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February 2021

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8th Latin American & Iberian Film Festival

February 1 @ 8:00 am - March 8 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Due to the global pandemic, the 8th edition of the annual film festival has been transferred to an online format. This offers a unique possibility of reaching a wider audience while respecting all health regulations. Thus, the five films selected for this edition will be available for streaming for one week following their premiere dates. Xquipi’ Guie’dani  (2019) by Xavi Sala. Mexico. Available from Feb 1 to Feb 8. Perro Bomba (2019) by Juan Cáceres. Chile. Available from Feb 8…

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March 2021

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Music Performance Studies Today: “Anti-Blackness in Western Classical Music”

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting,

This panel moves with the current momentum of Black Lives Matter demonstrations and recent conversations considering whiteness in music theory to consider aspects of the panel extend to identifying issues and frames in classical performance, such as biased listening, pedagogy, minuscule representation of concert artists, long-term outcomes of black classical musicians, treatment, and ethics.

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Work-in-Progress Session: Plutus in Print: Aristophanes and the Early Modern English Print Public

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Presented by Shadow Zimmerman, University of Washington Hosted by Bronwen Wilson, Center & Clark Director, Professor of Art History, UCLA Respondents: Johanna Drucker, Professor of Information Studies, UCLA Muriel McClendon, Professor of History, UCLA Claire McEachern, Professor of English, UCLA This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. Click the following link to register directly with Zoom: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrf-ugpj4tHtTtTvkBVwefDR1iuXJqsg_s As part of our ongoing effort…

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4th Annual Robert U. Nelson Lecture Series: On Beethoven, Blackness, and Belonging: Debating Classical Music in the Black Atlantic

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Zoom Meeting,

The UCLA Robert U. Nelson Lecture Series, hosted by the Center for Musical Humanities, presents a talk by Dr. Kira Thurman, "On Beethoven, Blackness, and Belonging: Debating Classical Music in the Black Atlantic."

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Nazanin Shahrokni

March 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Book Talk – Women in Place: The Politics of Gender Segregation in Iran (University of California Press, 2020) by Nazanin Shahrokni To register and receive the Zoom webinar information, please click here. This lecture will be in Persian.

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Music Performance Studies Today: “The Ephemerality of Musical Hearing”

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom Meeting,

Given the ephemerality of performance, what are key issues behind the transmission of musical remembrance? How can we narrow the divide between what Diana Taylor calls the “archive” of enduring materials, such as texts, documents, and buildings, and the “more ephemeral ‘repertoire’ of embodied practice/knowledge,” such as “spoken language, dance, sports, ritual” and, we add, music performance?

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Nazanin Shahrokni

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Book Talk – Women in Place: The Politics of Gender Segregation in Iran (University of California Press, 2020) by Nazanin Shahrokni To register and receive the Zoom webinar information, please click here. This lecture will be in English.

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Portuguese Conversation Hour/ Pauso Do Café

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Join via Zoom: Zoom link: https://ucla.zoom.us/my/alessandraps Password: port2021 To download flyer, please click here.

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“Agamemnon’s Cluelessness: Reason and Eudaimonia” | Josiah Ober

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom,

There is a password on this Zoom meeting; please contact sshapiro@humnet.ucla.edu if you need the password. Zoom Link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/92119103392?pwd=d05MSEt4NTlVOEJRdXQySGxmV2wzdz09

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Performance in 19th Century Russia and the Rise of the Modern Yiddish Theater

March 9

Alyssa Quint (Yeshiva University) with Amelia Glaser (UCSD) and Todd Presner (UCLA) Video available now: https://youtu.be/kI0bujeKu08 The institution of the modern Yiddish theater coalesced in a short period (from roughly 1876 to 1883) under the stewardship of a Russian-Jewish intellectual named Avrom Goldfaden, known as the father of the Yiddish theater. In composing and producing these first works of the public stage, Goldfaden pulled from Yiddish folk motifs and folksongs, and integrated comic routines from the performance culture of traditional…

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Jews and the American West: Violence, Race, and Masculinity

March 9

Video available now: https://youtu.be/KdrTYx04AvQ David S. Koffman (York University) and Sarah Imhoff (Indiana University) in conversation with Caroline Luce (UCLA) This webinar brings together David S. Koffman (York University), author of The Jews’ Indian, and Sarah Imhoff (Indiana University), author of Masculinity and the Making of American Judaism, in dynamic conversation with host Caroline Luce (UCLA) about Jews’ relationship to the physical and discursive landscapes of the American west. How did the American colonial project shape Jewish ideas about masculinity, morality, and…

