2019 Pourdavoud Center Fall Welcome Reception

Published: October 9, 2019

Please join us for a fall reception at Royce Hall to celebrate the continued success of the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World, the latest addition to the research centers in the Humanities Division. In the company of faculty, our staff, academic affiliates, colleagues, students, and esteemed guests, we shall explore the…

“Respublica Rediviva: Plato and the Guaraní of Paraguay.” | Michael Brumbaugh

Published: October 8, 2019

Looking for Utopia around every corner of the “New World,” 17th and 18th century Europeans saw in the Jesuit-Guaraní Republic of Paraguay an ancient Greek polity nestled deep within the heart of Spanish America. This talk examines the evolution of that European narrative as well as the carefully crafted response that emerged from the Americas…

Chamber Music at the Clark: Horszowski Trio

Published: October 6, 2019

Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” the members of the Horszowski Trio (HorSHOV-ski) met as young musicians. Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival. Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892–1993)….

Hanna Arendt Reads Kafka: A Case Study in the “Immediate Postwar” – A lecture by Amir Engel

Published: October 2, 2019

The UCLA Departments of French & Francophone Studies, Germanic Languages, Italian, and Scandinavian Section presents Hanna Arendt Reads Kafka: A Case Study in the “Immediate Postwar” – A lecture by Amir Engel Dr. Amir Engel is a lecturer at the German department at the Hebrew University, where he first studied philosophy, literature and culture studies….

2019 Department of Comparative Literature Welcome Week Open House

Published: September 25, 2019

Please join the Department of Comparative Literature for its annual Welcome Week Open House! Students from all majors are welcome to come learn about UCLA’s exciting Comparative Literature undergraduate program! The Department offers: GE/Writing II courses Major and minor programs Unique research opportunities Meet new and continuing COM LIT students, faculty and department staff. Light snacks and refreshments will…

LGBTQ Studies Minor 2019 Welcome Week Open House

Published: September 25, 2019

The LGBTQ Studies Program invites you to its Open House event on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 9:30 am – 10:30 in the Lavender Ballroom (Haines Hall A9). In this coming Welcome Week, join students, faculty, staff, and the new Chair, Professor Mitchell Morris for light breakfast and coffee to learn more about the LGBTQ…

Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Ambroise and Friends

Published: August 9, 2019

Ambroise and Friends Ambroise Aubrun, violin Madalyn Parnas Möller, violin Carrie Dennis, viola Cécilia Tsan, cello Assembled especially for the final performance of the 2019 Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival, Ambroise and Friends joins four of Los Angeles’ most talented chamber musicians for a one-time-only concert featuring favorites by Beethoven and Schubert. Described…

Ancient Iran and the Classical World

Published: May 29, 2019

You are invited to attend: Ancient Iran and the Classical World A two-day international symposium jointly hosted by the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World at UCLA & the Getty Research Institute and J. Paul Getty Museum   Wednesday, May 29, 2019 – 306 Royce Hall, UCLA Thursday, May 30, 2019 –…

The Joan Palevsky Lecture in Classics | Angelos Chaniotis

Published: May 16, 2019

The Department of Classics is pleased to present The Joan Palevsky Lecture in Classics. The lecture will be given by Angelos Chaniotis on “The Polis as a Stage: Theatricality and Illusion in the Long Hellenistic Age.” Chaniotis is a Professor of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Text Analysis Research Cluster Meeting: Topic Modeling Projects in Progress

Published: April 3, 2019

2 talks on topic modeling projects in progress: Todd Presner’s talk focuses on topic modeling a multilingual collection of 120 Holocaust survivor testimonies made in 1946 by David Boder (on a wire recorder in Displaced Persons Camps). Dave Shepard will share his topic model of authors writing in English in the first half of the seventeenth century to place Andrew Marvell’s “Horatian Ode” in its broader context and to show that, far from being ambivalent, “Horatian Ode” expresses a subtle, but clear, critique of Cromwell.

The Audacity of Russian Realism: Painting Critically in the 19th Century

Published: March 13, 2019

This seminar will examine the tradition of nineteenth-century Russian realist painting, a tradition which existed primarily from the mid-1840s through the late 1880s and was associated with a range of artistic figures—from the much-celebrated Ilia Repin, to the less well-known figures of Vasilii Perov and Ivan Kramskoi. Russian realist paintings have long been compared to…

“Sincerity out, authenticity in: poetry in quest of trust in times of post-truth”

Published: February 16, 2019

In the first half of the 1990s a new generation of Russian poets, — or a considerable part thereof — found itself facing the challenge of inventing a new way to speak straightforwardly: readily available poetics either wasn’t up to the job or was itself part of the problem. Poetry optics, which emerged at the…

TALK: Leigh Lieberman

Published: February 13, 2019

“All the Small Things: Artifacts in Urban Context” Dr. Leigh Lieberman, Visiting Professor of History and Director of the Digital Research Studio at the Claremont Colleges. In recent years, the study of ancient artifacts has moved beyond straightforward typologies, descriptions, and quantifications. New approaches to the analysis of material culture have drawn attention to the myriad…