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February 2021

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Faculty Speaker Series – Professor Unai Nafarrate

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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8th Latin American & Iberian Film Festival

February 1 @ 8:00 am - March 8 @ 5:00 pm
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Due to the global pandemic, the 8th edition of the annual film festival has been transferred to an online format. This offers a unique possibility of reaching a wider audience while respecting all health regulations. Thus, the five films selected for this edition will be available for streaming for one week following their premiere dates. Xquipi’ Guie’dani  (2019) by Xavi Sala. Mexico. Available from Feb 1 to Feb 8. Perro Bomba (2019) by Juan Cáceres. Chile. Available from Feb 8…

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December 2020

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TALK: Homegoing: The Technology of Living Data and Black Public Mourning in the Age of COVID-19

December 10, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A lecture by Professor Kim Gallon (Purdue University) Registration Required (click here) Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:00pm-5:00pm (PST) Kim Gallon is an Associate Professor of History. Her work investigates the cultural dimensions of the Black Press in the early twentieth century. She is the author of many articles and essays as well as the book, Pleasure in the News: African American Readership and Sexuality in the Black Press (University of Illinois Press, 2020). She currently serves as the inaugural editor…

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March 2020

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UCLA Experimental Humanities workshop on “Humane Infrastructures”

March 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - March 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

UCLA Experimental Humanities workshop on “Humane Infrastructures” Humane Infrastructures brings together 25 leading scholars, experts, artists, university administrators, politicians, and community members to consider and outline how we can build human/humanities-driven capacity to collaboratively critique, imagine, design, and build civic and academic infrastructures at scale. The Program will be structured around: Major challenges (such as homelessness, climate change) and themes (such as AI, ‘smart’ cities, the quantified human, online platforms, the academic lifeworld, innovation logic) A toolbox (including critical making,…

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On Showing: Ulrike Ottinger’s Deictic Gestures| Lecture by Katharina Sykora

March 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Royce Hall 236,

Lecture by Katharina Sykora Ulrike Ottinger is an internationally-renowned artist whose work has been called a ‘small universal theater’ of its own (kleines Welttheater). Embracing film, photography, theater, and exhibitions, it draws the viewer’s attention to different ways of showing. My presentation will focus on this deictic structure in Ottinger’s work and its presence in her figures, scenography, and the compositions of each frame. By showing her way of showing, I want to reflect upon this form of pointing things…

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February 2020

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“East German Art & Memory” by Claas Gutsche

February 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Royce Hall 236,
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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Gil Stein

February 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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Please join the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World for a lecture by Professor Gil Stein. Achaemenids or Persians?  Burials, Material Culture, and Imperial Identities in the Euphrates Valley (5th-4th centuries BCE) The Achaemenid empire was the largest empire in the world in the 5th-4th centuries BCE, encompassing numerous polities and cultural groups within its 20 satrapies. To rule this enormous empire, the Persian elites had to gain the active support of the people they governed to…

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January 2020

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Ahmad Kiarostami

January 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
121 Dodd Hall, 390 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Please join the Iranian Studies Program at UCLA for a Bilingual Lecture Series film screening of Case No. I, Case No. 2. The film and following Q&A with Ahmad Kiarostami will be in Persian.

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November 2019

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Grad Student Workshop: Crafting Your Digital Identity: What you Should Know

November 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rolfe 2118, UCLA
Los Angeles, United States
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This workshop will discuss the role of one’s digital identity in professional development and the job search. The workshop will address the benefits to crafting a digital identity and the means by which to do so. It will answer questions such as: Do I need a website, and if so, what should go on my website? Participants will be provided with tips on what to avoid and helpful hints for successfully representing themselves online. All levels are welcome.

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Dr. Soroush Dabbagh

November 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
78 Dodd Hall, 315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Please join UCLA Iranian Studies for a Bilingual Lecture Series talk by Dr. Soroush Dabbagh.  He will present his research on Sunday, November 17 at 4:00pm in Dodd Hall 78. This lecture will be in Persian.

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Walls An International Conference

November 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Royce Hall room 314, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall provides an opportunity to revisit this landmark historical moment, assess the cultural, political, and social transformations that have taken place since reunification, while simultaneously reflecting on these questions at a time when walls are once again being built and contemporary forms of exclusion, division, and marginalization are in evidence. Actress Susanne Sachsse will join the conference via Skype, director and producer Can Candan’s film Duvarlar-Mauern-Walls will be screened, and scholars…

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Addressing the Vaccine Crisis: The Digital World, Big Data, and Public Health

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
James Bridges Theatre, Melnitz Hall 1409, 235 Charles E Young Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The World Health Organization has identified vaccine hesitancy as one of the top threats to global health. This one-day symposium, hosted by UCLA faculty from Engineering, Humanities and Public Health, comes amid the growing attention to this potential crisis. We bring together experts from across public health, data science, culture analytics, sociology, and law to address the most pressing questions about vaccination resistance and chart a course for future action. This symposium is sponsored by the UCLA Institute for Digital…

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October 2019

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Dr. Kaveh Madani

October 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall,

Please join UCLA Iranian Studies for the first Bilingual Lecture Series talks of the year.  Dr. Kaveh Madani will present his research on Monday, October 28 at 2:00pm in Bunch Hall 10383. This lecture will be in English.

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Dr. Kaveh Madani

October 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
78 Dodd Hall, 315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Please join UCLA Iranian Studies for the first Bilingual Lecture Series talk of the year.  Dr. Kaveh Madani will present his research on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Dodd Hall 78 at 4:00pm. This lecture will be in Persian.  His English lecture will follow on Monday, October 28 at 2:00pm in Bunch Hall 10383.

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2019 Lois E. Matthews Lecture: “Intimate Memories Evoked by Recent Events at the Border”

October 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
royce hall, west lobby, 10745 Dickson Court
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Join us to honor John Rechy with the UCLA Medal To download flyer, please click here!

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Central American Studies Working Group: Welcome Back Mixer

October 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rolfe Hall 1301, 345 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Heimat – A German Mythos: Literature, Politics, and Cultural Plurality in Times of Migration and Nationalism

October 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Royce Hall 236,

The award-winning German writer and translator Michael Kleeberg will reflect on his father’s childhood experiences in postwar Frankfurt to ruminate on the myth of belonging in times of migration. How do we construct the fiction of an immovable time or space from which we come or to which we belong? How do we cope with the reality of moving to a new place or abandoning our home? Kleeberg is the author of numerous novels and essays, including Der Idiot des…

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The Architecture of Doom

October 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lydeen Library, Rolfe 4302, 345 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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September 2019

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Funding workshops for faculty and grad students

September 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rolfe 2118, UCLA
Los Angeles, United States
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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 Manager at the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), will host these workshops to provide an overview of the various funding opportunities. Attendees are…

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April 2019

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UCLA Bilingual Lecture Series with Dr. Ida Meftahi

April 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kaplan 365,

Performing a Nation’s Angels and Princesses: The Female Dancing Subjects of a Century-Old Iranian Nationalist Stage In early twentieth-century Iran, a nationalist-modernist theatrical milieu emerged that meant to educate society through performing arts. While touring companies from neighboring regions showcased new genres of arts on the Iranian stage, the dispersion of ethno-religious minorities in regions added to the Iranian scene new artistic skills in ballet, theatre, and music, as well as female performers who were previously absent in Iranian preforming…

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