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  

Walls An International Conference

Published: November 7, 2019

The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall provides an opportunity to revisit this landmark historical moment, assess the cultural, political, and social transformations that have taken place since reunification, while simultaneously reflecting on these questions at a time when walls are once again being built and contemporary forms of exclusion, division, and…

Love and Empire in Garcilaso de la Vega’s Latin Odes

Published: November 7, 2019

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Professor Jay Reed (Classics and Comparative Literature, Brown University) The Spanish poet Garcilaso de la Vega’s three surviving Latin odes (from around 1532-36) have begun to be studied for the way they—like his much larger Spanish output—juxtapose and intertwine imperial and erotic themes. In both bodies of work there emerges a complex,…

Karmiole Lecture: “Entered for his copy”: Reading the Stationers’ Register

Published: November 7, 2019

Fifteenth Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade —given by Ian Gadd, Bath Spa University The Stationers’ Register is one of the most consulted archival documents of the early modern period. It is also, frankly, one of the least understood. First established in 1557 by the London Stationers’ Company to record the publishing…

Fellowship Workshop for First-Gen Graduate Students

Published: November 6, 2019

Are you a first-gen graduate student? Would you like to learn more about the fellowship process? Join us for cookies and information! When: Wed. Nov. 6th 2:30-4:30PM Where: Boyer Hall 130 RSVP: #gradhack #fellowships #firstgen @uclagraduateschool @ucla_firstgen @firstgengradbruins @ucla_gsrc   To Download Flyer Click Here!

Clapham’s “Narcissus” (1591) and the Isle of the Virgin Queen

Published: November 5, 2019

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Jay Reed (Professor, Classics and Comparative Literature, Brown University) considers John Clapham’s Latin poem Narcissus (published in London in 1591) which heavily embroiders Ovid’s ancient version of the myth with such later European traditions as the allegory of love and the Virgin Queen. This poem of the English Renaissance, as a…

LGBTQS Co-sponsored event- OUTlet: Queer Dialogue

Published: November 4, 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…

Chamber Music at the Clark: Trio Karénine

Published: November 3, 2019

Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Trio Karénine concert seats posts here on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Lottery registration closes on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Trio Karénine Fanny Robilliard, violin Louis Rodde, cello Paloma Kouider,…

California Medieval History Seminar, Fall 2019

Published: November 2, 2019

The Fall 2019 session of the California Medieval History Seminar meets at the Huntington Library to discuss four pre-distributed research papers. Participants are scholars in the field at various stages of their careers. All attendees at the seminar are expected to read the papers in advance and discuss the research. Speakers and paper topics are…

Addressing the Vaccine Crisis: The Digital World, Big Data, and Public Health

Published: November 1, 2019

The World Health Organization has identified vaccine hesitancy as one of the top threats to global health. This one-day symposium, hosted by UCLA faculty from Engineering, Humanities and Public Health, comes amid the growing attention to this potential crisis. We bring together experts from across public health, data science, culture analytics, sociology, and law to…

Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

Published: October 31, 2019

One of the greatest American screenwriters, Ben Hecht was a renaissance man of dazzling sorts—reporter, novelist, playwright, crusader for the imperiled Jews of Hitler’s Europe, and propagandist for pre-1948 Palestine’s Jewish terrorist underground. Whatever the outrage he stirred, this self-declared “child of the century” came to embody much that defined America—and especially Jewish America—in his…

Back to the Future of Al-Andalus: A Poetry Reading and Conversation

Published: October 29, 2019

MacArthur-winning poet and translator Peter Cole will read from his work and talk about the origins and legacy of the hybrid Hebrew poetry of Muslim Spain. Moving between eleventh-century Iberia and twenty-first century Jerusalem and America, Cole will take us into the heart of one of the most vital periods of Jewish literary history, as…

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Research Workshop

Published: October 29, 2019

“Franks that are Acclimatized are Better: Anecdotal History and Everyday Life in Usāma ibn Munqidh’s Kitab al I‘tibar” Gina Lorenz (Graduate Student, French and Francophone Studies, UCLA) In his Kitab al I‘tibar, the warrior, gentleman, and poet Usāma ibn Munqidh (1095-1188) describes Franks as beasts, devils, and friends. He tells tales of epic battles and…

Writing in Different (Disciplinary) Languages: On the Occasion of “The Perils of the One”: Lecture and Discussion with Professor Stathis Gourgouris

Published: October 29, 2019

In honor of the 50th Anniversary Celebration, please join the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature for a lecture and reception on October 28, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in 348 Kaplan Hall. In honor of his new book, The Perils of the One (Columbia University Press, 2019), Stathis Gourgouris (Professor of Classics, English, and…