symposium: Other Cal Archaeology | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lisa M. Johnson, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology; Rosemary A. Joyce, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Roundtable event featuring two talks:
"From One Moment to the Next: Multiple Temporalities at Chak Sutz' House (Group IV, Palenque)"

"Structured Deposition and Ritual Practice: A Case Study from the Ulua Valley, Honduras"

Respondent: Francisca Zalaquett Rock (Centro de Estudios Mayas, UNAM)

Egyptological Afternoon: Papers in Egyptian Studies

Conference/Symposium: Other Cal Archaeology | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Alexander Schütze, Munich University; Mélanie Flossmann-Schȕtze, Munich University; Andrzej Niwinski, Warsaw University

 Near Eastern Studies

1) Statues, Stelae and Private Legal Documents: The Agency of Things in the Petition of Peteese (P. Rylands 9)
2) The Ptolemaic settlement of the Ibiotapheion at Tuna el-Gebel. Current research of the Joint Mission of Cairo and Munich Universities
3) The development of the iconographic repertoire of the 21st Dynasty coffins as new criterion for dating

Egyptological Afternoon

Conference/Symposium: Other Cal Archaeology | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Alexander Schütze, University of Munich; Melanie Flossmann-Schȕtze, University of Munich; Andrzej Niwinski, University of Warsaw

 Near Eastern Studies

5:00 Alexander Schütze (Munich University) Statues, Stelae and Private Legal Documents: The Agency of Things in the Petition of Peteese (P. Rylands 9)

P. Rylands 9 contains the lengthy petition of a scribe of the temple of Amun at el-Hibe dating to the early reign of Dareios I. The papyrus is considered as an important source for the history, administration and society of Late Period Egypt. In...   More >

Thursday, September 21, 2017

GeoLunch: Using Collector to Create an Asset Database

Seminar: Other Cal Archaeology | September 21 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Charlotte Smith, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Geospatial Innovation Facility

The GIF and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) host a weekly Geolunch seminar series offering interesting talks, group discussion, and show-and-tells all involving geospatial theory, research, and application. Geolunch is open to everyone.

Subscribe to our email list to receive announcements about our workshops, geolunch presentations, and other events and topics of interest to the...   More >

History Graduate Association Annual Lecture with Sven Beckert | Empire of Cotton: The Global Origins of Capitalism

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | September 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History, Harvard University

 Department of History, History Graduate Association (HGA)

Sven Beckert is Laird Bell Professor of History at Harvard University. Beckert’s research and teaching center on the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, with a particular emphasis on the history of capitalism, including its economic, social, political and transnational dimensions. He recently published "Empire of Cotton: A Global History," the first global history of the...   More >

The Materialization of Time and Space in Teotihuacan: Rites of Reconstitution of the Universe in the Pyramid of the Moon

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | September 21 | 5:30 p.m. |  International House

 Leonardo Lopez Lujan, Proyecto Templo Mayor, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e HIstoria, Mexico

 Archaeological Research Facility, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Racializing Assemblages and History Making: Why the Black Regulars of Fort Davis’ Past is Told the Way it is…

Lecture: ARF Brownbag | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Laurie Wilkie, Department Chair and Professor, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Racializing assemblages are those sets of practices and policies employed by governments, institutions, and society to enforce and naturalize racial inequalities. In the summer of 2017, using Stahl research funds, I was able to spend 10 days in the National Archives investigating documentary traces left by the black regulars of Fort Davis. The experience left me thinking broadly about the ways...   More >

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Question of Tartar Textiles: Dante, Cangrande I della Scala, and the Vatican Archive

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | October 2 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mariachiara Gasparini, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University

 UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, The Program for the Study of Italy, IES

The Chinese-Islamic cultural encounter in Central Asia found its maximum expression with the Pax Mongolica in territories that, although vast in area, became similar in aesthetic culture, and brought into existence a unique “dress code” among various social classes from China to Italy. Similarly to the Tang, in the thirteenth century, the Mongols established their domain with a multicultural...   More >

St. Nikolai textile

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Towards a Sustainable Archaeology Praxis: Lesson from St. Croix, USVI

