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May 2018

Cities, Ships, and Saints: Religious Practice and Maritime Networks in the Western Indian Ocean (11th-16th centuries)

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

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture – As portrayed in a sixteenth-century bio-chronicle of the port city of Aden in Yemen, men of renowned piety performed miracles that delivered their devotees from pirates and tempests, ensured success in the marketplace, and calibrated the sometimes treacherously plural urban milieu. Can these miracles or their retelling be said to characterize a city-based identity, a distinctive maritime culture, and a networked transoceanic world in the context of the “pre-modern” Indian Ocean? The sea is…

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Fighting Unemployment in Depression – Era Chile

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Humanities Career Panel Series: “Swipe Right: Say ‘Yes’ to Careers in Tech”

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

North campus major interested in tech? Come meet a panel of experts who use their B.A. in tech-related ways. Humanities and social science majors are often told that their field is impractical and won’t lead to a successful–or lucrative–career. But that’s not true! Come meet our panel of experts–all UCLA alumni–who’ve learned how to use their north campus degrees to land jobs in the tech industry. PANELISTS     Corinne Crockett UCLA ’10, Communication Head of Marketing, Vow to be…

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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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Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Nahid Siamdoust (Yale University) Soundtrack of the Revolution offers a striking account of Iranian culture, politics, and social change. Drawing on over five years of research in Iran, including during the 2009 protests, Nahid Siamdoust introduces a full cast of characters, from musicians and audience members to state officials, and takes readers into concert halls and underground performances, as well as the state licensing and censorship offices. Event Flyer   Registration Please complete this form to register for the event.…

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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 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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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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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“Minerva unto the Breach: Cicero’s Brutus, the statue of Minerva, and the War with Caesar” | Christopher Van Den Berg

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will lecture by Carsten Jensen

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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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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Icelandic Sagas, Society, and Viking Archaeology: A Conference in Celebration of Jesse Byock’s Career

May 2 - May 3

The UCLA Scandinavian Section and the UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies invite you to attend Icelandic Sagas, Society, and Viking Archaeology: A Conference in Celebration of Jesse Byock’s Career Retirement on Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday morning, May 3 in Royce Hall room 314. Click here for the event program. Guest speakers include: Jesse Byock (UCLA and University of Iceland) Tim Tangherlini, Chair of the UCLA Scandinavian Section Massimo Ciavolella, Director of the UCLA Center for Medieval &…

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April 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Humanities Career Panel Series: “Careers in Language and Communication”

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Thinking about pursuing a career where communication and language play an important role? Don’t know how to leverage your skills? UCLA Humanities students are often especially qualified for opportunities that require knowledge in another language and depend upon excellent communication skills. Meet UCLA alumni who work in the areas of translation and interpretation, voice technology, consulting, and non-profit. Our panelists will share their experiences and answer questions about how they were able to leverage their communication and language skills in…

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