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Central American Studies Working Group: Welcome Back Mixer

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rolfe Hall 1301, 345 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Leonardo da Vinci, Inventing the Future: Flight, Automata, Art, Anatomy, Biomorphism

October 18 - October 19
UCLA California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI), 570 Westwood Plaza, Building 114
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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On May 2, 1519, a great mind was extinguished. Leonardo da Vinci, polymath and true genius of the Renaissance left this world. Recognized as unique and special in his own time as well as our own, Leonardo’s paintings were highly sought after and his skills in engineering and hydrodynamics placed him in a category apart from his fellow artists. His private notebooks on scientific, anatomical, and engineering studies reveal a gifted endlessly enquiring mind that has caught the imagination of…

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Leve Center Open House Celebration

October 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
UCLA Fowler Museum,

Join us as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary at our Open House. Meet the Leve Center’s faculty affiliates, staff, graduate students, and scholarship recipients and learn about our diverse projects and programs.

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Authorship in Persian Painting

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bunche 10383,

A Book Discussion with Lamia Balafrej (UCLA), Margaret S. Graves (Indiana University), Domenico Ingenito (UCLA), and Kishwar Rizvi (Yale University) Margaret Graves (Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Indiana University), Domenico Ingenito (Assistant Professor of Classical Persian, UCLA), and Kishwar Rizvi (Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Yale University) will discuss The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting (Edinburgh University Press, 2019), recently published by Lamia Balafrej (Assistant Professor of the Arts of the Islamic World, UCLA). This book…

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Comparative Literature in a Relational World: A Lecture by UCLA Professor Shu-mei Shih

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Herbert Morris Humanities Seminar Room, Royce Hall 306, 340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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In honor of the 50th Anniversary Celebration and our Fall Welcome, please join the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature for a lecture and reception on October 15, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. in Royce Hall 306 (the Herbert Morris Humanities Seminar Room. Professor Shu-mei Shih (Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Asian Languages and Culture, and the Department of Asian American Studies) will be delivering a lecture on “Comparative Literature in a Relational World.” The lecture will be from…

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My Favorite Suicide by Mickaël de Oliveira

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lydeen Library, Rolfe 4302, 345 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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COMEDIA SLAM 2019

October 12 @ 12:30 pm - October 13 @ 3:30 pm
CHARLES E. YOUNG GRAND SALON, KERCKHOFF HALL,

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Metamorphosis and the Environmental Imagination from Ovid to Shakespeare

October 11 - October 12
314 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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CMRS Conference Narratives of metamorphosis, from human into other living and mineral forms, have long provided an important tool for thinking through the complexities of our relationship with the world around us. From Ovid to David Cronenberg, thinkers and artists have used the trope of physical transformation to figure the ways in which human and non-human agencies have evolved from and adapted to one another in a relationship characterized by fluctuating perceptions of friction and symbiosis, distance and proximity. This…

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Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Open House

October 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall 314,

You are invited to join CMRS Director Zrinka Stahuljak and the Center’s staff for the annual Open House celebrating the start of the new academic year. This is the Center’s 57th year of promoting interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies related to the years 600-1600 C.E. Please visit with and meet professors, students, colleagues, and friends who share scholarly interests. Find out more about the programs, fellowships, grants, and publications pertaining to Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA. No fee. Limited seating.…

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Uma Mulher Limpa: Investigações Sobre a Mulher E A Poesia by Angélica Freitas

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lydeen Library, Rolfe 4302, 345 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Kanner Lecture Series: “Luminous Images, Hidden in the Senses: Cultivating Cosmic Perception.”

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kaplan Hall 193, 415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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2019 Pourdavoud Center Fall Welcome Reception

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
306 Royce Hall, UCLA + Google Map

Please join us for a fall reception at Royce Hall to celebrate the continued success of the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World, the latest addition to the research centers in the Humanities Division. In the company of faculty, our staff, academic affiliates, colleagues, students, and esteemed guests, we shall explore the growth of the Center’s philosophy, programs, fellowships, and grants.  Light refreshments will be served. The event will be held on the terrace of Royce 306. …

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Oficina de Descrita by Angélica Freitas

October 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rolfe Hall 1301, 345 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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“Respublica Rediviva: Plato and the Guaraní of Paraguay.” | Michael Brumbaugh

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dodd Hall 248, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Looking for Utopia around every corner of the “New World,” 17th and 18th century Europeans saw in the Jesuit-Guaraní Republic of Paraguay an ancient Greek polity nestled deep within the heart of Spanish America. This talk examines the evolution of that European narrative as well as the carefully crafted response that emerged from the Americas in the form of a treatise comparing the Guaraní way of life with Plato’s Republic and Laws. Penned by a professor of rhetoric who had lived among…

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

October 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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 Heritage Present and Future: A Benedictine Monk’s Long View,” on Monday, October 7, at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., at 7:30 p.m. The lecture…

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Live stream watch party: 2019 NEH Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities: “Cultural Heritage Present and Future: A Benedictine Monk’s Long View”

October 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Learning Lab @Rolfe 2118,

Father Columba Stewart Named the 2019 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities Scholar of early Christianity and preserver of endangered ancient manuscripts to speak on “Cultural Heritage Present and Future: A Benedictine Monk’s Long View” WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 18, 2019) — 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. The lecture is…

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Heimat – A German Mythos: Literature, Politics, and Cultural Plurality in Times of Migration and Nationalism

October 7 @ 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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Chamber Music at the Clark: Horszowski Trio

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” the members of the Horszowski Trio (HorSHOV-ski) met as young musicians. Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival. Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892–1993). The Trio takes inspiration from Horszowski’s musicianship, integrity, and humanity. Like Horszowski, the Trio presents repertoire spanning the traditional and the contemporary. The Horszowski Trio’s…

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A Reading and Conversation with Maxim Osipov, Author of Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Other Stories

October 4 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
348 Kaplan Hall, 415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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2019 Welcome Back Reception

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rolfe Hall 4302,

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