Humanities

Of Bridges: a Poetic and Philosophical Account by Thomas Harrison | Book Launch

Published: May 28, 2021

In conversation with Professors Marjorie Perloff of Standford and Christy Wampole of Princeton. A rich compendium of literary, architectural, and musical figurations, Harrison’s Of Bridges gives a panoramic account of diverse meanings of bridges in seemingly unrelated times and places, questioning why they are built and where they lead. It examines bridges of thought and art, bridges as flash…

Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Published: May 27, 2021

Graduate Student conference organized by the UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Student Association (MEMSA). The global medieval and early modern world (broadly considered, c. 900-1750) underwent myriad profound changes, from devastating famines, plagues, and wars to an increased entanglement of the continents, economic transformations, and technological and scientific developments. These changes were often accompanied by…

Amazônia, The Awakening of Florestania

Published: May 26, 2021

Watch the film from May 12 – 26, 2021 at uclabrazilianfilmseries.eventive.org Register for the live Q&A event via portugueseatucla.com or international.ucla.edu To download flyer, please click here.

Philomela at the Fin de Siècle

Published: May 21, 2021

Presented by Tara Thomas, 2020–21 Karmiole Fellow Tara Thomas is the recipient of the 2020–21 Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship. This one-month fellowship, established through the generosity of Kenneth Karmiole, is available to all graduate students for research at the Clark Library, using archival and printed book materials, on any subject. In this talk,…

Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Almut Hintze

Published: May 21, 2021

The Yasna Ritual in Performance Up to the present day Zoroastrian priests perform a millennia old ritual, the Yasna, in which the recitation of ancient Avestan texts accompanies the performance of ritual actions. Using new visual source material of images and film clips, this lecture discusses the performance of the Yasna and its significance for…

Beholding Beauty: Sa’di of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry

Published: May 20, 2021

New Book Salon Author Domenico Ingenito (Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA) with discussants Lara Harb (Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University) and Marisa Galvez (Associate Professor of French and Italian and, by courtesy, of German Studies, Stanford University) Beholding Beauty: Sa’di of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in…

Professional Development Roundtable: Job Market Stories

Published: May 19, 2021

We are very happy to announce that our last event of the year, Professional Development Roundtable: Job Market Stories, will take place on Tuesday of week 8 (May 18) from 6-8 PM PST on our regular Zoom ID (91615121893). Please, join our (ex) colleagues Laura Muñoz, María Teresa Monroe, and Alejandro Ramírez in an informal conversation in which…

Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark: Jupiter String Quartet

Published: May 16, 2021

Presented online via Zoom Webinar Join us for an exclusive online event featuring a concert performed by the Jupiter String Quartet just for our audience, followed by a live Q & A with the musicians moderated by Bruce Whiteman, Clark Librarian Emeritus. Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions via Zoom Q&A. Jupiter String…

Labor, Collection, Speculation: Edward Bancroft and the Forms of New World Narrative

Published: May 14, 2021

Cristobal Silva (UCLA) Southern California Eighteenth-Century Group Talks The Southern California Eighteenth-Century Group meets quarterly to discuss literary, historical, and cultural matters from 1660 to the early nineteenth century. Drawing on the vibrant eighteenth-century community in Los Angeles, the group invites a scholar who is visiting the Huntington or the Clark Library, or a faculty…

Print, Play, Mobility

Published: May 13, 2021

  Presented by Ting Chang (University of Nottingham) and Isabelle Masse (University of California, Los Angeles) The event is organized by Professor Bronwen Wilson and moderated by Professor Zirwat Chowdhury, UCLA Department of Art History. This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All registrants will receive instructions via…

Signs of Sex: Comparative Semiotics of Virginity in the Greco-Roman, Jewish and Christian Worlds

Published: May 13, 2021

CMRS Conference Organized by Giulia Sissa, Professor of Political Science and Classics, UCLA Virginity can be defined as a condition of sexual integrity, more specifically as the inexperience of full intercourse. This condition concerns mostly women before heterosexual coition. It involves corporeal, social, moral and emotional aspects. In modern Western anatomy, a thin piece of…

Professional Development Roundtable: The Job Market Dossier

Published: May 12, 2021

Please, be invited to our professional development roundtable on the job market dossier. Professors Arroyo, Marturano, and van Delden will answer all of your questions about the documents you need to submit in your job applications. Join via Zoom: Zoom ID: 916 1512 1893 Please, sign up and send your questions to the panel here. To download…

Pourdavoud Center Workshop: Udjahorresnet’s Egypt

Published: May 7, 2021

Udjahorresnet’s Egypt: The Crossroads of Conquest and Identity under Achaemenid Rule The concept for this workshop was inspired by the open access volume, Udjahorresnet and His World (JAEI 26, 2020), which contextualizes the life of Udjahorresnet, an elite politician and chief physician of Egypt’s 26th and 27th Dynasties in the 6th century BCE.  His career…

Slavery’s Archive in the Premodern World

Published: May 7, 2021

CMRS Workshop Organized by Lamia Balafrej, Assistant Professor, Arts of the Islamic World, UCLA Department of Art History Slavery is often equated with archival lack and erasure, an assumption perhaps inherited from the study of the Atlantic slave trade but which might not hold for the premodern world. For one thing, in the medieval Mediterranean for example, people…