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Hammer Art History Lecture

Royce Hall 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

“Patterns of Anomaly in African Ivories” Abstract:  This lecture takes up questions in African Medieval to Early Modern ivory imagery and sources framed in part around a set of seemingly anomalous motifs that address how power and ivory have mutually shaped each other both in Africa (particularly Nigeria) and in European contexts. Among the works taken...

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On Solidarity: Reflect and Restore

Royce Hall room 314 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Join us for a screening of Palestinian filmmaker Mohanad Yaqubi’s film, “R21 AKA Restoring Solidarity,” followed by a panel discussion featuring UCLA Professors Saree Makdisi, Robin Kelley, and Shannon Speed. The film centers on the growing struggle for Palestinian self-determination between 1960 and 1980, which was supported by left-wing movements worldwide, including Japan. This is...

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In Distant Places Among Alien People: Slavery, Friendship, and Tatar-Venetian Relations in the 15th Century

Royce 306 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Guest Speaker: Hannah Barker (Arizona State University) In 1455, the Venetian patrician Giosafat Barbaro encountered an old friend in surprising circumstances. As a young merchant in the Black Sea port of Tana, Barbaro had met and befriended a local Tatar notable named Chebechzi. At the end of his time in Tana, Barbaro returned home expecting...

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