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CMRS Research Workshop

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Royce Hall 306,

“The Hypocrisy of Signs: Hermeneutics of Action and Belief in the Aftermath of the Sephardic Diaspora (Italy and Catholic Europe, XVI-XVII centuries)” David Sebastiani (PhD Candidate, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy) Each CMRS Research Workshop is based on a pre-circulated research paper that the presenter—who may be a CMRS faculty member, associate, affiliate, or graduate student—wishes to discuss with colleagues. All attendees must read the paper under consideration and be prepared to contribute to the discussion. Click here to register to…

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Indigenous Cuba: A Photographic and Scientific Search for Cuba’s Original Inhabitants

January 21 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
6275 Bunche Hall,
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Author Event in the English Reading Room: Tea & Conversation with Tobias Wolff

January 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, 235 Kaplan Hall, 415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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One of America’s preeminent writers, Tobias Wolff is the author of the memoirs This Boy’s Life and In Pharaoh’s Army, the novels The Barracks Thief and Old School, and the short-story collections In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Back in the World, The Night in Question, and Our Story Begins. His honors include the PEN/Malamud Award, the Rea Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award. His work appears regularly in the New Yorker, The…

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In League with Infidels: Sharifs, Persians, Turks and The Renaissance Popes as “Lords and Masters of the World Game”

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
306 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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CMRS Pop-Up Workshop Celine Dauverd (Associate Professor, History, University of Colorado Boulder) The Fall of Constantinople shook the western world. But it also forced the head of the Christian world to reinvent itself. Countless Muslim raids over the Italian peninsula coupled with the need to preserve Rome as a sovereign city-state compelled the papacy to design a new imperial theory. Ignoring the precepts of the bull In coenia domeni and demonstrating instead doctrinal inconsistencies, the rising tide of the Turks constrained the papacy…

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Summer Study Abroad Info Session! MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN: “Spanish in the Mexican Context”

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lydeen Library, Rolfe 4302, 345 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Summer Study Abroad Info Session! BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: “Community Service, Human Rights & Tango”

January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lydeen Library, Rolfe 4302, 345 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Cuban Films in the 21st Century: Laura de la Uz’s ‘Vesitdo de novia’ (2014)

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UCLA Lydeen Library, Rolfe 4302, 345 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, 90024
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Law and Communal Identity in the Early Medieval World

January 23 - January 25
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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CMRS Conference Organized by Jessica Goldberg (History, UCLA) and Luke Yarborough (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA). Click here for the complete conference schedule and additional details >> This conference investigates how law shaped the boundaries of communities in the early medieval period in the Byzantine, Islamic, and European worlds, and how shifting notions of identity and belonging re-shaped legal discourses in their turn. To spur cross-disciplinary discussion, presentations and round-tables will center around participants’ chosen selections of source texts, which will be pre-circulated.…

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Anatomy of a Genocide: A Case Study in Mass Murder

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, 90095
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For more than four hundred years, the Eastern European border town of Buczacz – today part of Ukraine – was home to a highly diverse citizenry. It was here that Poles, Ukrainian, and Jews all lived side by side in relative harmony. Then came World War II, and three years later the entire Jewish population had been murdered by German and Ukrainian police, while Ukrainian nationalists eradicated Polish residents. In his talk, Omer Bartov explains how ethnic cleansing doesn’t occur…

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QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Work! A Queer History of Modeling” by Elspeth Brown

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Charles E. Young Research Library, 280 Charles E Young Dr N.
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Work! A Queer History of Modeling LGBTQ Studies is pleased to cordially invite you to their second talk of the year-long lecture series QueerCurrent. Prof. Elspeth Brown discusses her recent book Work! A Queer History of Modeling (Duke University Press). Work! traces the queer history of modeling from the rise of photographic modeling in the early 20th century to the rise of the supermodel in the early 1980s. The book shows how the modeling industry has been shaped by queer sensibilities since…

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UN-ESSAY

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rolfe Hall 1301, 345 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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“The Circulation of Medical Knowledge in Late Antiquity” | Jessica Wright

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Dodd Hall 248, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Poetry at the Hammer: A Reading by Jorie Graham

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles , CA 90024 United States
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Jorie Graham has authored numerous poetry collections, one of which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Her many honors include a MacArthur Fellowship and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University. Readings are organized and hosted by poet, literary critic, and UCLA distinguished professor emeritus Stephen Yenser. Event tickets are free and available at…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Ahmad Kiarostami

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
121 Dodd Hall, 390 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Please join the Iranian Studies Program at UCLA for a Bilingual Lecture Series film screening of Case No. I, Case No. 2. The film and following Q&A with Ahmad Kiarostami will be in Persian.

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Cultural Evolution & Its Discontents: A Book Talk

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kaplan Hall 193, 415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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People worry that computers, robots, interstellar aliens, or Satan himself – brilliant, stealthy, ruthless creatures – may seize control of our world and destroy what’s uniquely valuable about the human race. Cultural Evolution and its Discontents shows that our cultural systems – especially those whose last names are "ism" – are already doing that, and doing it so adeptly that we seldom even notice. Like other parasites, they’ve blindly evolved to exploit us for their own survival. Creative arts and humanistic scholarship…

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Does Jewish Biblical Scholarship Exist: A Historical Perspective

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
UCLA, Royce Hall 314, (Conference Room), 340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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How and when did Jewish scholars enter into the mainstream of biblical scholarship? What religious and other constraints prevented them from entering the mainstream until the second half of the twentieth century? And once they entered, did they produce a body of distinctive Jewish biblical scholarship? Marc Brettler is the Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University. He has also taught at Brandeis University, Yale University, Brown University, Wellesley College and…

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Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Haines Hall, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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This academic year (2019-2020), the program in LGBTQ Studies is sponsoring a Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group! If you are a graduate student or a postdoc at UCLA in any department, you are welcome to attend. The group takes up relevant issues including dealing with challenging course content, managing classroom dynamics, being a queer TA in a classroom, balancing issues of work and life, and any other pedagogical concerns participants find central to their work as teachers and mentors. Come find support for your…

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Robert Steele

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
306 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Please join the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World for a lecture by Dr. Robert Steele. Ancient Persia in Pahlavi Politics: The Imperial Celebrations of 1971 and Cultural Policy under the Shah In October 1971, heads of state, political and cultural figures, business leaders, and journalists from around the world came to Persepolis at the invitation of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran. They were there to celebrate the 2500th Anniversary of the Founding of the Persian…

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Amuzegar Lecture Series: Robert Steele

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce 306,

Please join the Iranian Studies Program for a lecture by Dr. Robert Steele. Ancient Persia in Pahlavi Politics: The Imperial Celebrations of 1971 and Cultural Policy under the Shah In October 1971, heads of state, political and cultural figures, business leaders, and journalists from around the world came to Persepolis at the invitation of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran. They were there to celebrate the 2500th Anniversary of the Founding of the Persian Empire by Cyrus the Great. Many…

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Ready, Set, Teach: Supporting First Gen Students

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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RSVP link (https://epic.ucla.edu/event/ready-set-teach-first-gen/)

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