Humanities

Themistoklis Aravossitas, “Greek Language Education in North America: New Directions and Challenges” on International Greek Language Day”

Published: February 11, 2023

In celebration of International Greek Language Day, Dr. Themistoklis Aravossitas (University of Toronto) will offer a lecture on teaching the Greek language in North American diaspora contexts. Stay tuned for further details! Dr. Themistoklis Aravossitas teaches Modern Greek language and culture at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies of the Munk School of…

UCLA Graduate Student Conference

Published: January 27, 2023

UCLA Graduate Student Conference 2023 January 27-28, 2023 314 Royce Hall, UCLA Knowing and Knowing Nothing: Learning, Teaching, and Apprenticeship in the Ancient Mediterranean Keynote Address by Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Associate Professor & Chair of Classical Studies at Denison University, “Knowing and Not Knowing Others: Ethnography as an Unreliable Teacher.” This conference will be held…

Polymnia

Published: January 22, 2023

Polymnia, a chamber opera in one act composed by innovative young artist Theodosia Roussos, is the culminating event of a year of activities related to a conflict that resulted in large-scale forced migration across national, regional, and even continental borders. Using preserved family documents and oral interviews, the opera reveals the story of Polymnia Athanasiades…

Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Arash Zeini

Published: January 11, 2023

The Birth of the Abestāg from the Spirit of Philology Scholars have often discussed Zoroastrianism as an ancient Iranian religion that reaches back thousands of years into the middle of the second millennium BCE. For a long time, the idea of monolithic continuity has dominated the scholarly discourse in the study of this religion. While…

Chamber Music at the Clark presents: Los Angeles Piano Trio

Published: January 8, 2023

Los Angeles Piano Trio brings a new level of refinement, emotional depth and artistry to the piano trio repertoire, reflecting the City of Angels’ rich cultural legacy, global impact and vibrant energy. Venerated artists and long-time L.A. residents Fabio Bidini, piano, Margaret Batjer, violin, and Andrew Shulman, cello, founded the chamber ensemble in 2020, building…

Bilingual Lecture Series: Saeed Paivandi

Published: January 8, 2023

The Results of Four Decades of Authoritarian Islamization of Education in Iran Saeed Paivandi Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 11:30am Pacific Time via Zoom Discussion in Persian Registration Required https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B0zjlJHmRb-c38OxE0BdcQ

Angelopoulos Retrospective: The Travelling Players

Published: December 19, 2022

The Travelling Players (O Thiassos) Greece, 1975 A powerful vision of postwar Greek history as experienced by a troupe of actors on perennial tour, The Travelling Players swept the awards at the 1975 Thessaloniki Film Festival and announced Theo Angelopoulos as a major international auteur. A multi-generational ensemble, the players drag themselves and their trunks…

Angelopoulos Retrospective: Ulysses’ Gaze

Published: December 17, 2022

Ulysses’ Gaze (To Vlemma tou Odissea) Greece, 1995 Theo Angelopoulos once confessed to an interviewer, “I would like to believe the world will be saved by the cinema.” Ulysses’ Gaze gives this hope form as a Greek filmmaker known as A (Harvey Keitel) becomes obsessed with finding lost reels of film shot by the Manaki…

My Rembetika Blues

Published: December 10, 2022

Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Mary Zournazi. My Rembetika Blues is a film about the power of music and what makes us human. Rembetika music or the Greek blues is a music of the streets and a music of refugees. The film explores the heart and soul of Rembetika music through peoples’ stories of…

Chamber Music at the Clark presents: Markus Groh

Published: December 4, 2022

Markus Groh gained immediate world attention after winning first prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 1995, the first German to do so. Since then, his unique sound and astonishing technique have confirmed his place among the finest pianists in the world. Sharing the same birthday with Alfred Brendel, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, and Maurizio…

Chamber Music at the Clark presents: Parker Quartet

Published: November 20, 2022

Inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet. Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation, dedicated purely to the sound and depth of their music. The Quartet has appeared at…

Evita Arapoglou, “Asia Minor Hellenism: Heyday – Catastrophe – Displacement – Rebirth”

Published: November 19, 2022

In this lecture, part of the Hellenic Together 4.0 series held in collaboration with the Benaki Museum in Athens, exhibition curator Evita Arapoglou leads us through “Asia Minor Hellenism: Heyday – Catastrophe – Displacement – Rebirth.” RSVP here. This program is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). About the Exhibit Visitors to the exhibition…

Western Ottomanists’ Workshop (WOW) Fall 2022

Published: November 18, 2022

UCLA will be hosting the Western Ottomanists’ Workshop (WOW) hybrid, both in person and online. Organized by CMRS-CEGS faculty member Choon Hwee Koh (UCLA, History) and hosted by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies. Friday, November 18 10383 Bunche Hall (10th floor) & Zoom 1:30pm Registration 2pm Opening Speech – James Gelvin (UCLA) 2:30-3:30pm Panel…

Angelopoulos Retrospective: The Weeping Meadow

Published: November 14, 2022

The Weeping Meadow (To Livadi pou Dakryzei) Greece, 2004 A family history told in wide shot, The Weeping Meadow spans the turbulent decades between 1919 and the end of the Greek Civil War in 1949 as they buffet the lives of Eleni (Alexandra Aidini) and her adoptive brother and lover Alexis (Nikos Poursanidis). Taken in…

Global Humanisms Digital Humanities Forum

Published: November 10, 2022

Organized by Chris Johanson (Classics and Digital Humanities, UCLA) and Zrinka Stahuljak (CMRS-CEGS, UCLA). This workshop will serve as a forum on Digital Humanities research in Cultural Heritage sites. The focus will be on the Eastern Adriatic sites over a long period of time (300-1600). The Eastern Adriatic, with its rich ancient, late antique, medieval…

CMRS-CEGS Research Seminar Public Lecture: Ingrid Rowland

Published: November 9, 2022

“Curzio Inghirami (1614-1655), Forger and Playwright of Volterra” by guest scholar Ingrid Rowland (Architecture, University of Notre Dame). Online with Zoom and in-person in Royce 306. Register to attend in person here. Register to attend on Zoom here. The Fall 2022 CMRS-CEGS Research Seminar is “Picturing Knowledge in Historical Perspective” (Philosophy 206) taught by Professors…