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Coloring the Conservation Conversation
Jun. 7, 2022

Author J. Drew Lanham discusses what it means to embrace the full breadth of his African American heritage and his deep kinship to nature and adoration of birds. The convergence of ornithologist, college professor, poet, author, and conservation activist blend to bring our awareness of the natural world and our...

 

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Lecture
Ordering the Myriad Things: From Traditional Knowledge to Scientific Botany in China
Feb. 17, 2022

In his new book, Ordering the Myriad Things, Nicholas K. Menzies, research fellow in The Huntington's Center for East Asian Garden Studies, examines how traditional knowledge of plants in China gave way to scientific botany between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. This talk focuses especially on images...

 
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Blasting into Space: The Poetics of Faith and Astronomy in 17th-Century England
Feb. 16, 2022

In this lecture, Wendy Wall, Professor of the Humanities at Northwestern University, describes how 17th-century woman Hester Pulter, while sick and confined to her bedroom after giving birth to her 15th child, sought solace in an unusual way: she wrote poems about taking off into space to explore planets in the...

 
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Conference
Joycean Cartographies: Navigating a New Century of “Ulysses”
Feb. 3, 2022

Celebrate the publication centennial of James Joyce's Ulysses in a two-day conference at The Huntington. 

Joyce's Ulysses uses Dublin as map as well as palimpsest upon which to inscribe his vision of worlds past and present. This conference will explore approaches to literary study that...

 
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Conference
Joycean Cartographies: Navigating a New Century of “Ulysses”- "Language of Flowers" Guided Walk
Feb. 3, 2022

This video is part of the proceedings of the "Joycean Cartographies: Navigating a New Century of Ulysses" conference, which took place at The Huntington to mark the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses in February 2022.

This conference is co-hosted by the President's office and by...

 
Evan Vidar
Conference
Joycean Cartographies: Navigating a New Century of “Ulysses”- Performance of song cycle set to James Joyce's Pomes Penyeach, composed by Evan Vidar
Feb. 3, 2022

This video is part of the proceedings of the "Joycean Cartographies: Navigating a New Century of Ulysses" conference, which took place at The Huntington to mark the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses in February 2022.

This conference is co-hosted by the President's office and by...

 
Ato Quayson
Lecture
Spatial Theory in "Ulysses" and Post-Colonial Literature
Feb. 2, 2022

The Ridge Lecture in Literature featuring Ato Quayson
Ato Quayson, the Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of English at Stanford, discusses James Joyce’s use of physical space in Ulysses. Joyce's Ulysses situates Leopold Bloom's...

 
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Building the Oldest Japanese House in California
Jan. 27, 2022

A 322-year-old house from Marugame, Japan is being added to the Japanese Garden. This well-preserved structure is an exquisite example of a working magistrate's residence that once served as the center of village life and home to generations of the same family.

 
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Lecture
Reading Fragmentary Traces of the Writer’s Hand: Tekagami
Jan. 20, 2022

Edward Kamens, professor of Japanese Studies at Yale University, considers the aesthetics of viewing and reading early modern Japanese calligraphy albums—tekagami—in which fragmentary samples of writing by notable writers are brought together for appreciation and display. Focus will be placed on the content of a...

 
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YOU ARE HERE: A Multilingual Map of the Greater Los Angeles Area
Dec. 16, 2021

Sandy Rodriguez’s YOU ARE HERE / Tovaangar / El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula / Los Angeles is a multilingual map of the greater Los Angeles area, representing the topography, language, flora, fauna, and land stewardship in the region over time and illustrating the...

 
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Lecture
Drinking and Scribbling in the Garden: Xu Wei's Wild Cursive Calligraphy
Nov. 18, 2021

Peter Sturman, professor of art history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, discusses the artistic polymath Xu Wei (1521–1593) and his uninhibited style of calligraphy, known as kuangcao, or "wild cursive." Sturman introduces Xu's calligraphy—particularly, three scrolls that Xu wrote in an...

 
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Kehinde Wiley: “A Portrait of a Young Gentleman” Artist Remarks
Nov. 2, 2021

The Huntington celebrated American artist Kehinde Wiley with a reception in honor of his painting A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, commissioned by The Huntington as a contemporary response to Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy.

 
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Reading the Lotus: A Garden of Words
Nov. 1, 2021

Wang Shixiang 王世襄 was 93 years old when he created the inscription “Love for the Lotus Pavilion” for The Huntington. The original handscroll is currently on view as part of the exhibition “A Garden of Words: The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan.”