Humanities

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

42nd Annual UC Celtic Studies Conference

Published: March 5, 2020

Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Celtic Colloquium, the Department of English, Dean David Schaberg and the Humanities Division, the Program in Indo-European Studies, and the Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board. THURSDAY, MARCH 5 | UCLA ROYCE 314 2:00 Welcoming Remarks SESSION I – Chair: Joseph Nagy…

Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series

Published: March 2, 2020

The Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series presentations at UCLA, which has a counterpart at the Collège de France, are delivered by a distinguished scholar whose work has impacted the study of the Iranian Civilization.  Each biennial lecture series consists of four to five lectures on a single theme that is elaborated and amplified into a monograph. …

QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Dancing #BlackDeathMatters” by Shanté Smalls

Published: February 28, 2020

Dancing #BlackDeathMatters: Transness, Femmness, and Public Protest LGBTQ Studies cordially invites you to their lecture series QueerCurrent. This talk takes seriously the work that Black dance can do as both public protest against State violence and as an aesthetic performance of Black aliveness. It will also discuss how dance interrupts and revises possibilities for living…

Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group

Published: February 26, 2020

This academic year (2019-2020), the program in LGBTQ Studies is sponsoring a Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group! If you are a graduate student or a postdoc at UCLA in any department, you are welcome to attend. The group takes up relevant issues including dealing with challenging course content, managing classroom dynamics, being a queer TA in a classroom, balancing…

Contested Foundations: Commemorating the Red Letter Year of 1619, Conference 2: “Burgesses to be chosen in all places”: Representative Governance Takes Hold on British Claimed Soil

Published: February 21, 2020

—conference organized by Brenda E. Stevenson (University of California, Los Angeles) and Sharla M. Fett (Occidental College) The year 1619 was designated as the red-letter year in Virginia, the first permanent colony in British North America, for three reasons—it marked the beginning of a representative government; the arrival of captive African laborers; and the initiation…