Humanities

UC Celtic Studies Conference

Published: March 5, 2020

Organized by Joseph Nagy (Harvard/UCLA) and the Celtic Colloquium student group at UCLA. Click here to register to attend this event. No fee. Limited seating. Self-pay parking in lots 2, 3, and 4. Parking information at Parking information at main.transportation.ucla.edu/campus-parking/visitors

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Dross? Dunghills? Or Musical Treasures? Rethinking Collectors and Collections of Seventeenth-Century Pop Songs

Published: February 21, 2020

Annual William & Lois Matthews Samuel Pepys Lecture Angela McShane (Head of Research, Wellcome Collection; Associate Fellow, History, University of Warwick) Pop-music collections are remarkable things: expressing individual taste and evidencing engagement with the products of the music industry, they become nostalgic compilations almost from the first moment of their construction. Judging how far an individual’s…

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Gil Stein

Published: February 13, 2020

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…

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Gil Stein

Published: February 13, 2020

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…

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CMRS Research Workshop

Published: February 11, 2020

“Michael Servetus, his clashes with deans Tagault and Lax, and their serious consequences: his anonymous works from 1538 ahead, and his exile from Spain in 1527” Miguel Gonzalez Ancin (Independent Scholar) This paper examines the medical, grammatical, biblical and poetical works by Michael Servetus – studied by servetian González Echeverría- which were printed anonymously in the…

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California Medieval History Seminar, Winter 2020

Published: February 8, 2020

The Winter 2020 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…

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“Let the Whole World Praise the Saint”: Medieval Songs for St. Nicholas

Published: February 5, 2020

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Mary Channen Caldwell (Assistant Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania). St. Nicholas was unquestionably one of the most popular and accessible saints in medieval Europe, serving as patron saint to everyone from sailors and unmarried women, to clerics, children, and repentant thieves. Due to his role as “everyman’s saint,” Nicholas was,…

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QGRAD: Queer Graduate Conference 2020

Published: January 31, 2020

UCLA’s QGrad: Queer Graduate Student Conference Queering Love: Across Subjectivities, Temporalities, and Decolonial Imaginaries Program to follow. For guaranteed free meals, please RSVP until January 24, 2020.  QGrad is the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. LGBTQ Studies and QGrad invites you to our annual Queer Graduate Conference! This year’s conference will…

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Early History of Africa Symposium: New Narratives for a History of Connections and Brokers

Published: January 30, 2020

This symposium presents an opportunity to think about different methodologies and different ways of writing history when faced with the challenge of sources. Can we still use the traditional narrative within a connected history of brokers, frontiers, and cultural transfers, or should we be thinking about different ways of telling history, developing, for instance, network…

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Amuzegar Lecture Series: Robert Steele

Published: January 30, 2020

Please join the Iranian Studies Program for a lecture by Dr. Robert Steele. Ancient Persia in Pahlavi Politics: The Imperial Celebrations of 1971 and Cultural Policy under the Shah In October 1971, heads of state, political and cultural figures, business leaders, and journalists from around the world came to Persepolis at the invitation of Shah…

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Robert Steele

Published: January 30, 2020

Please join the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World for a lecture by Dr. Robert Steele. Ancient Persia in Pahlavi Politics: The Imperial Celebrations of 1971 and Cultural Policy under the Shah In October 1971, heads of state, political and cultural figures, business leaders, and journalists from around the world came to…

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Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group

Published: January 29, 2020

This academic year (2019-2020), the program in LGBTQ Studies is sponsoring a Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group! If you are a graduate student or a postdoc at UCLA in any department, you are welcome to attend. The group takes up relevant issues including dealing with challenging course content, managing classroom dynamics, being a queer TA in a classroom, balancing…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Ahmad Kiarostami

Published: January 27, 2020

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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QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Work! A Queer History of Modeling” by Elspeth Brown

Published: January 24, 2020

Work! A Queer History of Modeling LGBTQ Studies is pleased to cordially invite you to their second talk of the year-long lecture series QueerCurrent. Prof. Elspeth Brown discusses her recent book Work! A Queer History of Modeling (Duke University Press). Work! traces the queer history of modeling from the rise of photographic modeling in the early 20th…

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Law and Communal Identity in the Early Medieval World

Published: January 23, 2020

CMRS Conference Organized by Jessica Goldberg (History, UCLA) and Luke Yarborough (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA). Click here for the complete conference schedule and additional details >> This conference investigates how law shaped the boundaries of communities in the early medieval period in the Byzantine, Islamic, and European worlds, and how shifting notions of identity and belonging re-shaped…

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