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Objects Talk: Transformations in Iberian American Art | Los objetos hablan: transformaciones en el arte iberoamericano

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Bilingual Scholar’s Day | Coloquio bilingüe This conference will be held in person at the Clark Library and livestreamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel. To attend the conference in person, you must register by submitting the booking form. No registration is needed to watch the livestream. –conference organized by Ilona Katzew (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Charlene Villaseñor-Black (University of California, Los Angeles), Susan Deans-Smith (University of Texas, Austin) In conjunction with LACMA’s exhibition Archive of the World: Art and…

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Johanna Hanink | Bones, stones, trees and roots: On the enduring urgency of Karkavitsas’ Archaeologist (1904)

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This is a Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture event co-sponsored by the Department of Classics. It will take place on Zoom. Please see attached flyer for registration details.

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Lydia Spielberg | Speeches, Dicta, and Livy’s Scipio Problem

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brownbag lunchtime workshop. Dodd 248, 12-1. All welcome!

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Archive and Theory: The Future of Anglo-American Early Modern Disability Studies

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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–conference organized by Helen Deutsch (University of California, Los Angeles), Jason Farr (Marquette University), Paul Kelleher (Emory University), and Jared S. Richman (Colorado College) Co-sponsored by UCLA’s Dean of Humanities, CMRS Center for Early Global Studies, Undergraduate Education Initiatives-Disability Studies, Department of English, Department of History, and Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America in the World Presented in-person at the Clark, remote participation via Zoom, and livestreamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel Over the last two decades, the cultural and historical…

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Pourdavoud Center Fall Reception 2022

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
306 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Pourdavoud Center Fall 2022 Welcome Reception Friday, October 7, 2022 4:00 – 6:00 pm Royce Hall 306 Registration Required   The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World invites you to join us for a fall reception. In the company of our supporters, colleagues, academic affiliates, students, and esteemed guests, we shall be introducing the Center’s stimulating programming and research agenda for the academic year 2022–23. Light refreshments will be served. Parking in Lot 2 or Lot 5…

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Archive and Theory: The Future of Anglo-American Early Modern Disability Studies

October 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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–conference organized by Helen Deutsch (University of California, Los Angeles), Jason Farr (Marquette University), Paul Kelleher (Emory University), and Jared S. Richman (Colorado College) Co-sponsored by UCLA’s Dean of Humanities, CMRS Center for Early Global Studies, Undergraduate Education Initiatives-Disability Studies, Department of English, Department of History, and Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America in the World Presented in-person at the Clark, remote participation via Zoom, and livestreamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel Over the last two decades, the cultural and historical…

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Professor Eugenio R. Luján Martínez visiting PIES

October 13 - October 28

The Program in Indo-European Studies is pleased to announce a visit in October 2022 by the distinguished Indo-Europeanist Eugenio R. Luján Martínez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). During his time at UCLA, Professor Luján will deliver a series of lectures on “The Ancient Celtic Languages”.

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Karen ní Mhealleigh | The Thulean zone: ancient science, fiction and the Arctic imaginaire

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Professor Karen Ní Mhealleigh, Johns Hopkins University. Graduate Student Elected Speaker 22-23. All welcome.

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Ethno-Religious Interaction in Premodern Iberia: Mechanisms and Trajectories

October 14 - October 15
UCLA, Royce Hall 314, (Conference Room), 340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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This conference brings together a diverse group of scholars to evaluate the state of research regarding the evolving inter-relationships of Christians, Jews, and Muslims within premodern Iberia and explore the lasting influence of this paradigm shift. The intended emphasis is on the intersection of quotidian mechanisms and longer-term (statutory, theological, sociological) trajectories. By what means did ethno-religious groups coexist in either Christian or Muslim-ruled contexts, what factors caused those sustaining systems to break down, and how did subsequent generations process…

