Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Speakers Bureau Draft Talks

Meeting: ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies) | September 26 | 5-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Suite 510

 Professional Development for Educators

K-12 teachers and community college instructors provide suggestions and feedback to new members of the ORIAS Speakers Bureau.

 This event is only open to k-12 teachers and community college instructors.


  Registration opens August 19. Register online by September 20.

Friday, October 18, 2019

East Bay World History Reading Group: The Woman Who Turned Into a Jaguar, and Other Narratives of Native Women in Archives of Colonial Mexico by Lisa Sousa

Meeting: ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies) | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. |  ORIAS Office

 1995 University Ave Suite 520D, Berkeley, CA 94704

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.


  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Saturday, October 19, 2019

How to Read an Object: focus on Ancient Peru

Workshop: ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies) | October 19 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

  , Berkeley, CA

 Christine Hastorf, UC Berkeley, Anthropology

 ORIAS, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

What can physical artifacts teach us about past human interactions, activities, and beliefs? How can you teach your students to analyze and infer meanings from objects?

Teachers are invited to come explore a selection of museum objects associated with the ancient Andean region.

 free for teachers

  Register online

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Pine Needle Basketry with Judith Thomas

Workshop | November 3 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Judith Thomas, weaver and Waldorf handwork teacher will instruct students how to source materials and craft a pine needle basket. Learn how to work with pine needles to create a small coiled basket, using a needle and waxed linen to bind the bundles of needles together. A perfect activity for the fall. Pack a lunch to enjoy in the beautiful Garden setting during the break! All levels welcome.

 $85 / $75 Garden Members

 Registration opening soon.