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February 2018

Sarah Beckmann | “Reconsidering the Late Roman Villa: Regional Variations and Local Conversations”

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Objects of Conversion in Early Modern Europe

February 15 - February 17

CMRS Early Modern Conversions Conference Can objects convert? Exploring the relationship between objects and conversion can usefully complicate the usual distinctions between subjects and objects. From sacramental materials to holy wells, human hands to books, new kinds of food and drink to precious metals and forms of currency, objects can both convert and be converted, tangling any linear chain of causality. Objects are also purposes, inviting us to ask not only the how but also the why of conversions. This…

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Jewish Reactions to the Prophet Muhammad

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

When Muhammad began his mission in Arabia in the early 7th century, he preached his new revelation not only to the pagan Arabs among whom he was raised but also to the Jewish (and Christian) community among whom he came to live. How did the Jews of Muhammad’s day react? What did they think of his claims to have a new/old revelation of God, and his claims to be a prophet like their prophet Moses? In attempting to answer these…

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Heritage Languages in the United States: Acquisition, Loss, Transmission, and Change

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Spanish and Portuguese department invites you to a lecture called “Heritage Languages in the United States: Acquisition, Loss, Transmission, and Change” Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 Time: 4:00 PM Location: Rolfe Hall 4302, Lydeen Library

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The Red Dragon Logbook Conference

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

A one-day symposium follows the 1586 voyage of the ship Red Dragon. The ship’s little-known logbook, documenting its journey from England, to Sierra Leone, Rio de la Plata and Salvador da Bahia, illuminates the early interconnected histories of Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Speakers: Vanessa Wilkie, Huntington Library Eleanor Hubbard, Princeton University David Wheat, Michigan State University Kara Schultz, Vanderbilt University Gabriel Rocha, Drexel University Karen Ordahl Kupperman, New York University This conference is made possible by the generosity of our…

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Encuentro de artistas chilenos en los angeles

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Did Adam Fall, Stumble, or Stub his Toe in the Garden of Eden? A New Look at an Ancient Story

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Ziony Zevit is Distinguished Professor of Biblical Literature and Northwest Semitic Languages at the American Jewish University since 1974. Prior to joining AJU, Dr. Zevit taught at the University of Haifa, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and UC Berkeley. He has held visiting professorships at Univ. of Pennsylvania, UCLA, USC, UCSD, and the Hebrew University. He also participated in archaeological excavations at Tel Lachish and at Tel Dan. In 2013 was appointed Visiting Distinguished Professor at…

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Michelangelo and the Life and Death of Adam and Eve

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CMRS Lecture In this talk, Herbert Morris (Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law Emeritus, UCLA) analyzes Michelangelo’s treatment of Adam and Eve in three panels of the Sistine Ceiling devoted to their creation, temptation, and expulsion. Delving into topics that have been minimally attended to in the critical literature or not at all, this talk examines aspects of the paintings in which Michelangelo departs from the text of Genesis, such as the nakedness of Adam and Eve in the Expulsion, and provides…

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Kanner Series on “English Now!” – Anna Brickhouse

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:00pm Where: Faculty Common Room 193, Humanities Building Anna Brickhouse is Professor and Director of American Studies at the University of Virginia  and teaches American, Early American, and Hemispheric American literature.  She is the author and recipient of several awards for both of her books, which are:  The Unsettlement of American:  Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945 (Oxford University Press, 2014) and TransamericanLiterary Relations and the Nineteenth-Century Public Sphere  (Cambridge University  Press, 2005). Anna has also widely…

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Between Graven Images and Zoroastrian Texts: How to Study Ancient Iranian Religious Iconography?

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Michael Shenkar (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) The study of the Iranian religious iconography has been traditionally bound to the Zoroastrian texts. Deities, animals and symbols have all been usually interpreted based on the descriptions found in the Avesta and in the Middle Persian literature. However, to treat these problematic texts as a source of Iranian imagery comparable with the Bible for the Byzantine art or with the Buddhist sacred texts for the Buddhist art, is certainly misleading. The potential…

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Las profundidades insondables de la sociedad: imaginarios de los subterraneo en la literatura de la ciudad de mexico

February 21 @ 4:00 pm
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Heart & Sole 2nd Workshop

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Center for the Study of Religion invites students to participate in Heart & Sole, an innovative workshop designed to educate students about religious diversity, help them explore their own beliefs and values, and teach the skills needed to engage in inter-religious dialogue with their peers on campus. Join us in our effort to make Heart & Sole a campus wide initiative that fosters increased understanding around religious diversity and contributes to positive campus climate at UCLA! We are looking for 20…

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Unveiling Judeo-Spanish Texts: A Hebrew Aljamiado Workshop

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Hebrew Aljamiado Research Group of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies are offering a workshop in learning to read 14th-16th century Judeo-Spanish texts written using the Hebrew alphabet: Hebrew “aljamiado” writing.  Attendees will also learn about the cultural context of Hebrew aljamiado writing in the Peninsula and in the Sephardic diaspora. Professor Michelle Hamilton of Spanish & Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota, a leading scholar of these texts, will…

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“Sappho’s Homer: A Reparative Reading” | Melissa Mueller

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Melissa Mueller | “Sappho’s Homer: A Reparative Reading”

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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The Hebrew Aljamiado Versions of Ms. Parma 2666 and Their Cultural Significance: Danza de la muerte, Vision delectable

February 22 @ 5:15 pm
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Finding Career and Academic Success as a First Gen Student

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Becoming Media, Conference 2: Practices

February 23 @ 10:00 am - February 24 @ 1:00 pm
Edited version of Parmigianino, 1503–1540 Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror Oil on convex panel, ca. 1524 Kunsthistorisches Museum

—a core program 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…

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Film Screening: AU HASARD BALTHAZAR (France, 1966)

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Co-presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Center for European and Russian Studies EUROPE IN FOUR THEMES: ANIMALS UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Center for European and Russian studies have partnered this year to present a quarterly, interdisciplinary  festival of film and music, in collaboration with the Getty Center, that explores European culture, politics and society through the prism of four themes: Animals, Food, Music and Architecture/Landscape. Every calendar, the Archive will a devote a weekend…

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Film Screening: WHITE GOD (Hungary/Germany/Sweden, 2014)

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Co-presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Center for European and Russian Studies EUROPE IN FOUR THEMES: ANIMALS UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Center for European and Russian studies have partnered this year to present a quarterly, interdisciplinary  festival of film and music, in collaboration with the Getty Center, that explores European culture, politics and society through the prism of four themes: Animals, Food, Music and Architecture/Landscape. Every calendar, the Archive will a devote a weekend…

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