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October 2018

The UCLA Colloquium on Brazil

October 10 @ 3:00 pm - November 28 @ 5:00 pm
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November 2018

Hidden Treasures Unearthed: Armenian Arts and Culture of Eastern Europe

November 16 @ 8:00 am - December 18 @ 5:00 pm

The conference seeks to contribute to a longue durée approach to Near Eastern engagement with Europe with an emphasis on the early modern period (16th-18thcc.), which marked the heyday of Armenian communities as a crucial component of international trade hubs in eastern Europe, involving an interdisciplinary focus on the multifaceted role those communities played in hemispheric commerce marked by exchange in commodities, ideas, technological innovation, and sociocultural values. Exploring the evolution of those centers as settings for the symbiosis the…

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#masshysteria. Hysteria, Race, and Masculinity

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

#masshysteria Hysteria, Race, and Masculinity Sander L. Gilman (Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University) Friday, November 16, 2018 2–3pm UCLA Bunche Hall (Room 10383) Free Admission. Please RSVP below. Sander L. Gilman has extensively researched and published on the intersection of Hysteria, Race, Sexuality and Gender. In this guest lecture Gilman will discuss his influential work and how the term hysteria has been useful until the present day to understand sexist…

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Photographic Exhibition of Armenian Art and Architecture of Eastern Europe

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The exhibition of thirty images illustrating the artistic achievement of the Armenian communities in the Crimea, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria over several centuries in sacred and secular architecture, painting, silverwork, stone and wood carving, and other media complements the analytical discourse of the conference panels in introducing viewers directly to the objects themselves and thereby evoking the space of the merchant and artisan centers in that region that served as the matrix for those exquisite expressions of Armenian creativity.…

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[SLAVIC] Guest Lecture – “Illustrating Russia: Comic Art, Graphic Narratives & Book Illustration”

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Flier ILLUSTRATING RUSSIA COMIC ART, GRAPHIC NARRATIVES & BOOK ILLUSTRATION Friday, November 16th, 2018 7pm – 9pm 362 Royce Hall, UCLA Dr. Julia Alekseyeva is a scholar, writer and illustrator who specializes in non-fiction graphic narratives, comic journalism, and memoir. Her non-fiction historical memoir entitled Soviet Daughter (2017) won the 2017 VLA Diversity Award and has been featured on NPR, Lilith, Tablet, The Week, and the Rumpus, among others. Her most recent work includes graphic narrative articles on Dziga Vertov…

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Thomas Becket and Henry II : Friends who Became Enemies?

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CMRS Roundtable Leena Löfstedt (University of Helsinki and CMRS Associate) relates how the Becket controversy and murder in the cathedral coincide with the introduction in England of Gratian’s newly compiled Decretum. Her paper examines the complex relationship of King Henry II and Archbishop Thomas Becket using twelfth-century Gratian-related material: an Old French translation of the Decretum, a Latin Decretum-manuscript from 1170-1180 including marginalia, French and Latin texts of Thomas Becket’s letters sent in 1166. Unafraid of each other, the former friends represent two opposite…

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Colloquium: “Old Horizons, New World: Classics in the Americas”

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This series showcases some of the work being done by early-career scholars that explores how the ancient world negotiated cultural boundaries and conversely how classical antiquity has been received in colonial and post-colonial arenas. The presentations will be: “Black Cicero: (Re-)reading de Senectute with W.E.B. Du Bois” Mathias Hanses (Assistant Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Pennsylvania State University) “Romulus and Remus and the Founding of…Haiti” Tom Hawkins (Associate Professor of Classics, The Ohio State University) “The Education of…

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Colloquium: “Old Horizons, New World: Classics in the Americas”

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This series showcases some of the work being done by early-career scholars that explores how the ancient world negotiated cultural boundaries and conversely how classical antiquity has been received in colonial and post-colonial arenas. The presentations will be: “Black Cicero: (Re-)reading de Senectute with W.E.B. Du Bois” Mathias Hanses (Assistant Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Pennsylvania State University) “Romulus and Remus and the Founding of…Haiti” Tom Hawkins (Associate Professor of Classics, The Ohio State University) “The Education of Black Medea…

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Phonetics Seminar: Connor Mayer, “A biomechanical model for infant speech and aerodigestive movements”

November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Semantics Seminar

November 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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American Indian Seminar – Wendy Liz Arbey López Márquez (CIESAS Chiapas)

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Johannes Vermeer and the Doctrine of the Logos

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

November 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm During the previous half-century, Johannes Vermeer has emerged as one of the greatest painters of the Baroque era. Nevertheless, the uncommon depth and subtlety of his religious allegories have not been adequately noted in scholarship. In this lecture, we will look at a pair of paintings that figures forth the doctrine of Jesus Christ as it is represented in the Gospel of John and compare Vermeer’s allegory with similar ones by his contemporaries.  …

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Syntax Seminar

November 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Phonetics Seminar: Meng Yang, “Language experience and auditory enhancement in perceptual cue weighting”

November 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Semantics Seminar

November 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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American Indian Seminar – Tense and Aspect Fest

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Every quarter we have a Fest at which people bring items to present from ANY language (every language is indigenous to somewhere…). This quarter we’ll look at tense and aspect. Obviously you can’t tell us everything about the tense/aspect system of your language, but we’d love to hear about interesting facts! If you’d like to talk, please bring a handout and be prepared to talk for 5-15 minutes (depending on how many others want to present…). But even if you…

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Syntax Seminar

November 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Phonology Seminar: LSA practice talks

November 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Las letras al servicio del poder en las castilla del siglo XV: La obra de Rodrigo Sanchez de Arevalo

November 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Psycholinguistics Seminar – CAMP practice talks

November 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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