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Justin Dunnavant, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Archaeological Research Facility

The relationship between archaeologists and stakeholder communities has become a topic of introspection for researchers within the field. Throughout the years, communities have become increasingly involved in the various phases of research design, interpretation, and knowledge dissemination. Building upon these discussions, archaeologists and heritage professionals in St. Croix, USVI are...   More >

Violent Passions: Polygamy and Power in Early America

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Sarah Pearsall, University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World, University of Cambridge

 Department of History

Sarah Pearsall is University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World at Cambridge University. Her scholarship probes the intersections of gender, households, and sexuality with the development, maintenance, and end of colonies in a North Atlantic world. Her articles have appeared in Gender & History, the William & Mary Quarterly, the American Historical Review, and...   More >

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Introduction to Maptek Laser Scanning

Workshop: ARF Special & Workshops | October 10 | 12:10-3 p.m. | plaza Wurster Hall

 Archaeological Research Facility

We'll meet at the Archaeological Research Facility and return to the field survey locations to create a terrestrial laser scan using the the Maptek I-Site 4400LR instrument. In the afternoon we will meet 1-4 pm in the LAEP computer lab

 

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Register online

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Returning The Gift: A Case for Andean Reciprocity as a Foundation of Archaeological Research Design

Lecture: ARF Brownbag | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Kat Huggins, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation outlines first the benefits of Mauss’ proposition of total social phenomenon, but goes on to critique and reject the widespread use of Mauss’ model in the Andean region

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I Dig Benicia!: An Official California Archaeology Month Event

Special Event: ARF Special & Workshops: Other Cal Archaeology | October 14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns

 2060 Camel Road, Benicia, CA 94510

 Archaeological Research Facility, Benicia Historical Museum, Benicia Historical Society

Learn about archaeology and Benicia's rich history as you try your hand at excavating artifacts, making Native American art, reconstructing old pots, Mexican corn grinding, making clay pots, and more! You will dig it!

Archaeology students and affiliates of the ARF are welcome to volunteer for this event!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Destroying a Museum Archive: Sex, Racism, Image, and Contemporary Archeology

Colloquium: Other Cal Archaeology | October 16 | 2-4 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall

 Doug Bailey, San Francisco State University, Department of Anthropology

 Department of Anthropology

What happens when people attempt to
discard and destroy a museum archive
that contains many thousands of visual
and material objects? In this workshop,
we discuss the politics, potential,
and violence of archive objects
specifically a cache of over 1200, 35-
mm transparencies from the mid-late
20th century. What lives do they live?
Are they passive and neutral objects
resting peacefully...   More >

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Biological Kinship Variation at Campovalano and Alfedena, Iron Age, Central Italy

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Evan Muzzall, University of California, Berkeley D-Lab

 Archaeological Research Facility

Biological distance analysis (“biodistance”) is a powerful tool in the bioarchaeologist’s toolkit. Although burial organization does not mirror social organization, it can help us better understand how past humans structured death and in part society via systematic patterns in burial location. This presentation discusses biodistance analyses of cranial and dental metric and dental morphological...   More >

Honoring Goddesses in a Family of Ancient Egyptian Tomb Workers: the case for Anuket and Hathor

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Deanna Kiser-Go, Graduate Student Affairs Officer, Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

 Near Eastern Studies

The Foreman Neferhotep and his immediate descendants held positions of influence in the Deir el-Medina workman’s community during the 19th Dynasty (c. 1307-1196 BCE). During their careers they oversaw the process of cutting and decorating the nearby royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, but when it came time to design their own tombs their personal choices are apparent. This paper addresses how...   More >

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Close Up: Exploring Workshop Practices in Roman-Egyptian Portraits

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | October 19 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Jane Williams, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Roman period mummy portraits are considered to be ancient antecedents of modern portraiture. However, the techniques and materials used in their manufacture are not thoroughly understood. The Phoebe Hearst Museum's collections from the site of Tebtunis, Egypt include one of the largest assemblages of mummy portraits to remain intact since their excavation, and form a remarkable resource for...   More >

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Mortuary Culture and Ethnic Politics in Eleventh-Century Northeast Asia

