Humanities

Chamber Music at the Clark presents: PUBLIQuartet

Published: June 25, 2022

This special Saturday evening concert will be held outdoors on the Clark Library’s East Lawn. Concert lottery winners are invited to picnic on the grounds prior to the concert and enjoy an open house to explore the historical spaces in the library and a few of our rare book and manuscript holdings. The Clark Library…

Bilingual Lecture Series: Nahid Pirnazar

Published: June 5, 2022

Judeo Persian Writings an original comprehensive collection published in 2021 gives parallel examples in Judeo Persian and Perso Arabic script and their translations into English Most Judeo Persian documents not only reflect the twenty seven centuries of Jewish life in Iran, but they are also a testament to their intellectual, cultural, and socioeconomic conditions The…

Early Modern Explorations: A Conference in Honor of Mary Terrall

Published: June 3, 2022

Presented in-person on the UCLA campus in Royce Hall 314 and livestreamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel   livestream is PDT Organized by Theodore Porter (University of California, Los Angeles) The “Scientific Revolution,” as the first generation of professional historians of science defined it, was set in early modern Europe. It was about rigor and mathematical abstraction, the…

Roundtable: Neoclassic or New Classics? Challenges, Debates, Perspectives

Published: May 31, 2022

Organized and moderated by Professor Giulia Sissa (Classics, Political Science, Comparative Literature – UCLA). Follow this link to register to attend online with Zoom. “Decolonizing Classics” is a novel challenge for scholars in the Humanities and, even more pointedly, for those who study the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. The stake is not merely relevance,…

Neoclassic or New Classics? Challenges, Debates, Perspectives

Published: May 31, 2022

A roundtable organized and moderated by Professor Giulia Sissa (Departments of Political Science, Comparative Literature and Classics, UCLA). “Decolonizing Classics” is a novel challenge for scholars in the Humanities and, even more pointedly, for those who study the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. The stake is not merely relevance, usefulness or epistemic legitimacy, but…

James Uden | The Politics of Pathos in Virgil’s Aeneid

Published: May 23, 2022

Virgil’s particular attention to human suffering has long been identified as a defining aspect of his poetry, but critics have had widely different views on the politics of Virgilian pathos. Is empathy for the defeated in the Aeneid a way of undermining the triumphalist claims of Augustus (e.g. Putnam 1965)? Or does the poem’s famous…

Chamber Music at the Clark presents: Horszowski Trio

Published: May 22, 2022

Giving performances that are “lithe, persuasive” (The New York Times), “eloquent and enthralling” (The Boston Globe), and described as “the most compelling American group to come on the scene” (The New Yorker), the Horszowski Trio has quickly become a vital force in the international chamber music world. Since their debut performance in New York City…

The World of Ancient Iran and the West

Published: May 19, 2022

An International Symposium Convened by M. Rahim Shayegan (University of California, Los Angeles) and  Jeffrey Spier (J. Paul Getty Museum) May 19–20, 2022 | 314 Royce Hall Morning Refreshments: 8:00 am Symposium Begins: 9:00 am The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World and the J. Paul Getty Museum are convening for a…

Erich Gruen | Antisemitism in the Pagan World

Published: May 18, 2022

Co-sponsored with the Center for Religion and the Department of History. This event will be hybrid. To receive an email with the Zoom link to attend remotely, please RSVP at https://religion.ucla.edu/event/antisemitism-in-the-pagan-world/  

Rosa Andújar | Philological Reception and the Repeating Odyssey in the Caribbean

Published: May 16, 2022

This lecture discusses La Odilea by Francisco Chofre, a Cuban prose adaptation of the Odyssey, which refigures both Homer’s heroes as guajiros (peasants) and the ancient epic itself through the adoption of an oral Cuban dialect. My examination first highlights Chofre’s meticulous linguistic transformations, which I consider a model of “philological” reception, as well as the ambiguous and complex relationship…

Bilingual Lecture Series: The Performance of Female Masculinity in Lalehzari Music

Published: May 16, 2022

The Performance of Female Masculinity in Lalehzari Music The Arabic-infused Iranian popular musical genre, Lalehzari (or Kucheh-Bazari), was well liked amongst Iran’s underclass in the last few decades before the 1979 Revolution. In the sixties and seventies, the taste for Lalehzari music clearly indicated a lower social class and was associated by mainstream culture with…

Chowra Makaremi: “Reticular, Thick and Liquid: Europe’s New Borders”

Published: May 16, 2022

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER About the Lecture “Fortress Europe” is not a fortress. The metaphor is useful and successful however, because it points a process which seems self-evident, even if it is far from making sense when we take a closer look: the fact that migration policies have mostly become border policies. European states seek…

Chamber Music at the Clark presents: Ying Quartet

Published: May 15, 2022

The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Now in its third decade, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications. Their performances regularly take place in…

Bilingual Lecture Series: اجراگری مردانگی توسط زنان هنرمند در موسیقی لاله‌زاری

Published: May 15, 2022

اجراگری مردانگی توسط زنان هنرمند در موسیقی لاله‌زاری The Arabic-infused Iranian popular musical genre, Lalehzari (or Kucheh-Bazari), was well liked amongst Iran’s underclass in the last few decades before the 1979 Revolution. In the sixties and seventies, the taste for Lalehzari music clearly indicated a lower social class and was associated by mainstream culture with…

2022 Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Roundtable–Cultivating Space: Land, Literature, and Art of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published: May 13, 2022

Organized by Lindsay Wells and Zach Fruit, Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellows Online Event via Zoom meeting. Please register in advance. “Cultivating Space: Land, Literature, and Art of the Long Nineteenth Century” is presented by the 2022 UCLA Ahmanson-Getty postdoctoral working group, which builds on themes from the 2021-22 Core Program “Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin” hosted by…