Humanities

Humanities Dialogues Spring 2020

Published: May 29, 2020

Humanities Dialogues Spring 2020 Flyer You are invited to participate in a series of meetings, where you will discover how words/concepts essential to the human experience across cultures have acquired different meanings in different languages due to specific historical, social, political, and cultural contexts. At each meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss one…

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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

Published: May 28, 2020

[Event Canceled Due to Campus Closure] 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…

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[Event Canceled Due to Campus Closure] 7th Annual Michael Henry Heim Memorial Lecture in Translation and Translation Studies

Published: May 12, 2020

[Event Canceled Due to Campus Closure] 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…

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

Published: May 1, 2020

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…

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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

Published: April 30, 2020

[Event Canceled Due to Campus Closure] 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…

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

Published: April 14, 2020

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,…

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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

Published: April 2, 2020

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…

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

Published: March 12, 2020

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…

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Europe- An Uprooted Continent| Lecture by Carsten Jensen

Published: March 10, 2020

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”

Published: March 9, 2020

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…

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Sustaining Visions and Legacies: The Future of Special Collections Libraries

Published: March 7, 2020

–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…

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On Showing: Ulrike Ottinger’s Deictic Gestures| Lecture by Katharina Sykora

Published: March 5, 2020

Lecture by Katharina Sykora Ulrike Ottinger is an internationally-renowned artist whose work has been called a ‘small universal theater’ of its own (kleines Welttheater). Embracing film, photography, theater, and exhibitions, it draws the viewer’s attention to different ways of showing. My presentation will focus on this deictic structure in Ottinger’s work and its presence in…

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