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Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark: Jupiter String Quartet

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented online via Zoom Webinar Join us for an exclusive online event featuring a concert performed by the Jupiter String 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 opportunity to pose questions via Zoom Q&A. Jupiter String Quartet Nelson Lee, violin Meg Freivogel, violin Liz Freivogel, viola Daniel McDonough, cello Program Host Rogers Brubaker, Professor of Sociology, UCLA Prerecorded Concert Felix Mendelssohn…

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The Sultan’s Communists: Moroccan Jews and the Politics of Belonging – Alma Rachel Heckman

May 17

https://youtu.be/ueVqIwy3EnQ Alma Rachel Heckman (UC Santa Cruz) with Chris Silver (McGill University) and Aomar Boum (UCLA) The Sultan’s Communists: Moroccan Jews and the Politics of Belonging Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UCLACJS/​​​ Website: https://www.levecenter.ucla.edu/​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uclalevecenter Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies The Sultan’s Communists uncovers the history of Jewish radical involvement in Morocco’s national liberation project and examines how Moroccan Jews envisioned themselves participating as citizens in a newly-independent Morocco. Closely following the lives of five prominent Moroccan Jewish Communists (Léon René Sultan,…

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Professional Development Roundtable: Job Market Stories

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

We are very happy to announce that our last event of the year, Professional Development Roundtable: Job Market Stories, will take place on Tuesday of week 8 (May 18) from 6-8 PM PST on our regular Zoom ID (91615121893). Please, join our (ex) colleagues Laura Muñoz, María Teresa Monroe, and Alejandro Ramírez in an informal conversation in which they’ll share their recent experiences in the job market and answer your questions. You can RSVP and send your questions to the panel here. To download flyer,…

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“Activism and Humanitarian Aid at the Mexico-California Border”

May 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Join via Zoom: Meeting ID:  998 9820 4585 Passcode: 256558 To download flyer, please click here.

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Beholding Beauty: Sa’di of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom Meeting,

New Book Salon Author Domenico Ingenito (Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA) with discussants Lara Harb (Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University) and Marisa Galvez (Associate Professor of French and Italian and, by courtesy, of German Studies, Stanford University) Beholding Beauty: Sa'di of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry, Brill, 2020. Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry explores the relationship between sexuality, politics, and…

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“Trazos sobre el mar y los océanos: sus interpretaciones en las crónicas y códices novohispanos”

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Join via Zoom: Webinar ID: 939 2284 8965 Zoom ID: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/93922848965 To download flyer, please click here.

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Almut Hintze

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Yasna Ritual in Performance Up to the present day Zoroastrian priests perform a millennia old ritual, the Yasna, in which the recitation of ancient Avestan texts accompanies the performance of ritual actions. Using new visual source material of images and film clips, this lecture discusses the performance of the Yasna and its significance for the Zoroastrian tradition. About the Speaker Almut Hintze studied Indo-European philology at the Universities of Heidelberg and Oxford and earned her PhD in Indo-Iranian Studies…

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Philomela at the Fin de Siècle

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

Presented by Tara Thomas, 2020–21 Karmiole Fellow Tara Thomas is the recipient of the 2020–21 Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship. This one-month fellowship, established through the generosity of Kenneth Karmiole, is available to all graduate students for research at the Clark Library, using archival and printed book materials, on any subject. In this talk, Dr. Thomas presents her fellowship research, which examines Oscar Wilde and Michael Field’s engagement with the Philomela myth from Greco-Roman mythology. Wilde engages with the…

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Academic Research as Comics

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

Cartoonist, author, and educator Will Eisner coined the term “sequential art” in 1985. In his book, Comics & Sequential Art, he explained that comics were, “an ‘art of communication’ more than simply an application of art.” For academics, there is no skill more important than that of communication. As thinkers and educators, our ability to cast our ideas out into the world helps us to refine and improve our thinking, and to impact audiences. Join the UCI Humanities Center, in…

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ALIENATED AWARENESS: MINDFULNESS PARADIGMS OF MODERNIST AESTHETICS, A VIRTUAL LECTURE BY PROFESSOR MICHAEL SUBIALKA

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom,

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Music Performance Studies Today: “Performance, Gestures, Electronics”

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Zoom,
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Our invited panelists will present on their work in music, technology, and composition. A creative response will follow in the form of a performance of Joceyln Ho’s piece about women’s labor, and our session will conclude with a panel discussion. Jocelyn Ho (UCLA), Margaret Schedel (Stony Brook University), Melody Loveless, “Women’s Labor: Building Musical Instruments from Domestic Tools” Patricia Alessandrini (Stanford University), “Parlour Sounds: working towards a cyberfeminist theory of music technology through a critical compositional process” Pamela Z, “Surely…

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Unsettling: Jews, Whiteness, and Incest in American Popular Culture – Eli Bromberg

May 24

https://youtu.be/sTXvUe_sNv0 Eli Bromberg (Fordham University) with Benjamin Ratskoff (UCLA) Unsettling: Jews, Whiteness and Incest in American Popular Culture Arnold Band Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UCLACJS/​​​ Website: https://www.levecenter.ucla.edu/​​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uclalevecenter Eli Bromberg will discuss his book, Unsettling, which analyzes how various media told stories about Jewish celebrities and incest in the 1990s, illustrating how Jewish community protective politics impacted the representation of white Jewish masculinity. In chapters centered around Roseanne Barr, Woody Allen, and Henry Roth, Unsettling reveals how…

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Colectivo Las Tesis with Lea Cáceres, Paula Cometa, Sibila Sotomayor, and Daffne Valdés

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

To register via zoom, please click here. To download flyer, please click here.

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A Catholic Cosmopolis? Interpreting Diversity in a Coercive Empire

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

  lecture by Zoltán Biedermann (University College London) Online event via Zoom Webinar This paper proposes a conceptual intervention for the history of Spanish and Portuguese expansion inspired by scholarship on cosmopolitan practices in Asia, including Sheldon Pollock’s The Language of Gods in the World of Men and recent work by Richard Eaton on the Persianate cosmopolis. It asks the audience to consider whether the Catholic Monarchy, especially during its global heyday c.1580–1640, may be described as a cosmopolis of sorts. The…

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Amazônia, The Awakening of Florestania

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Watch the film from May 12 – 26, 2021 at uclabrazilianfilmseries.eventive.org Register for the live Q&A event via portugueseatucla.com or international.ucla.edu To download flyer, please click here.

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Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal in the Medieval and Early Modern World

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting,

Graduate Student conference organized by the UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Student Association (MEMSA). The global medieval and early modern world (broadly considered, c. 900-1750) underwent myriad profound changes, from devastating famines, plagues, and wars to an increased entanglement of the continents, economic transformations, and technological and scientific developments. These changes were often accompanied by calls for the reshaping of the institutions and structures – political, religious, intellectual, etc. – which undergirded societies’ approach to these challenges, encompassing such responses…

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Of Bridges: a Poetic and Philosophical Account by Thomas Harrison | Book Launch

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom,

In conversation with Professors Marjorie Perloff of Standford and Christy Wampole of Princeton. A rich compendium of literary, architectural, and musical figurations, Harrison’s Of Bridges gives a panoramic account of diverse meanings of bridges in seemingly unrelated times and places, questioning why they are built and where they lead. It examines bridges of thought and art, bridges as flash points in war, the links forged by religion between transience and eternity, the mega-bridges of our globalized world, the real and symbolic crossings facing migrants…

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