Other Cal Archaeology
Spring 2018 Del Chiaro Lecture: Characteristically Etruscan Italic And Etruscan Bronze Production In Context
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | March 15 | 5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Greg Warden, President and Professor of Archaeology, Franklin University, Switzerland
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | March 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall
About this Lounge Lecture:
In 1919, a year before the word robot was coined, Sigmund Freud published an influential essay, Das Unheimliche, later translated into English as The Uncanny. The essay and the concept of the Uncanny are familiar to literary theorists and art historians, who have charted its the literary and theatrical origins of the concept through works by ETA Hoffman, Mary... More >
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | March 20 | 4 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Kent Rigsby, Duke University
The AHMA Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented in the afternoon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall. It is hosted and organized by graduate students from the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology Graduate Group.
Seminar: Other Cal Archaeology | April 5 | 3 p.m. | 479 Bancroft Library
Brian McGing, Regius Professor of Greek, Trinity College Dublin
The 2nd century AD Greek historian, Appian of Alexandria, is usually thought of as above all, an ardent admirer of Rome (Oxford Classical Dictionary). Although he says admiring things about the overall Roman imperial achievement, Appian is at times fiercely critical of Roman behavior in his coverage of Romes conquests during the Republican period. Some of this he may get from his... More >
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | April 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Ashley Miller, Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
In July of 2011, King Mohammed VI of Morocco (r.1999-present) endorsed a constitutional referendum that acknowledged his countrys plural identities and histories in an unprecedented way, describing a Moroccan national identity forged through the convergence of its Arab-Islamic, Amazigh, and Saharan-Hassanic components, nourished and enriched by its African, Andalusian, Hebraic, and... More >
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Gil Breger, PhD Candidate (Cuneiform Studies), Department of Near Eastern Studies, UCB
Astronomers in Mesopotamia used a group of stars, called ziqpu, in order to indicate and measure time at night. How exactly this was accomplished is unknown. Were they directly observed in the night sky as part of this time-telling practice, or did they belong to some kind of theoretical scheme that allowed astronomers to describe time? The talk will explore the evidence for both these... More >
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | April 16 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
What is the problem with Jewish museums? Whereas there were only two major Jewish museums in the United States before the Second World War, there has been a proliferation of Jewish museums and Holocaust museums since. What stories do they tell? Who are they for? And, is there something about the American Jewish experience that distinguishes Jewish museums from those devoted to the history of... More >
Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul featuring Marilyn Strathern: Souls in Other Selves, and the Immortality of the Body
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | April 17 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Marilyn Strathern will present the Foerster lecture on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 titled "Souls in Other Selves, and the Immortality of the Body." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | April 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Latimer Hall, 120 Latimer Hall | Note change in location
Dr. Paul Koudounaris
For over a decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has traveled the world documenting the display of human remains in religious practice. From the earliest Christian charnel houses to mummy festivals in modern day Indonesia, he found that the taboo we commonly associate with the dead body was anything but universal. In many cultures throughout history and many presently, a literal memento mori--a reminder... More >
Colloquium: Other Cal Archaeology | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley
Pheng Cheah, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
In his new book, Tackett proposes that the Northern Song Dynasty (9601127) witnessed both the maturation of an East Asian inter-state system and the emergence of a new worldview and sense of Chinese identity among educated elites. These developments together had sweeping repercussions for the course of Chinese history, while also demonstrating that there has existed in world history a viable... More >
Conference/Symposium: Other Cal Archaeology | April 21 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Parker, Grant, Ph.D., Stanford University
9:30am Donuts and Coffee
10:00am Keynote Speaker: Grant Parker
10:30am Presentations and Papers
1:00pm Light Mediterranean Lunch
UC Berkeley is easily accessible via BART. For parking information, please see this website.
Parker, Grant, Ph.D. Prof Classics, Stanford University.
"What's the Use of Monuments?"