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Surviving the Anthropocene

October 14 @ 1:45 am - October 15 @ 12:00 pm
Illumination Room, Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Speculative Fictions from Latin America’s Past, Present, and Futures Oct. 14-15, 2022 Luskin Conference Center – Illumination Room   This event is free and open to the public. To attend in person, no advance registration is required. To attend virtually, you must register at the following link located HERE. This symposium aims to take stock of Latin America’s speculative fiction production—understood broadly as an umbrella term that includes a variety of genres, such as science fiction, horror, fantasy, and their…

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CMRS-CEGS Open House and New Book Salon

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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New date -- changed from the original Oct 18. Join us for our Open House and a New Book Salon with ELIZABETH MORRISON, Senior Curator of Manuscripts at The J. Paul Getty Museum, and writer BOYD MORRISON, for a discussion of their new book, The Lawless Land (Tales of the Lawless Land Book 1).

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Kanner Forum: Matthew Vernon

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kaplan Hall 193 and on Zoom, 415 Portola Plaza CA 90095 United States + Google Map

Join UCLA English for "Unexceptional Blackness and Blind Matter," a talk featuring Matthew Vernon, associate professor of English Literature at the University of California, Davis. Professor Vernon will discuss Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's adaptation of Everyman as it relates to invisibilization of race. Professor Vernon will focus on the problems and possibilities this play raises in relation to politics and race through the Middle Ages.   The discussion will be followed by a Q & A moderated by UCLA English Professor Matthew Fisher.  Register…

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Hammer Poetry Series: Harryette Mullen

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles , CA 90024 United States
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Harryette Mullen is the author of several volumes of poetry including Urban Tumbleweed, Blues Baby: Early Poems, and Sleeping with the Dictionary, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award in poetry. Three of her early collections published in the 1990s are collected in Recyclopedia. Mullen published the chapbook Broken Glish: Five Prose Poems by Harryette Mullen with The Center For Book Arts. The recipient of…

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California Medieval History Seminar

October 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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The California Medieval History Seminar fosters intercampus networking and intellectual exchange by  acquainting participants with historical research in medieval studies currently underway in California. The seminar meets quarterly to discuss pre-distributed research papers (two by faculty members, two by graduate students). During AY 2022-23, the seminar will meet on October 29, February 11, and May 20. Presentations are organized by the seminar’s director, Professor Piotr Górecki (History, UC Riverside). Fabrizio Conti (John Cabot University) “Paganism, ‘Superstition’, and Christianization in Late…

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November 2022

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48th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference at UCLA

November 3 - November 6
Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, UCLA, 425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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We welcome the Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA) and participants to the 48th Annual Byzantine Studies conference at UCLA! Complete details and registration at https://cmrs.ucla.edu/conference/byzantine-studies/

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Junior Faculty Series: Kadji Amin’s “Taxonomically Queer?”

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kaplan Hall 193 and on Zoom, 415 Portola Plaza CA 90095 United States + Google Map

Join UCLA English for a talk featuring Kadji Amin, associate professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University. Professor Amin will present his new paper, “Taxonomically Queer?: Sexology and New Queer, Trans, and Asexual Identities,” forthcoming in “The Science of Sex Itself,” Special Issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.  Register here for onsite attendance in Kaplan Hall 193 or online attendance on Zoom.  Abstract:  Can taxonomy – a scientific method critiqued for its utility…

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Global Humanisms Digital Humanities Workshop

November 10

Organized by Chris Johanson (Classics and Digital Humanities, UCLA) and Zrinka Stahuljak (CMRS-CEGS, UCLA). Time & Location TBA

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Hammer Poetry Series: Ange Mlinko

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles , CA 90024 United States
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Ange Mlinko reads from her poetry collection Venice (2022). Mlinko is the author of several books of poetry, including Distant Mandate and Marvelous Things Overheard. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Randall Jarrell Award in Poetry Criticism, and has served as poetry editor for The Nation. Her essays and reviews have been published in The Nation, the London Review of Books, The New York Review of Books, Poetry, and Parnassus. Educated at St. John’s College and…

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