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May 2020

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[Event Canceled Due to Campus Closure] QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Facsimile: Gaysian Intimacy in the Art Work of Tommy Kha” by Hoang Tan Nugyen

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

LGBTQ Studies cordially invites you to their next lecture series QueerCurrent event. Nguyen Tan Hoang is a videomaker and film​ and ​media scholar. His short experimental videos include Forever Bottom!, ​PIRATED!, K.I.P, ​and ​I Remember Dancing. His videos have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Getty in Los Angeles, and the Pompidou Center in Paris. He is the author of A View from the Bottom: Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation (Duke UP, 2014) and articles…

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“Arte y disidencia en El Salvador. Artivismo como respuesta a las políticas de represión estatal”

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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“Life After the BA” Presented by GOAL

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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[Event Canceled Due to Campus Closure] 7th Annual Michael Henry Heim Memorial Lecture in Translation and Translation Studies

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kaplan Hall 193, CA United States + Google Map

Please join the Departments of Comparative Literature and Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures on Monday, May 11th at 5:00 p.m. for a lecture from Professor Maureen Freely, University of Warwick, entitled, “DRAGOMAN: Translators in the World.” This event is part of the 7th Annual Michael Henry Heim Memorial Lecture in Translation and Translation Studies. The lecture will take place at Kaplan Hall 193 and a light reception will follow. Please RSVP for the event at this link. The…

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April 2020

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POSTPONED – Virtual Classrooms and Mercantile Mischief in Shakespeare’s England

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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TO BE RESCHEDULED FALL 2020 - CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Professor Susan Phillips (English, Northwestern University). What happens when the schoolmaster is banished from the early modern classroom? The popular vernacular textbooks that flooded the European market in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries posed precisely this question when they claimed—on title pages and in prefatory material—not simply to stand in for the schoolmaster, but to displace him altogether. Most were practical how-to guides that offered entertaining dialogues and real-world…

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[Event Canceled Due to Campus Closure] QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “The Gay Second Generation: How Sexuality Shapes the Trajectories of Queer Sons of Immigrants” by Anthony Ocampo

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

LGBTQ Studies cordially invites you to their next lecture series QueerCurrent event. Over the past two decades, researchers have produced thousands of studies on Latinx and Asian American children of immigrants, better known as the immigrant second generation. These studies have highlighted how structural, neighborhood, race, and cultural factors have facilitated divergent mobility trajectories for the contemporary second generation. Notably absent from these studies are the experiences of LGBTQ children of immigrants. Drawing on interviews with 63 Filipino and Latino…

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

April 18
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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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 Italian Alps, is attracting increasing scholarly attention. In part this is because in 2003 they were named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in recognition…

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SWALLT @ UCLA, April 17-18, 2020

April 17 - April 18

Southwest Association For Language Learning Technology - SWALLT 2020 Conference Upcoming conference: April 17-18, 2020 @ UCLA  Click here for more Info SWALLT is a volunteer organization dedicated to assisting those involved with any area of language learning and the use of technology. Many of our members supervise language or computer labs in addition to language teaching duties. Others of us provide technical support or are engaged in the development of technology-based language products. In a field where rapid change…

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POSTPONED – Spatial Grammars: The Union of Art and Writing in the Painted Books of Aztec Mexico

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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TO BE RESCHEDULED - Annual Armand Hammer Art History Lecture This lecture by Elizabeth Hill Boone (Art History, Tulane), focuses on the painted books of Aztec Mexico, sixteenth-century documents that some people consider to be works of Art and others consider to contain Writing.  The talk thus explores that place where our Western conceptions of Art and Writing come closest together. The Aztecs and their neighbors conceptualized writing and image-making as a single cultural category, one that involved a nonverbal…

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CANCELED – “Gender, Architecture and Erasure in the Fifteenth-Century Andes”

