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October 2017

Humanities Dialogues

October 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - June 1, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

Attention all Undergraduates, Staff and Faculty interested in languages, world cultures, and/or the Humanities: You are invited to participate in a series of meetings, where you will discover how words/concepts essential to the human experience across cultures have acquired different meanings in different languages due to specific historical, social, political, and cultural contexts. These dialogues will culminate in a final Symposium where participants will compete for prizes, including a $300 award for the 1st Place Final Presentation! Meetings will take place…

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April 2018

6th Annual UCLA Latin American and Iberian Film Festival

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - May 1 @ 12:00 am


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Persian and Greek Participation in the Making of China’s First Empire

April 22 @ 2:00 pm

Terra-cotta warriors, bronze chariots and horses are among the iconic artifacts associated with China’s first imperial dynasty, the Qin (221 206 BCE). Chinese archaeologist Duan Qinbo shares new evidence that suggests the material culture and social governance of the Qin may not be solely indigenous Chinese, but may also have come to China along Central Asian trade routes.

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The Frankfurt School, Authoritarianism, Fundamentalism and Cosmetics: From 1920s Germany to Contemporary Middle East

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Janet Afary (UC Santa Barbara) There is very little information about the romantic and sexual behaviors of young Muslim contemporaries in the Middle East, or among immigrant communities in the West. However, Facebook has provided us with a new tool, which permits a better understanding of young Muslim practices from Algeria and Egypt to Iran and Pakistan. In this lecture, two questions will be addressed: is there a relationship between authoritarianism and the desire to control women’s bodies (by having recourse to studies made by…

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Of Books and Roses (De Llibres I Roses)

April 23 @ 9:00 am - April 24 @ 6:00 am
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In the Workshop of an Ancient Egyptian Sculptor

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In 1912, the excavation team of the Deutsch Orient-Gesellschaft under the direction of Ludwig Borchardt revealed the exceptional remains of the estate and workshop of an ancient Egyptian sculptor of the middle of the 15th century BCE, who worked for Pharaoh Akhenaten in the latter’s new royal residence of Akhet-Aten (modern Amarna), in Middle Egypt. Next to the world-famous bust of Nefertiti, the German excavators unearthed a collection of plaster portrait studies that allow reconstructing the creation procedure of ancient…

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Ancient Persia and the West: An International Symposium

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World and the Getty Research Institute are co-organizing a one-day symposium to be held on April 25, 2018 at the Pourdavoud Center, UCLA. Presenters will include invited speakers and the current Getty Villa Scholars, whose projects focus on the encounters of ancient Iran with the classical world. The Getty Scholars Program at the Villa for the 2017–18 and the 2018–19 years address the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic relations between Persia,…

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A Black Bard for Imperial Spain: Juan Latino, Poet and Educator of Granada

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Joan Palevsky Lecture in Classics | Dan-el Padilla Peralta

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Dan-el Padilla Peralta will present the 2018 Joan Palevsky Lecture on “Citizenship’s insular cases: from Greece and Rome to Puerto Rico” on April 26th. A pre-reception will take place at 4:00  and the lecture will begin at 5:00.

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CMRS Movie: “Ran”

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Akira Kurosawa’s brilliantly conceived re-telling of Shakespeare’s King Lear magically mixes Japanese history, Shakespeare’s plot and Kurosawa’s own feelings about loyalty in the masterpiece, “Ran”. Set in 16th century Japan, Lord Hidetora, announces his intention to divide his land equally among his three sons. This decision to step down unleashes a power struggle between the three heirs. (Running time: 2 hours, 42 minutes) Advance registration is requested. Please click here to complete the short registration form. No fee. Limited seating.