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Pahlavi Workshop: Pahlavi Foreign Relations

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pahlavi Foreign Relations   To download the full program of events, click here.   This third panel of the Iranian Studies workshop, “History and Historiography of Pahlavi Iran, 1921-1979: A Workshop” will feature the research of: Gregory Brew Fellow, Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University Paper: The Birth of the Pahlavi Petro-State: Oil Companies, American NGOs, and Dual Integration of Iranian Oil, 1941-1965   William Figueroa University of Pennsylvania Paper: China and the Pahlavis, 1921-1979   Chelsi Mueller Research…

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CMRS Reading Group for Graduate Students and Faculty

March 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom Meeting,

CMRS hosts a monthly medieval and Renaissance reading group for graduate students and faculty. CMRS-affiliated graduate students and faculty propose and share an article or a book particularly important for their research, and then participate in an informal discussion about that text. Seeing the diverse topics and methods of our research as one of the central strengths of CMRS, the reading group is focused on providing an intellectually-stimulating but casual space to foster the sorts of conversations that took place…

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The Task of the Jewish Historian Today: A Conversation

March 11

Video now available: https://youtu.be/wInltZ7snVQ Opening Remarks: Noam Pianko (President of the AJS) & Shmuel Feiner (Chair of the Historical Society of Israel) Speakers: Maud Mandel (Williams College), Devin E. Naar (University of Washington), Iris Idelson-Shein (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), and Anita Shapira (Tel Aviv University) Moderator: David N. Myers (UCLA) This event brings together prominent U.S. and Israeli historians at a critical time in the history of both countries and the world to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities…

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Pahlavi Workshop: Pahlavi Iran and Global History

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pahlavi Iran and Global History   To download the full program of events, click here.   This final panel of the Iranian Studies workshop, “History and Historiography of Pahlavi Iran, 1921-1979: A Workshop” will feature the research of: Roham Alvandi Associate Professor of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science Paper: Bringing Down the Shah: Human Rights Activism and Late Pahlavi Iran   Rasmus Elling Associate Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen Paper: City,…

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Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark: Arod Quartet

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented online via Zoom webinar This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. Click the following link to register directly with Zoom: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O2kd0fgGQEuwq1Tfi5XFKg Join us for an exclusive online event featuring a concert performed by the Arod Quartet just for our audience, followed by a live Q & A with the musicians moderated by Bruce Whiteman, Clark Librarian Emeritus. Audience members will have the…

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April 2021

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Your Future Starts Here for Newly Admitted Latinx Students

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

Please join us on the evening of Monday, April 5th for Your Future Starts Here, a virtual event honoring our Latinx admits for the Fall class of 2021. As many of you know, UCLA Enrollment Management developed these strategic welcome events that feature faculty, staff, and our academic departments/centers. Research supports that early engagement with faculty helps increase the yield of these extraordinary scholars. Your presence and participation in the past have been incredibly impactful, and we thank you for your continued support. Connecting with faculty and staff can make a difference in committing our most…

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ucLADINO 2021 Symposium: Ottoman Legacies, Émigre Culture, and Linguistic Crossroads

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Postponed in 2020 due to the closure of the UCLA campus, the annual UCLadino symposium will be back this year on April 7-8. The theme of “Ottoman Legacies, Emigre Culture, and Linguistic Crossroads” will lay emphasis on heritage, culture, and communication related to Sephardic Jews. The music-filled program – all organized by graduate students – will feature panels on Ladino Linguistics, History and Memory, and Social Networks, a keynote address by Dr. Olga Borovaya (Stanford), as well as two concerts.…

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The Spanish Club of UCLA / El Club the Español

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese is happy to announce that El Club the Español is now active. This student space is open to all UCLA students. Club meeting dates all 6-7pm April 7th April 21st May 5th For more information, please email El Club de Español at: newuclaspanishclub@gmail.com Join via Zoom: Meeting ID: 976 5944 6099 Passcode: 738242 To download zoom flyer, please click here. To download flyer, please click here.

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ucLADINO 2021 Symposium: Ottoman Legacies, Émigre Culture, and Linguistic Crossroads

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Postponed in 2020 due to the closure of the UCLA campus, the annual UCLadino symposium will be back this year on April 7-8. The theme of “Ottoman Legacies, Emigre Culture, and Linguistic Crossroads” will lay emphasis on heritage, culture, and communication related to Sephardic Jews. The music-filled program – all organized by graduate students – will feature panels on Ladino Linguistics, History and Memory, and Social Networks, a keynote address by Dr. Olga Borovaya (Stanford), as well as two concerts.…

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