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.
This course in conversational Modern Icelandic is being taught for the first time on the Berkeley campus in Fall 2015. Instructor Jackson Crawford will be offering the first part of the two-semester sequence in Fall and the second semester in Spring. This is a rare opportunity (unique inn the entire country) to study the language of the land of fire and ice set in the middle of the North Atlantic amid towering mountain crags and the aurora borealis. Icelandic is a very conservative language, preserving much of the character of Old Norse, while remaining very much the tongue of a unique nation participating fully in the modern world. The literature, both medieval and modern, is unbeatable.
During Fall Semester the course will be taught MWF from 9-10 in 6415 Dwinelle.