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Becoming Media, Conference 3: Attentional Modes

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Edited version of Parmigianino, 1503–1540 Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror Oil on convex panel, ca. 1524 Kunsthistorisches Museum

—a conference organized by Sarah Tindal Kareem, University of California, Los Angeles, and Davide Panagia, University of California, Los Angeles Despite the absence of a clearly articulated concept of medium, new ways of transmitting thought proliferated in the early modern period, as did reflection on the meaning of these new forms. This series of conferences investigates the objects, practices, and modes of attention associated with these new modes of communication and expression in the early modern and modern periods. The…

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UC Undergraduate Conference on Slavic & East/Central European Studies

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the 21st Annual Undergraduate Conference on Slavic & East/Central European Studies Saturday, April 28, 2018 UCLA Humanities Building For more information or to participate, visit http://slavic.ucla.edu/conference/uc-undergraduate-conference/.

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California Medieval History Seminar, Spring 2018

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Spring Session of the California Medieval History Seminar meets at the Huntington Library to discuss four pre-distributed research papers. Participants are scholars in the field at various stages of their careers. All attendees at the seminar are expected to read the papers in advance and discuss the research. Speakers and paper topics are announced by e-mail. Click here for additional information about the seminar. The papers under discussion at this seminar are: Allison Perchuk (CSU Channel Islands) “Landscapes of St Gregory:…

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Nerco-Economics And The Early Iberian Slave Trade

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Spanish and Portuguese department invites you to “Nerco-Economics And The Early Iberian Slave Trade” Date: Monday, April 30, 2018 Time: 5:00 PM Location: Lydeen Library, 4302 Rolfe Room

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May 2018

Literary Networks of the Vicars Choral and the Clerical Proletariat in Late Medieval English Cathedrals: Lyrics of Complaint from York, Norwich, and St. Paul’s

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture – When Margery Kempe visited York Minster in 1417 she was befriended by two of the choral vicarii, John Kendale “and another preste whech song be the bischopys grave.” The grave in question belonged to Archbishop Richard Scrope, who was executed under Henry IV and whose semi-suppressed cult remained a matter of some delicacy. Kendale and his unnamed fellow were not only counseling Kempe, but introducing her to the Minster’s history, saints, and monuments—an official part…

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“Minerva unto the Breach: Cicero’s Brutus, the statue of Minerva, and the War with Caesar” | Christopher Van Den Berg

May 3 @ 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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Asclepius, the Paintbrush, and the Pen: Representations of Disease in Medieval and Early Modern European Art and Literature

May 4 - May 5

CMRS Medical Humanities Conference – Humanity has always approached disease with a mixture of curiosity and dread. Medieval and early modern people were no exception, displaying a deep fascination with virulent ailments and all sorts of physical deformities. But despite this a attraction, few artists of these eras engaged in the depiction of disease. When they did, their expression was particular to the medium used and differed among artists even when using the same medium. Since such an effort was…

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Chamber Music at the Clark: Telegraph Quartet

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

Telegraph Quartet Eric Chin, violin Joseph Maile, violin Pei-Ling Lin, viola Jeremiah Shaw, cello Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “…an incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape” and “powerfully adept… with a combination of brilliance and subtlety,” the Telegraph Quartet, originally formed in 2013, is the recipient of some of the chamber music world’s highest honors. Most recently, the Quartet was the winner of the 2016 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the Grand Prize at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. The Quartet…

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“Tangible Time: Looms, Weaving, and Perceptions of Continuity and Rupture in Female Temporality in Early Greek Literature” | Andromache Karanika

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Past to Page: A Panel Discussion with Comic Book Artists and Creators

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Medieval and Renaissance themes continue to have a profound influence on contemporary comic books and graphic novels. Join Dr. Kristina Markman (History, UCLA) for a panel discussion featuring comic creators Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare, IDW Publishers), GMB Chomichuk (Midnight City, Infinitum, Rust and Water, Raygun Gothic) and industry veteran Howard Chaykin (The Divided States of Hysteria, Image, Marvel, and DC Comics). Advance registration is required. Please click here to complete the short registration form. No fee. Limited seating.

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