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December 2019

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Rolston String Quartet

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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Canada’s Rolston String Quartet was the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America. In 2016 they earned First Prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition. The Banff win took the quartet on their first international tour. Recent seasons have seen the Quartet tour the world. The Rolston String Quartet began their two-year term as the Yale School of Music’s Fellowship Quartet-in-Residence in the fall of 2017. Notable collaborations include performances with Andrés Díaz,…

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Text Analysis Research Cluster December Meeting: Early Modern Women in Ottoman-Algeria

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scholarly Innovation Lab, Charles E. Young Research Library + Google Map

Text Analysis Research Cluster (TARC) will host Ashley Sanders-Garcia for a talk. Here’s a description of her talk: Algerian women were essential intercultural mediators and conduits to power in the Ottoman-Algerian world between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, but they were often overlooked by historians because they are not the primary subject of colonial archives. Because they are mentioned indirectly or in relation to male figures in the sources, network analysis of the individuals mentioned in these texts allows us…

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January 2020

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Risky Business: The Future of Jewish Museums

January 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CNSI Auditorium, 570 Westwood Plaza Building 114
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Award-winning scholar, curator and author Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University, will discuss the past, present and future of Jewish museums. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University. Her books include Destination Culture:…

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Anatomy of a Genocide: A Case Study in Mass Murder

January 23, 2020 @ 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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