Other Speakers and Paper Titles:... More >
$40.00 Non-Members, $30.00 Members, $15.00 Students
Performing Arts - Dance: Other Cal Archaeology | April 21 | 2-2:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall | Note change in time
De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association
Based in Oakland and dedicated to preserving Afro-Peruvian traditions from the coastal region of Peru, the group will perform Son de los Diablos, a street masquerade that originated in colonial Lima with parades through Afro-Peruvian neighborhoods during carnival time. Dancers will wear masks made in Peru by Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, and locally by Edmund Badeaux (Chaskinakuy Andean music... More >
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium, International House
William Dietrich, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley
William Dietrich joined the Berkeley faculty in 1982, after studying at Occidental College and the University of Washington. His work focuses on understanding the processes that drive landscape evolution, including: rainfall runoff, soil production and transport, landsliding, river incision into bedrock, and floodplain formation. He is currently director of the Eel River Critical Zone... More >
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Carol Redmount, University of California, Berkeley
The AHMA Colloquium is a series of informal papers that typically hosts a mixture of visiting scholars and Berkeley faculty.
Performing Arts - Dance: Other Cal Archaeology | April 28 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall
Māori Mo Ake Tonu
A cultural presentation featuring Māori performing arts through live song and dance by San Francisco Bay Area kapa haka group, Māori Mo Ake Tonu. The Māori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). The performance will include elements of waiata (songs), waiata-a-ringa (story telling dances), poi and haka. The numbers for the performance are inspired by the taonga... More >
Workshop: Other Cal Archaeology | May 26 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall
Learn about the art of ancient mesoamerican instrument making, cosmology, music, and culture. Make your own ocarina, flute, or shaker. Ocarinas are traditional clay flutes which have been made and played for thousands of years. This workshop will be led by Ernesto Olmos, a Oaxacan artist who specializes in traditional ceramic arts. Participation fee includes clay, tools and firing of the finished... More >
Workshop: Other Cal Archaeology | June 10 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come learn all about traditional Japanese woodworking. Through understanding a variety of tools and their use in making joinery, you will leave with knowledge of creating beautiful wood to wood connections with no glues or fasteners! Instructor Jay Van Arsdale will bring tools and joinery samples, and after a morning or demonstration students will be able to try their hand at using them.
$75, $65 members
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | July 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber | Note change in date
About this lecture -
This lecture explores representations of faces and figures in Javanese mythologies beginning from the Hindu-Buddhist Period (pre-16th century) to the Islamic and Modern Periods. The quintessence of Javanese character types that runs through the centuries follows the conventional concepts of refined and unrefined, expressed in the local terms as halus and kasar. These... More >
Seminar: Other Cal Archaeology | August 28 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM
Adam Carl, Scandinavian Department; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology
Tune in to The Graduates next Tuesday for an interview with Adam Carl from the Scandinavian Department at UC Berkeley. In the interview, Adam explains how he became interested in Scandinavian studies through his passion for Norse mythology.
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | August 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
This presentation will feature the first results from the Museums ongoing project to digitize its film collection, containing the largest research collection of footage on Native American cultures. The original American Indian Film Project was directed between 1960 and 1965 by Samuel A. Barrett, Cals first doctorate in anthropology (1908).
This program will present footage shot in Victoria... More >
Special Event: Other Cal Archaeology | September 5 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come learn about corn at this month's Discovery Station.
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Peter van Alfen, American Numismatic Society
This is the first of eight papers that will make up a lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The event is co-sponsored by the AHMA Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.
Conference/Symposium: Other Cal Archaeology | September 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center
A conference on the theme of Ancient Mediterranean Revolutions to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Archaeology.
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | September 11 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Dr. Yoshio Negita, Chief Senior Specialist for Cultural Properties, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology, Japan
Open Class Lecture (Anthro C125A/EALC C175)
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | September 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden | Note change in date
The term 'witness tree' was coined to describe trees that were used as boundary markers in the early days of the United States. Since that time the term has expanded to describe trees that were present at historical events. Some of the best known witness trees were standing in battle grounds during the Civil War.
Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty
Seminar: Other Cal Archaeology | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Note change in date and location
Samuel Truett, Associate Professor of History, University of New Mexico
As a historian who approaches the U.S. West and Mexican North primarily from the perspective of their shared borderlands, Professor Truett is interested in the crossingssocial, cultural, and environmentalthat have connected these two regions to the rest of the Americas and the world at large. Known best for his work in borderlands history, he also works actively in western U.S. history,... More >
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | September 28 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Monika Zin, University of Leipzig
At least 100 caves in Kucha contain (or once contained) murals depicting scenes connected with the Buddha's death. The paintings are typically located in the rear part of the caves, in corridors behind the Buddha in the main niche. The illustrations begin with the episodes from the Buddha's last journey and end with the first council in Rājagṛha. It is solely through comparative... More >
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | October 11 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Lester Gertrude Rowntree (1878-1978) was a pioneering California native plant botanist and horticulturalist who popularized the study, use, and protection of native flora through voluminous writings, lectures, and photographs. As testimonial to Lester's important role she was named life-long honorary president of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) upon its creation in 1965. However, the... More >
Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty
Whats New about New Materialism?: Black and Indigenous Scholars on Science, Technology and Materiality
Lecture: Other Cal Archaeology | October 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
As the New Materialisms discourse continues to gain traction across multiple fields of inquiry, we come together as scholars of Xicanx/Latinx Studies, Native American/Indigenous Studies and postcolonial African Studies to open up a space of dialogue on the subject.
Performing Arts - Theater: Other Cal Archaeology | October 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Golden Thread Fairytale Players present
Leilas Quest for Flight
at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology
written and directed by Torange Yeghiazarian
drawn from Palestinian folktales
When the optometrist shatters little Leilas dream of becoming a pilot, a menagerie of mythic birds gather to help her accomplish her goal.
30-minute performance is followed by 20-minute Q & A session with... More >
Workshop: Other Cal Archaeology | November 10 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date
Join in on this month's Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum! Learn about Moche culture and create rattles inspired by two thousand year old objects.This is a drop-in workshop for all ages. Bring the whole family for this activity included free with museum admission.
Find out more about events at the Hearst Museum by going to hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/events.
On Indian Ground: California. A Return to Indigenous Knowledge: Generating Hope, Leadership, and Sovereignty through Education
Colloquium: Other Cal Archaeology | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Nicole Lim, J.D., Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Joely Proudfit, Ph.D., Director California Indian Culture & Sovereignty Center Professor, American Indian Studies Department Chair and Professor, American Indian Studies, California State University San Marcos
Center for Native American Issues Research on, American Indian Graduate Program, Native American Student Development, Native American Studies, American Indian Graduate Student Association, Indigenous Language Revitalization DE, Graduate School of Education
Authors and Editors of On Indian Ground: California, Proudfit and Lim will discuss issues related to Native American education reform in California. They will address the impacts of genocide, colonization, racism and historical bias upon curriculum and student achievement. Additionally, they will present holistic indigenous perspectives that can be integrated into systems of education to foster... More >
Seminar: Other Cal Archaeology | May 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
David Reich, Harvard Medical School
Exhibits at UCB
Exhibit - Artifacts: Other Cal Archaeology | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts: Other Cal Archaeology | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museums founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.
The manuscripts are accompanied by a variety of ritual objects, original ketubbot (marriage contracts), and by... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts: Other Cal Archaeology | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
The Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairos Karaite community.
Exhibit - Multimedia: Other Cal Archaeology | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.
Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.
Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how... More >
Exhibit - Photography: Other Cal Archaeology | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of new Jews building a new homeland. Benor-Kalters photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.
After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of... More >