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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CANCELED - CMRS Research Workshop Stella Nair (Professor, Art History, UCLA) Women played critical roles throughout Andean History. Yet gender biases set forth in the Iberian colonization of the Andes and continued by scholars have silenced and effectively erased women’s roles in designing, constructing, and giving meaning to the Inca built environment. In this paper, Nair explores how surviving written and material records can provide critical clues to the ways in which indigenous women defined space and place in the…

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(Event Cancelled due to Campus Closure ) QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Documenting the Erotic Traces of Suicide and the Golden Gate Bridge” by Yetta Howard

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall, 10945 Dickson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Event Cancelled due to Campus Closure LGBTQ Studies cordially invites you to their next lecture series QueerCurrent event. This talk explores the Golden Gate Bridge as a queer memorial to the suicidal subjects who have jumped to their deaths from it. Drawing on archival, auditory, and visual documentation practices including Jenni Olson’s experimental documentary on the subject, Howard investigates the Bridge as a darkly erotic site of physical-ephemeral encounter. Yetta Howard is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and…

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March 2020

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Reassessing the Portuguese Colonial Past: New Scholarly Perspectives and Political Activism

March 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lydeen Library, Rolfe 4302, 345 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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End of the Quarter Party

March 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Lydeen Library, Rolfe 4302, 345 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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“A Journey Through Brazilian Music” a Concert-Lecture hosted by Sérgio Mielniczenko

March 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCLA Arts Council Amphitheater at the Fowler Museum,
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(EVENT CANCELED) “I grow old… I grow old…”: Yankev Glatshteyn, T.S. Eliot, and the Yiddish Poetics of Old Age

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
UCLA, Royce Hall 314, (Conference Room), 340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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We at the Leve Center are carefully monitoring UCLA’s policies regarding COVID-19 Coronovirus.  We ask for your patience as we adjust our schedule:  some Leve Center events will likely be cancelled due to guests’ travel restrictions.  All updates will be shared as quickly as possible via our weekly email blast and our website. Latest updates: www.cjs.ucla.edu/event-list-classic

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CANCELED – “Hypnerotomachia Poliphili” (1499) and the Architecture of Dreams

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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CANCELED - Demetra Vogiatzaki, History of Architecture, Harvard University 2020 UCLA Ahmanson Research Fellow This presentation investigates the continuum of dreams and architecture staged in Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, a 1499 publication that exerted significant influence in art and architecture for more than two centuries. Published by the press of Aldo Manuzio, the bizarre narrative of Hypnerotomachia unfolds in a series of imaginary worlds dreamed up by the protagonist and is accompanied by 172 woodcuts, most of them illustrating monuments whose designs…

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(EVENT CANCELED) The Italian Executioners: Italy and the Holocaust, 1943-45

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
UCLA, Royce Hall 314, (Conference Room), 340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, 90095 United States
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We at the Leve Center are carefully monitoring UCLA’s policies regarding COVID-19 Coronovirus.  We ask for your patience as we adjust our schedule:  some Leve Center events will likely be cancelled due to guests’ travel restrictions.  All updates will be shared as quickly as possible via our weekly email blast and our website. Latest updates: www.cjs.ucla.edu/event-list-classic

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Europe- An Uprooted Continent| Lecture by Carsten Jensen

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Globalization, populism on the rise, a so called refugee-crisis, Brexit, Europe is undergoing dramatic political changes, the European Union might end up falling apart or be politically paralyzed. So what is the future of Europe? Lunch will be provided.

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UCLA Experimental Humanities workshop on “Humane Infrastructures”

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - March 10 @ 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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Sustaining Visions and Legacies: The Future of Special Collections Libraries

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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–conference organized by Anna Chen (Head Librarian, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA) and Johanna Drucker (Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies, UCLA) How will special collections libraries be sustained in the near and long-term future? Issues of sustainability touch every aspect of library activity—collections development, resource allocation, ethical issues in balancing priorities and juggling professional practices, the use of digitization, programming and outreach, and the changing needs of scholars. These and other topics are central to thinking forward, creating a…

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