In order to preserve the history and accomplishments of its distinguished faculty, the University of California Berkeley Emeriti Association (UCBEA) has begun making video recordings of interviews with individual emeriti.
Researchers use AI – and witchcraft folklore – to map the coronavirus conspiracy theories that have sprung up. Professor Timothy Tangherlini provides insight into the connection between conspiracy theories and folklore in this article in the Guardian.
In an article from USA Today, COVID conspiracy theories involving Bill Gates are compared to a with hunt.
The Department presents a new resource for undergraduate and graduate students: a list of recurring fellowships, grants, and scholarships. Find it under Resources > Fellowships and Grants, or click here.
The Birgit Baldwin Fellowship, administered by the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, has been awarded to our graduate student Ben Bigelow for the academic year 2015-16.His project is entitled, “The Life of the Soul: Vitalism and the Invisible in the Norwegian Fin de Siècle.” He will be living in Oslo for the year to conduct dissertation research on the relationship of popular-science discourses of the 1890s to the literary projects of Knut Hamsun, Arne Garborg, and Sigbjørn Obstfelder. Congratulations, Ben, on being the first UCB recipient of the Baldwin Fellowship!