Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey

Published: November 22, 2019

Beginning in September 1941 and throughout the war, Central Asia and Iran became places of refuge to hundreds of thousands of Jewish and Catholic Polish citizens. Mikhal Dekel, whose father was a child refugee in Tehran, will recount the research and writing process of this epic yet relatively unknown Holocaust story, told in her new…

Shakespeare Among the Boars: Translating Desire in Renaissance Literature

Published: November 21, 2019

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Professor Ivan Lupić (English, Stanford University). “Had I been toothed like him [i.e. the boar],” says Venus in Shakespeare’s 1593 narrative poem, “with kissing him I should have killed him first.” We learn from the rest of the poem that Adonis has been transformed into a flower and that Venus…

“The Latin Poet’s Guide to the Cosmos” Reading and Book Signing with UCLA Lecturer Dr. Susannah Rodriguez Drissi

Published: November 20, 2019

Please join the Department of Comparative Literature on Wednesday, November 20th at 12:00 p.m. for a reading and signing of Dr. Susannah Rodríguez Drissi’s new poetry collection, The Latin Poet’s Guide to the Cosmos. The event will be hosted at Kaplan Hall 348. Special guests include writer, actor, and translator Magdalena Edwards (Clarice Lispector’s The Chandelier),…

Faculty Innovation Luncheon with Matthew Fisher

Published: November 20, 2019

Faculty Innovation Luncheon with Matthew Fisher, Fall 2019 Interested in creating more opportunities for student engagement and collaboration in your courses? EPIC and HumTech are sponsoring a Faculty Innovation Lunch to explore how we can use annotation for students to practice critical response, peer feedback, translation, and creative practice. Attendees will be able to play…

The World in A Box: For a (Curious) History of Virtual Reality

Published: November 20, 2019

CMRS Italian Studies Distinguished Visiting Scholars Lecture This lecture by Professor Massimo Riva (Italian, Brown University) presents a pilot project of the Brown University Digital Publications Initiative, supported by the Mellon Foundation: a digital monograph focused on Italy as an imagined country, and illustrious or forgotten figures from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Italian art, history and culture. Six tales,…

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Research Workshop

Published: November 19, 2019

“Jesuit Pulpits with Wood Sculptures of Africa, America, Asia, and Europe Personifications” Maryanne Horowitz (Professor, History, Occidental College; CMRS Associate) Each CMRS Research Workshop is based on a pre-circulated research paper that the presenter—who may be a CMRS faculty member, associate, affiliate, or graduate student—wishes to discuss with colleagues. All attendees must read the paper under…

LGBTQS Co-sponsored event- OUTlet: Queer Dialogue

Published: November 18, 2019

The Intergroup Dialogue Program (IGD), part of the Bruin Resource Center at UCLA, is facilitating OUTlet: a Queer Dialogue series this academic year. IGD encourages sustained dialogue versus debate or discussion to help individuals explore their own social identities (i.e. gender, race, nationality, dis/ability, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, etc.) and associated positions within the…

Bilingual Lecture Series: Dr. Soroush Dabbagh

Published: November 18, 2019

Please join UCLA Iranian Studies for a Bilingual Lecture Series talk by Dr. Soroush Dabbagh.  He will present his research on Sunday, November 17 at 4:00pm in Dodd Hall 78. This lecture will be in Persian.

“The Scholarly World of Vyacheslav Ivanov: Assessments, Reassessments, Reflections”

Published: November 15, 2019

A Memorial Conference Honoring the Legacy of Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov Friday, November 15, 2019 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM UCLA Faculty Center – Hacienda Room   Conference Program   9:00-9:15 Introductions David Schaberg, Dean, UCLA Division of the Humanities Ronald Vroon, Chair UCLA Dept. of Slavic, E. European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures Brent Vine,…

QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Boys Don’t Cry” By Stephan Pennington

Published: November 15, 2019

Boys Don’t Cry: Historical Empathy, Silence, and the Trans Masculine Soundscape LGBTQ Studies is pleased to introduce and cordially invites you to their first talk of the year-long lecture series QueerCurrent. This talk will look at the role of silence in crafting a racialized trans masculine soundscape within the film Boys Don’t Cry, as well…

Program in Indo-European Studies WeCIEC 2019

Published: November 8, 2019

The Thirty-First Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference will be held on Friday-Saturday November 8-9, 2019, in Royce Hall 314 on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. Invited speakers are Ashwini Deo of the Ohio State University and James Clackson of the University of Cambridge. For more information including the Conference program and abstracts, please visit