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Manzanar Garden
Japanese Gardens of Manzanar: Past, Present, and Future
May. 24, 2016

Jeffery Burton, archaeologist at the Manzanar National Historic Site, examines traces of the gardens, which were lost and abandoned when the site was closed.

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Colonial Dreams: A French Botanist’s Encounter with Africa in the 1750s
Jan. 28, 2017

Mary Terrall, professor of the history of science at UCLA, discusses French botanist Michel Adanson, who spent almost five years in Senegal in the 1750s. Terrall reconstructs Adanson's sojourn in a French trading post, where he studied African natural history with the help of local residents.

Gravitational wave
From the Big Bang to Black Holes and Gravitational Waves
Mar. 11, 2016

Kip Thorne, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, describes the ideas underlying general relativity and the amazing discoveries about warped spacetime that have been made in the past 100 years.

Let the People Rule
Let the People Rule
May. 25, 2016

Geoffrey Cowan, president of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, discusses his book "Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary."

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LISTEN>> Japanese Tea Ceremony
Jun. 3, 2016

Visiting journalist Corinne DeWitt heads to the Seifu-an tea house in the Japanese Garden, where Robert Hori, gardens cultural curator, performs a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and discusses the intricacies of this venerable art form.

Guoliang Wang
Explorations in the History of the Rose in China
Jun. 9, 2016

Guoliang Wang, the author of "Old Roses of China," surveys the development of the rose in China, from the Song dynasty (960–1279) to the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) and beyond. Wang is a professor of horticulture with the Jiangsu Provincial Commission of Agriculture and a lecturer at both Nanjing University and...

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LISTEN>> Caring for a Collection
Sep. 1, 2016

In this LISTEN>> segment, visiting journalist Corinne DeWitt meets up with book conservator Kristi Westberg to learn a bit about what goes into caring for The Huntington's history of science collections.

William Ellis
The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire
Sep. 20, 2016

Karl Jacoby, professor of history at Columbia University, uses the story of the remarkable Gilded Age border crosser William Ellis to discuss the shifting relationship between the United States and Mexico in the late 19th century. This talk is part of the Billington Lecture series at The Huntington

Complete streets
The Complete Street: Wrongs and Rights of Way
Sep. 21, 2016

The Los Angeles Region Planning History Group presents a symposium examining the Complete Streets movement. Speakers discuss how urban planners are exploring ways to recapture the public rights of way for pedestrians, bicycles, and public transit.

Ben Jonson
Ben Jonson, 1616–2016
Sep. 26, 2016

To mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the landmark folio "The Works of Ben Jonson," experts in the field explore the English dramatist's impact in his own time and his reputation down to the present.

Belles Lettres
Physics and Belles Lettres
Sep. 27, 2016

Landscape architect Edmund Hollander, author of "The Good Garden," discusses how the design process for a residential landscape is informed by the interaction of natural site ecology, architectural ecology, and human ecology.

Edmund White
Becoming Gay in the 1960s: Reading “A Single Man”
Oct. 7, 2016

Novelist Edmund White (A Boy's Own Story) discusses the lasting impression that Christopher Isherwood's groundbreaking novel "A Single Man" had on him as a young author assembling his gay identity in the pre-Stonewall era.



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