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicolas Tackett, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley Department of History

 Archaeological Research Facility

Due to an abundance of surviving textual sources, historians of
China's Song Dynasty (960-1279) have made relatively little use of the
archaeological record. In this talk, I will introduce a database I
have compiled of eleventh-century tombs excavated in a broad region
that spans the historical boundary between the Song state and its
northern neighbor, the Eurasian steppe-based Liao Empire....   More >

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Indigenous Engineering and Aesthetics in Colonial Mexico City

Lecture: ARF Special & Workshops | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Enrique Rodriguez-Alegria, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Texas Austin

 Archaeological Research Facility

Archaeological data from Mexico City show that many pre-conquest engineering techniques were used to build the colonial city, allowing us to see the role of indigenous engineering, architecture, and technology in building the capital of New Spain.

Constructed Ethnicities in Ancient Italy

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | October 26 | 6-9 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Erich Gruen, Mario Del Chiaro Center for Ancient Italian Center

 Del Chiaro Center

Annual Del Chiaro Lecture on a Roman Topic

Friday, October 27, 2017

Heritage and Community in Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium: Other Cal Archaeology | October 27 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This two-day conference focuses on the relationship between heritage and community in the following ways: the impact of top-down heritage projects on the residents who live and work in and around the project sites; the sociopolitical process of creating heritage projects that involves different actors with competing values and unbalanced power positions; and using heritage project as a strategy of...   More >

 Open to the public

中繼住宅共餐與露天電影院

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Hidden Treasures: An Evening Exploring the Egyptian Collection at the Hearst Museum

Tour/Open House: Other Cal Archaeology | October 28 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt

We invite you to explore one of the world's most outstanding ancient Egyptian collections at this fundraiser benefitting the Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Experience rarely exhibited Egyptian objects up close and personal, with special tours offered to see masterpieces in the Museum's behind-the-scenes storage...   More >

 $60 Admission, $180 General Admission & Collections Tour

  Buy tickets online

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Some Assembly Required: Using pXRF to Reconstruct the Production History of a Proto-Corinthian Helmet

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Jesse Obert, University of California, Berkeley Department of History

 Archaeological Research Facility

This paper will present new conclusions about the development of ancient Greek military equipment and a deeper understanding of ancient Mediterranean metalsmithing. In the summer of 2017, I studied a Proto-Corinthian helmet at the Hearst Museum, object 8-4597, with an X-Ray Florescence (pXRF) spectrometer. Although ancient historians and classical archaeologists often cite object 8-4597, very...   More >

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Mongols and the Changing Patterns of Indian Ocean Connections

Lecture | November 3 | 5-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Tansen Sen, NYU Shanghai

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Institute for South Asia Studies

In the thirteenth century, the expansion of Mongol forces under Genghis Khan and his descendants resulted in the formation of a vast Eurasian empire stretching from the Korean peninsula to central Europe. Despite the eventual fragmentation of this Mongol empire into four contending khanates, the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries witnessed unprecedented interactions between polities and...   More >

Monday, November 6, 2017

Food, Agriculture and Human Impacts on the Environment: Japan, Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium | November 6 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute, Department of Anthropology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

The goal of this workshop is to link local and regional case studies of food, agriculture, and human-environmental interaction with the broader discussion of global environmental issues and long-term sustainability. Special emphasis is on case studies from Japan, East Asia and the North Pacific Rim.

Chasing the Shadows of the Past in Late Ottoman Argos

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | November 6 | 8-9 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Jonathan M. Hall, University of Chicago

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

If there is one sentiment that is common to nearly all the accounts written by European travelers to the Peloponnesian town of Argos during the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, it is one of profound disappointment and shock at the lack of visible remains of a city whose fame had been so lauded in antiquity. Inevitably, perhaps, imagination filled the void that autopsy was unable to...   More >

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Food, Agriculture and Human Impacts on the Environment: Japan, Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium | November 7 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute, Department of Anthropology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

The goal of this workshop is to link local and regional case studies of food, agriculture, and human-environmental interaction with the broader discussion of global environmental issues and long-term sustainability. Special emphasis is on case studies from Japan, East Asia and the North Pacific Rim.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Overlapping Forms: Linking Material Culture and Environmental Knowledge

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | November 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Daniel Niles, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is part of a brown bag lecture series.

