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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

SOLD OUT - Practical Garden Design for the Home Gardener

Lecture | April 11 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Spend the morning turning your garden dreams into a reality! Join horticulturist for the Garden's Australasian and California collections, Clare Al-Witri, for a perennial garden design workshop. Come with a garden design project in mind and receive advice on steps you can take to create the garden you desire.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member


Europe. America. Trump.

Lecture | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 John Peterson, University of Edinburgh

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies

The election of Donald Trump in 2016 sent shock waves across political classes globally and prompted debates about whether his ‘America first’ agenda threatened the liberal international order generally and the transatlantic alliance specifically. During his first year in office, Trump seemed determined to undermine the hallmarks of the international order: democracy, liberal economics and...   More >

Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Amanda Jo Goldstein: Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life

Lecture | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Today we do not expect poems to carry scientifically valid information — but this was not always the case. Sweet Science explores how Romantic poetry served as an important tool for scientific inquiry.

Telling Time by the Stars in Mesopotamia: Between Observational and Schematic Astronomy

Lecture | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Gil Breger, PhD Candidate (Cuneiform Studies), Department of Near Eastern Studies, UCB

 Near Eastern Studies

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 >

The Bureaucratization of Islam in Southeast Asia: Islamic Discourse in the Context of State Power

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Dominik Muller, Head of Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Drawing on debates in the anthropology of the state, Dr. Müller will empirically illustrate and theoretically explain “family resemblances” and differences of bureaucratized Islam in Southeast Asia, mainly drawing upon his own ethnographic work in Brunei and Singapore.

Dominik Muller

Wealth and Poverty of African states

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Morten Jerven, Chair of Africa and International Development, Edinburgh University

 Center for African Studies

Professor Jerven will speak on the topic, Wealth and Poverty of African states - on his forthcoming book on material change (growth, taxes, wages) in African states in the 20th century.

More details to follow.

Morten Jerven

What is "Populism"?: From Zombie Neoliberalism to Racial Nationalism in Global Right Organizing

Lecture | April 11 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Race and Gender, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

A talk by Lisa Duggan, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University

A Sacred Space is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism

Lecture | April 11 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Victoria Smolkin, Assistant Professor of History, Wesleyan University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Department of History

When the Bolsheviks set out to build a new world in the wake of the Russian Revolution, they expected religion to die off. Soviet power used a variety of tools — from education to propaganda to terror — to turn its vision of a Communist world without religion into reality. Yet even with its monopoly on ideology and power, the Soviet Communist Party never succeeded in overcoming religion and...   More >

Feminist Curatorial Practices: A roundtable convening

Lecture | April 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 3rd Floor

 Arts Research Center

Join the Arts Research Center and Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Phyllis C. Wattis Matrix Curator at BAMPFA for a roundtable conversation about Feminist Curatorial Practices.

ARCH Lecture: Chat Chuenrudeemol

Lecture | April 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, APR 11, 6:30pm. The Director of CHAT architects (a CED alumnus) will talk about the relationship between Bangkoks street vernacular and the citys built and theoretical designs, both of which are referred to as Bangkok Bastards. Open to the public!