Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey

Published: October 1, 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…

Authorship in Persian Painting

Published: October 1, 2019

A Book Discussion with Lamia Balafrej (UCLA), Margaret S. Graves (Indiana University), Domenico Ingenito (UCLA), and Kishwar Rizvi (Yale University) Margaret Graves (Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Indiana…

Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures

Published: October 1, 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…


Published: September 28, 2019

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Medieval & Renaissance Studies Research Workshop

Published: September 27, 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…

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Research Workshop

Published: September 27, 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…

2019 Pourdavoud Center Fall Welcome Reception

Published: September 16, 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…

2019 Department of Comparative Literature Welcome Week Open House

Published: September 11, 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:…

LGBTQ Studies Minor 2019 Welcome Week Open House

Published: September 11, 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…

Chamber Music at the Clark: Trio Karénine

Published: September 10, 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…

“Ornament of the World” Film Screening

Published: August 23, 2019

Please click here to register to attend. No fee. limited seating. The Ornament of the World tells a story from the past that’s especially timely today: the story of a remarkable…

The Future of al-Andalus

Published: August 23, 2019

This talk is based on Professor Calderwood’s current book project, which examines representations of al-Andalus (medieval Muslim Iberia) in contemporary literature, film, television, music, and tourism. Eric Calderwood is an Associate…

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

Published: August 23, 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…