Launch Pad: Undergraduate Student Talks about the Research Process in Arts and Humanities

Presentation: Other Cal Archaeology | November 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor

 Library

Students discuss the initial process of starting a research project, introducing methodological approaches and resources while inviting other students to share their insight as well. This months featured students are Jacob Bjorseth and Gabriella Wellons.

 Must have a UCB ID for entrance.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Share Your Scholarship: Humanities Commons

Workshop: Other Cal Archaeology | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Stacy Reardon

 Library

Humanities Commons, a new platform developed by the MLA and other humanities organizations, offers a professional alternative to for-profit academic networking sites like Academia.edu. In this workshop, we'll learn how to make your research available online, develop an academic portfolio, and connect with colleagues at other universities using Humanities Commons.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Life and Labor in the Industrial Frontier: Archaeology of the Samuel Adams Limekilns, Santa Cruz, California

Lecture: ARF Brownbag: Other Cal Archaeology | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 David Hyde, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Beginning in the 1850s a lime extraction and processing industry took root in Santa Cruz County, California, supplying the American West Coast with a critical construction and manufacturing material. Over the subsequent 70 years, the industry shifted from being comprised of number of independently owned and operated operations to being monopolized by a single regional conglomerate. Throughout...   More >

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Native Claims Across Nations: Indigenous Land Ownership in Mexican and U.S. California, 1840-1860

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Julia Lewandoski, doctoral candidate, History, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

The vast majority of indigenous Californians never received land promised to them after Mexico secularized California's missions in 1834. Drawing mainly from land case files in The Bancroft Library, Julia Lewandoski will trace the stories of those who did receive grants from Mexico in the 1840s. These communities used legal systems to gain and keep land after California became a U.S. state in 1850.

Phoebe's Cast Collection: Two Millennia of Copies and Replicas at the Hearst Museum

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | November 16 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This talk will provide an introduction to UC Berkeley's collection of nearly 300 casts of Greek and Roman sculptures from the Classical period - examining both how these plaster copies were made from original sculptures in Europe, and how they travelled to California at the turn of the 20th century. This will be contextualized within a larger discussion of the copying tradition, starting in the...   More >

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hail Paths and Springs: An Ontological Study of Indigenous Engagements in the Lake Titicaca Basin

Lecture: ARF Brownbag | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Christine Hastorf, Director, Archaeological Research Facility, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Jewell Soriano

 Archaeological Research Facility

This project is gathering ethnographic information of how contemporary dwellers talk about, engage with, and conceive of their landscape.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

AIA Joukowsky Lecture - The Late Bronze Age Eruption of Thera (Santorini)

Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | February 11 | 2 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Floyd McCoy, University of Hawaii

 AIA, San Francisco Society

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Scalar for Multimedia Digital Projects

Workshop: Other Cal Archaeology | February 21 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

 Stacy Reardon, Library

 Library

Scalar is a web platform designed especially for multimedia digital projects and for multimedia academic texts. Choose it to develop born digital projects and books, or as a companion site for traditional scholarship. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll learn how to create a Scalar project, create pages and media, add metadata and annotations, and define paths.

Exhibits at UCB

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia: Other Cal Archaeology | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

A Country Called Syria

Exhibit - Multimedia: Exhibits at UCB | May 12 – August 31, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Journey through A Country Called Syria, a traveling collection that brings to life the history and heritage of Syrian culture. This unique exhibition allows its viewers to explore Syria from its ancient beginnings to the present civil war.

New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents
an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The
exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces
carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and
Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the...   More >

Jun Kamata: Photographs of Native American Communities

Exhibit - Photography: Exhibits at UCB | May 30 – August 15, 2017 every day | 30 Stephens Hall

 Ethnic Studies Library

Displayed are 25 black and white photographs taken by Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo. Besides numerous articles about American and Japanese social issues, he has published eight books and two photography books in Japan. He holds a B.A. in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in American Indian Studies, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA.

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia: Exhibits at UCB | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >