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Faculty Writing Retreat

When the quarter arrives, it can be challenging to set aside an extended period of time for writing. Let's collectively do so! We provide a serene environment, breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and you can devote the day to writing. Friday, October 6, 10am-5pm Royce Hall 306 RSVP by September 29 Sponsored by UCLA: Division of Humanities Herb Alpert School of Music...

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The 40th Annual UC Celtic Studies Conference & the Annual CSANA Meeting

This joint meeting of the Celtic Studies Association of North America (CSANA) and the 40th Annual UC Celtic Studies Conference features papers on all aspects of Celtic culture including language, literature, history, art, and archaeology, from late antiquity to the present day. The program is organized by Professor Joseph F. Nagy (Professor Emeritus, UCLA; Celtic...

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Conflicts of Interest: Historiography, Hagiography, and Romance in Medieval England

314 Royce Hall 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Organized by Professors Matthew Fisher (English, UCLA) and Arvind Thomas (English, UCLA), this two-day symposium features scholars working on the often fractious conflicts of the medieval past. Medievalists will consider both historic and also generic conflicts of interest in medieval England and on the Continent. The symposium will bring together a diverse community of scholars...

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Funding workshops for faculty and grad students

Rolfe 2118 UCLA, Los Angeles

Faculty and graduate students in the humanities and digital humanities are invited to a UCLA workshop on Tuesday, September 24th to learn more about grant opportunities for collaborative and individual research projects in the humanities from the UCHRI. 1-2:15pm for faculty. Special guest: Associate Professor Robin Derby (History), recent two-time UCHRI funding recipient 2:15-3pm for grad students Shana Melnysyn, Research Grants...

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Humanities First Gen Welcome

Royce 306 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, CA

Come join us in Royce 306 for a welcome event celebrating and meeting first gen Humanities faculty, student and staff. RSVP HERE

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Watch party: NEH Jefferson Lecture on digital cultural heritage (Live Stream)

Learning Lab @Rolfe 2118

Join us to watch a live stream on digital cultural heritage. Father Columba Stewart, OSB, Benedictine monk, scholar of early religions, and executive director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, will deliver the 2019 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Stewart will deliver the lecture, titled “Cultural...

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POSTPONED – The Holy Mountains of the Western Italian Alps: Pilgrimage, Art, and Society in the 16th Century

Royce Hall 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

TO BE RESCHEDULED FALL 2020 - CMRS Conference This conference, organized by Geoffrey Symcox (History, UCLA), explores the history and extraordinary art of the Sacri Monti and highlights the contributions of young scholars to this new field of research. The cluster of pilgrimage centers known as the Sacri Monti, or Holy Mountains, in the western...

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Possible Worlds Lecture Series: Danielle Allen

Please join us as we kick off Possible Worlds, a new lecture series presented by the UCLA Division of Humanities and the Berggruen Institute. The series invites some of today’s most imaginative intellectual leaders and creators to deliver talks on the future of humanity. On February 18, we are thrilled to welcome Harvard classicist and...

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XR in the Arts and Humanities: Extended Reality Research Projects and Pedagogy with VR, AR and MR

XR IN THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Extended Reality Research Projects and Pedagogy with VR, AR, and MR This webinar showcases the UCLA XR Initiative (XRI), and projects by its associate faculty in the Arts and Humanities. Working with XR technologies of virtual (VR), augmented (AR), and mixed (MR) realities, their work spans research, performance, app...

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Possible Worlds Lecture Series featuring Alejandro Aravena

How Will We Live Together?   Alejandro Aravena is an architect and founder and executive director of the firm Elemental. His works include the “Siamese Towers” at the Catholic University of Chile and the Novartis office campus in Shanghai. In 2016, the New York Times named Aravena one of the world’s “creative geniuses” who had...

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Academic Research as Comics

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...

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Possible Worlds Lecture: Kim Stanley Robinson

The Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium Fowler Museum

UCLA’s Division of Humanities and the Berggruen Institute present a new lecture in the “Possible Worlds” series, where thought leaders discuss humanity’s future. On November 30, 2021, join acclaimed author Kim Stanley Robinson for Optopia: From Fiction to Action on Climate Change. Professor Ursula K. Heise, Chair of the Department of English at UCLA, will...

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Ken Wissoker, Senior Executive Editor at Duke UP – Publishing in the Pandemic

UCLA, Royce Hall 314, (Conference Room) 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles

Join us for a talk by Senior Executive Editor of Duke University Press, Ken Wissoker. He will speak about publishing in the pandemic, and how to get your first book manuscript published! Please note this event will follow all COVID-19 protocols for indoor masking, and proof of vaccination or negative COVID test in the past...

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Roderick Beaton, “Asia Minor in the Life and Work of George Seferis”


A Celebration of National Poetry Month

In May 1944, at the height of a new crisis facing the Greek government in exile during World War II, which he served as a high-ranking diplomat, George Seferis confided these thoughts to his Alexandrian Greek friend Timos Malanos: ‘It might surprise you if I tell you that the event that has affected me more than anything is the Asia Minor Catastrophe. . . . From the age of 13 I’ve never ceased to be a refugee.’ This talk describes Seferis’s early life in Smyrna and the seaside village of Skala tou Vourla, and the ways in which he came to reflect on both, in later essays and poems. Moving forward to the end of the 1940s, the story resumes when the poet returned to his birthplace while serving in the Greek embassy in Ankara. During this period, traveling widely in Asia Minor, Seferis experienced what he termed a ‘wider Hellenism’, one that encompassed the Hellenistic expansion in the wake of the conquests of Alexander the Great and continued throughout the millennium of the Byzantine Empire. From these later experiences, and the poems, essays, and diaries that he wrote at the time, it emerges that, for Seferis, Asia Minor had become not only his own ‘lost homeland’ and that of his family and more than a million of his contemporaries: it was also the ‘lost homeland’ of Hellenism itself, whose heartland it had been for many centuries.

Roderick Beaton grew up in Edinburgh and studied English Literature at Cambridge, before specializing in Modern Greek studies. For thirty years until his retirement, he held the Koraes Chair of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at King’s College London, and is now Emeritus. Beaton is the author of several books of non-fiction, one novel, and several translations of fiction and poetry, all of them connected to Greece and the Greek-speaking world. He is a four-time winner of the Runciman Award, and his books have been shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Cundill History Prize. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), a Fellow of King’s College (FKC), and Commander of the Order of Honour of the Hellenic Republic. From 2019 to 2021 he served as a member of the Committee “GREECE 2021,” charged by the Greek government with overseeing events commemorating the 200th anniversary of the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821, and from September to December 2021 as A.G. Leventis Visiting Professor in Greek at the University of Edinburgh. His latest book, The Greeks: A Global History, is published by Basic Books (October 2021).

This event will be introduced by Her Excellency Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador of Greece to the United States.

Exclusive poetry reading by renowned Greek actor Stelios Mainas (Tetarti 04:45, Mystikes Diadromes, The island)

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Panayotis (Paddy) League, “Echoes of the Great Catastrophe: Re-Sounding Anatolian Greekness in Diaspora”

Royce Hall 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

In this talk, Dr. Panayotis League explores the legacy of the “Great Catastrophe”—the death and expulsion from Turkey of 1.5 million Greek Christians following the Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922—through the music and dance practices of Greek refugees and their descendants over the last one hundred years. Drawing on original ethnographic research conducted in Greece (on the island...

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Conversation and Book Signing with Daisy Hernandez, Author of The Kissing Bug

Young Research Library Presentation Room (11348) 280 Charles E Young Dr N., Los Angeles, CA

Join us for a conversation and lunch with Daisy Hernández, who will discuss The Kissing Bug and health humanities. A limited number of free copies of The Kissing Bug will be available at the event. Author Bio: Daisy Hernández is the author of The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and...