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July 2019

Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: iPalpiti Soloists

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Powell Rotunda Library, 405 N. Hilgard
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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iPalpiti Soloists, presented by iPalpiti Artists International Azer Damirov, violin Lorenzo Mazzamuto, violin Samuel Nebyu, violin Semyon Promoe, violin Midori Maruyama, viola Agnieszka Podłucka, viola Egor Antonenko, cello Sevak Avanesyan, cello The iPalpiti Orchestra, founded by Eduard Schmieder in 1991, became the flagship ensemble of iPalpiti Artists International. iPalpiti’s humanitarian mission of cultural exchange succeeded in creating a truly universal network of more than 200 artists from all over the world. This network promotes international and cultural understanding through music.…

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Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Hausmann Quartet

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Powell Rotunda Library, 405 N. Hilgard
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Hausmann Quartet Isaac Allen, violin Bram Goldstein, violin Angela Choong, viola Alex Greenbaum, cello Hailed as “an accomplished young foursome with a luscious sound and an experimental bent” (Repeat Performances), the Hausmann Quartet was formed in 2004 and has since come to be known for its powerful, dynamic performances and commitment to community engagement. Named for the eminent 19th-century German cellist, Robert Hausmann, the quartet has established itself as an integral part of the cultural life of Southern California as…

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May 2019

Wars of Words: Conflict/ing Narratives, Myth, and Folklore

May 31 - June 1
Royce Hall 314,

This conference explores representations of conflict in popular narratives, myth and folklore, with emphasis on the reciprocal relationship between social antagonisms—individual, local, or international—and the stories that help process, shape, or perpetuate them. Drawing on a variety of literary sources including ancient epics, Anglo-Saxon poetry and medieval romance, Celtic mythology, and early modern drama, as well as premodern medical and natural-scientific materials, speakers explore folkloric materials that depict literal clashes between nations, groups, or individuals, as well as more abstract…

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“Cannibal Eros Sex, Gender and Fantasy in Erotic Myths from the Amazon” Lecture by Eliane Robert Moraes

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
11360 Charles E. Young Research Library, 280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Free

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Multicultural Performance Night (2019)

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
314 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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May 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 314 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Ct Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States + Google Map MULTICULTURAL PERFORMANCE NIGHT A SHOWCASE OF DIVERSITY & TALENT WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019 6 – 8 PM 314 ROYCE HALL Information regarding tryouts is forthcoming. This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

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Slavic Multicultural Performance Night (2019)

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
314 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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MULTICULTURAL PERFORMANCE NIGHT A SHOWCASE OF DIVERSITY & TALENT WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019 6 – 8 PM 314 ROYCE HALL Information regarding tryouts is forthcoming. This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

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Ancient Iran and the Classical World

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
306 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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You are invited to attend: Ancient Iran and the Classical World A two-day international symposium jointly hosted by the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World at UCLA & the Getty Research Institute and J. Paul Getty Museum   Wednesday, May 29, 2019 – 306 Royce Hall, UCLA Thursday, May 30, 2019 – Getty Villa, VN 113-114   Click here to download the full schedule. Please RSVP to Marissa Stevens at stevensma@humnet.ucla.edu

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Brazil at UCLA: Reflections and Projections with Larry Lauerhass, his Colleagues, and Friends

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Faculty Center, Redwood Room,
Free

José Luiz Passos Professor, Spanish and Portuguese Director of the Center of Brazilian Studies and Ambassador Márcia Loureiro Consul General of Brazil in Los Angeles cordially invite you to Brazil at UCLA: Reflections and Projections with Larry Lauerhass, his Colleagues, and Friends Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served UCLA Faculty Center, Redwood Room Map RSVP by May 17 to Yarell Castellanos ycastellanos@support.ucla.edu (310) 825-0913 Download Flyer here 

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Book Talk by Nile Green: The Persianate World

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
314 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Copies of the book will be available for sale from the ASUCLA Bookstore at this event. To RSVP, please click here.

