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May 2017

Chamber Music at the Clark: Tesla Quartet with guest pianist David Kaplan

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tesla Quartet Ross Snyder, violin Michelle Lie, violin Edwin Kaplan, viola Serafim Smigelskiy, cello The Tesla Quartet was formed at the Juilliard School in 2008 and quickly established itself as one of the most promising young ensembles in New York, winning Second Prize at the J. C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition only a few months after its inception. From 2009 to 2012 the quartet held a fellowship as the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where it studied…

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Minor Transnationalism 2.0: UCLA Mellon Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities Reunion Conference

May 19 @ 9:30 am - May 20 @ 5:30 pm

The 2005 publication of the co-edited volume Minor Transnationalism (second printing 2009) marked the culmination of a decade-long collaboration among some forty faculty members of the University of California system, the “Transnational and Transcolonial Studies” Multicampus-Research Group. Inheriting the intellectual vision of the group and expanding on it, the UCLA Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the Humanities titled “Cultures in Transnational Perspective,” came into being in 2005, benefiting from two cycles of major funding from the Mellon Foundation. It lasted…

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Dorota Dutsch | Spoken Like a Philosopher: Pythagorizousa in Plautus’ Poenulus

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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“Seeing, Knowing and Not: The Cinematic Representation of Intersexuality in Lucia Penzo’s XXY and Julia Solomonoff’s El Ultimo Verano de la Boyita” with Professor Brad Epps

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Florence and the Reinvention of the Renaissance

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Marxiano Melotti (Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano & Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca) speaks on Renaissance imagery as used in advertising. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Italian. Advance registration not required. No fee. Limited seating.

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“La representación de la mujer española en el cine desde una perspectiva intercultural”

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sasanian Iran

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

In May 2018, the Pourdavoud Center will organize, in conjunction with the Jordan Center for Persian Studies at the University of California, Irvine, the first of a series of international conferences exploring the Sasanian empire and the world of late antiquity. The term “Sasanian Workshops” emulates the successful “Achaemenid Workshops” that were responsible for the re-invigoration of Achaemenid studies.

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Chamber Music at the Clark: Ying Quartet

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ying Quartet in honor of Melvin Kaplan Robin Scott, violin Janet Ying, violin Philip Ying, viola David Ying, cello The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Now in its second decade together, the group has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications in its tours across the United States and abroad. Its performances regularly take…

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CMRS Movie Night – “The Passion of Joan of Arc”

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

She heard a mission from God. They called it heresy. Join CMRS for a special screening of the 1928 silent movie masterpiece “The Passion of Joan of Arc” (Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer) with live musical accompaniment by renowned silent film pianist Cliff Retallick. Famous for its cinematography and early use of the close-up as well as Jeanne Falconetti’s iconic portrayal of the 15th-century saint, this film recounts Joan’s final days as she is interrogated and tortured by the French clerical…

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Paradisiacal Realms in Ancient Egypt and Early China

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Keynote Lecture for the UCLA Graduate Conference on Religion: Performing Devotion: Religious Rituals and Religious Practices This talk explores the concept and representation of post-mortem paradises in Ancient Egypt and Early China. The notion of a paradise for the worthy, accessed through personal piety, ethical conduct or ritual knowledge, developed at a particular historical moment in the development of each of these great civilizations and expressed a genuine desire on the part of regular people for salvation and immortality. These…

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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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Ulises’ Odyssey Film Screening

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Film screening: “I”m Going to Get You Out of There, Grandpa!” (“Avi, et trauré d’aquí!”)

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Montse Armengou Lecture “Documentales, víctimas del franquismo y reparación: periodismo de investigación como herramienta para la recuperación de la memoria histórica”

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Anthem: Remixing Race and Nation

May 8 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Anthem: Remixing Race and Nation Monday May 8, 2017 Schoenberg Music Building 3:30pm – 5:30pm Afternoon Symposium Schoenberg Music Bldg, Room 1420, Free Reception in courtyard immediately follows 7:30pm – 9:15pm Concert & Panel Schoenberg Hall, The afternoon session features panelists Cecilia O’Leary (CSUMB, History and Communication), Robert Fink (UCLA Musicology), Wade Dean (UCLA Musicology) and Jason Jones (Sacramento Bee), with presentations on race and nationalism, the national anthem and protest in sports events, and the controversial performances of “The…

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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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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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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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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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