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April 2017

First California Symposium on Catalan Studies

April 24 - April 25

Of Books and Roses: First California Symposium on Catalan Studies “Of Books and Roses:  First California Symposium on Catalan Studies” grew from the idea of offering a point of reference on the west coast of the United States for scholars and students interested in Catalan Studies or related areas.  This year, we will hear presentations on urban cultures, on literary studies focused on exile and historical memory, studies on Catalan phonology and syntax and research on language on digital communications. …

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Lucrezia Borgia’s Self Representation

April 26 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

CMRS Roundtable How did noble women represent themselves through the objects they acquired, wore, and used to outfit their living quarters? In this roundtable, Professor Diane Ghirardo (Architecture, USC) addresses this question by examining Lucrezia Borgia’s jewelry, library, art and religious objects, and the decoration of her quarters in the Estense Castle and Palazzo di Corte in Ferrara. In addition she compares Lucrezia Borgia’s accoutrements with what is known of Isabella d’Este’s artifacts and residences. Advance registration not required. No…

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Book Talk: Muslims and the Making of America: A Conversation

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

There has never been an America without Muslims. Yet in our current political climate, there is ignorance and fear about Muslims. Join us for a conversation with Amir Hussain, a professor at LMU and expert on America’s Muslims. He will talk about his new book, Muslims and the Making of America, which discusses the contributions that American Muslims have made to what it means to be American. Dr. Amir Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, where…

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Book Presentation of What Are the Blind Men Dreaming? With Brazilian author Noemi Jaffe

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms Program (EPIC) OPEN HOUSE

April 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Annual Lois E. Matthews Lecture: “Locality and Quasi-Locality: Old and New Approaches to ‘Clause-mate’ Phenomena”

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization

April 28 - April 29

The early modern period (c. 1450-1750) witnessed a massive dislocation of people and artifacts as a result of migration, religious conflicts, expanding trade routes, missionary activities, slavery, and colonization. The confrontation between materiality and mobility that ensued gave rise to new, often unexpected, forms of creativity. Focusing on art — on making and engaging with it, on performance and self-representation – this conference foregrounds the critical creative and imaginative processes involved in making worlds. Organized by Bronwen Wilson (Department of…

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First Philosophy, Last Judgments: The Lear Real

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Core Program 2016–17 Entertaining the Idea: Shakespeare, Philosophy, Performance Conference 3: First Philosophy, Last Judgments: The Lear Real —a conference organized by Julia Reinhard Lupton, University of California, Irvine; Lowell Gallagher, University of California, Los Angeles; and James Kearney, University of California, Santa Barbara co-sponsored by UCLA Office of Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs UCLA Department of English UCI Shakespeare Center To entertain is to delight and amuse but also to receive guests and hence to court risk, from the…

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May 2017

Lost Souls: Photography of African Eunuchs & Female Servants in Qajar Iran

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A lecture in English by Pedram Khosronejad The focus of scholars of photography of Qajar Iran, remains fixed solely on photographic content, without any consideration of the materiality of photographic form. Recognizing photographs as material culture is a way to address such a blind spot, and suggests that any methodological use of them requires a more complex and subtle approach. Photographs of enslaved children, women and men in Iran during the Qajar period provide compelling and haunting documentation of individuals…

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MM McCabe | Parsing Vision

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Namwali Serpell – University of California, Berkeley – How to Read Faces

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Forum aims to promote scholarly dialogue and debate concerning the status and future of literary and cultural studies, with an emphasis on exploring and engaging new theoretical paradigms and critical perspectives in humanistic scholarship. The 2016-17 Kanner Forum will be organized around a broad theme, “How to Read…” As you know, reading has long held a privileged place in literary studies as a term of art for what literary scholars do. Along with associated terms like literacy and interpretation,…

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Fortune, Hazard, Risk: Thinking about Contingency in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture How do human beings think about, talk about and prepare for contingency? How do we think about futurity – events to come, good or ill? In this talk, CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Karla Mallette (Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan) looks to the Muslim-Christian borderlands of the medieval Mediterranean in search of the emergence of the modern concept of risk. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Italian. Advance registration not required. No…

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May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Melnitz Hall 1409 UCLA James Bridges Theater About the film: Originally from Bahia and considered today one of the most globalized musical movements in the world, Axé is a musical rhythm that carries in its essence a good part of all the musical and cultural syncretism of Bahia. The documentary brings together interviews and archive images outlining the birth of Axe. “Axé: Music of a People it’s a trip through Brazilian…

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For Love of the Dollar

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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5 Days of Kyogen Events

May 5 - May 10

The Yanai Initiative Japanese Performing Arts Program at UCLA & Waseda presents: 5 Days of Kyogen. For more information, please visit: www.alc.ucla.edu/kyogen

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2017 QScholars Undergraduate Research Symposium: Paint Yourself Whole Navigating Intersectionality in a Divided World

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

This year’s theme explores the intersectionalities within the LGBTQ+ community and how we navigate, embrace, and negotiate our wholeness in a divided world. Topics Include (but not limited to): intersectionality in queerness and gender identity with military, religion, ability Status, and other socio-cultural affiliations. Keynote Speaker: Josh Feldman Actor and Creator of “The Chances”   2017 Qscholars Undergraduate Research Symposium- FLYER   RSVP HERE

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Coins of the Realm: Money, Value, and Sovereignty in the Early Modern Atlantic

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

—a conference organized by Andrew Apter, University of California, Los Angeles The conference addresses key relationships between money-forms and political authority during major transitions in the British Atlantic economy associated with the Stuart Restoration, the financial revolution, the Board of Trade and Plantations, and the Royal African Company. Of central importance is the Great Recoinage of 1696, which attempted to restore England’s national currency by realigning the nominal values of coins with their material worth as gold and silver. While…

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California Medieval History Seminar

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The spring session of California Medieval History Seminar meets at the Huntington Library to discuss four pre-distributed research papers. Participants are expected to read the papers in advance and come prepared to discuss them. Speakers and paper topics are announced by e-mail. To be added to the announcement list contact us. Advance registration is required — write to cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu to register. These are the papers under discussion at this seminar: Norman Underwood (UC Berkeley) – “Let’s Be Professional: Clerical Discipline and…

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Lettering and Legibility in the Works of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564)

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CMRS Roundtable The illustrations in Andreas Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, first published in Basel in 1543, were revolutionary in their number, their quality, and in their integration with the text. In this talk, CMRS Associate Monique Kornell (Independent Scholar) looks at Vesalius’s concerns for the legibility of the identifying characters in the Fabrica illustrations and those for the Epitome of the same year and considers changes he made to the woodblocks for the corrected edition of the Fabrica of 1555. Advance registration not required. No…

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La Piel que Habito (2011): género, violencia y representación audiovisual

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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