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“Religious Revolution and the Rewriting of Cultural History” – Talk with James Simpson

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
193 Humanities,

2018-2019 Kanner Series When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:00pm Where: 193 Kaplan Hall — James Simpson is Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English at Harvard University (2004-). Educated at the universities of Melbourne and Oxford, he was formerly Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Cambridge. His most recent books are: Reform and Cultural Revolution, being volume 2 in the Oxford English Literary History (Oxford University Press, 2002); Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and its Reformation Opponents (Harvard University Press, 2007); and Under…

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Avant-Garde and Primitivism in 1920’s Latin America

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bunche Hall 11372,
Free

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Beastly Imagery in the Medieval World

May 19
Dodd Hall 248,

CMRS/Getty Conference This symposium (held in conjunction with the special exhibition Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World at the J. Paul Getty Museum May 14-August 18, 2019) showcases new research on animals in medieval visual culture. The focus of the exhibition is the bestiary, perhaps the most important source of information about animals in the period. The animal stories and images contained within the bestiary served as inspiration for public sermons, daily reading for the religious, and…

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The Joan Palevsky Lecture in Classics | Angelos Chaniotis

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fowler Museum Courtyard,

The Department of Classics is pleased to present The Joan Palevsky Lecture in Classics. The lecture will be given by Angelos Chaniotis on “The Polis as a Stage: Theatricality and Illusion in the Long Hellenistic Age.” Chaniotis is a Professor of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

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Armenian Liturgical Chant: Historic Elements for the Future

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Royce Hall 314,

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture The perpetuation of Armenian liturgical chant was ensured over the centuries by a subtle relationship between the written and the oral transmission. The vulnerability of both brings up essential questions: what were the characteristics of the notation systems and of the oral transmission system which kept this singing tradition alive? How did this work especially among the cantor groups in cities and towns? Being at the same time an "insider" and a researcher on this…

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El Desencanto!

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Darren Star Theater (Melnitz Hall 1422), 225 Charles E Young Dr E
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Free

Please join us on Thursday, May 9, at 7:30 pm in the fabulous Darren Star Screening Room (Melnitz 1422) for a special, one-night screening of Spanish director Jaime Chavarri's 1976 cult documentary, El desencanto (The Disenchantment)! The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Center for European and Russian Studies, and the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media. Aaron Shulman, author of the new bookThe Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain's Most Notorious…

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6th Annual Michael Henry Heim Memorial Lecture

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
314 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages & Cultures  and the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature  invite you to attend the 6th Annual Michael Henry Heim Memorial Lecture featuring  “Epic Foolishness: Translating Epic Poetry for the 21st Century” (tentative) by BILL JOHNSTON Professor of Comparative Literature Indiana University Bloomington Bill Johnston has published over thirty book-length translations from the Polish, including poetry, prose, and drama. His awards include the Best Translated Book Award, the PEN Translation Prize,…

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“Meta-Metrics” – Talk with Yopie Prins

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
193 Humanities,

2018-2019 Kanner Series When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:00pm Where: 193 Kaplan Hall — Yopie Prins is Irene Butter Collegiate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Victorian Sappho (Princeton, 1999) and Ladies’ Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy (Princeton, 2017), and co-editor of The Lyric Theory Reader: A Critical Anthology (Johns Hopkins, 2014) and Dwelling in Possibility: Women Poets and Feminist Critics (Cornell, 1997). She is currently completing a book entitled Voice Inverse:…

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Work-In-Progress Presentation

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kaplan Hall 250,
Free

The Early Modern Research Group invites you to attend work-in-progress sessions by Ph.D. students Karime Parodi and Robin Kello on Tuesday, May 7 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Kaplan 250. Karime Parodi will present “A Father Against His Daughter on Marriage Choice: An 1823 Rapto Trial in Chile” Robin Kello will present “Bernardine’s Straw: An Essay on Shakespeare and Early Modern Incarceration” Your feedback is welcome as part of the collaborative discussion following each presentation. Light refreshments will be served. Full details are on…

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Landscapes of St. Gregory: Topography and Sanctity in Medieval Italy

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Royce Hall 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Alison Locke Perchuk gves a work-in-progress presentation of an interdisciplinary study of the art, architecture, and landscapes of Benedictine monasteries in central Italy, VI–XII c., including Montecassino, Sacro Speco at Subiaco, and Sant’Eutizio at Norcia, largely destroyed by earthquakes in 2016–17. The project’s methodological contribution is to bring ecocriticism into dialogue with art history, positioning landscape as protagonist in the construction of sanctity in the medieval Latin West and examining the ways in which monastic art and architecture established, communicated,…

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California Medieval History Seminar, Spring 2019

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Huntington Library, Seaver Classrooms 1 & 2, 1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, CA 91108 United States
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The Winter 2019 session of the California Medieval History Seminar meets at the Huntington Library to discuss four pre-distributed research papers. Participants are scholars in the field at various stages of their careers. All attendees at the seminar are expected to read the papers in advance and discuss the research. Speakers and paper topics are announced by e-mail. Click here for additional information about the seminar. The papers under discussion will be announced. Advance registration is required. Participants must be graduate students…

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