Humanities

Annual Edward W. Said Lecture – Dr. Angela Davis

Published: April 14, 2022

“International Solidarity in the Era of Black Lives Matter and Justice for Palestine”   Click here to register for the online lecture   Click here to download the flyer for this lecture   This lecture will be held virtually via Zoom Webinar at 12:00 PM PST on Thursday, April 14, 2022. For more information about…

Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series – Whither the Achaemenid Empire? Towards a New Connected History of Afro-Eurasia in Antiquity

Published: April 13, 2022

The 2022 Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series Featuring Professor Robert Rollinger (University of Innsbruck) The Achaemenid Persian World Empire The series of lectures offers a novel and fresh perspective on one of the largest and most successful empires in world history, namely, the Achaemenid Persian World Empire (sixth to fourth century BCE), the central power…

Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series – An Afro-Eurasian “Hyperpower” and Its Ancient Near Eastern Roots (First Millennium BCE)

Published: April 11, 2022

The 2022 Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series Featuring Professor Robert Rollinger (University of Innsbruck)   The Achaemenid Persian World Empire The series of lectures offers a novel and fresh perspective on one of the largest and most successful empires in world history, namely, the Achaemenid Persian World Empire (sixth to fourth century BCE), the central…

William Marx: “Beyond World Literature”

Published: April 11, 2022

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE LECTURE   About the Lecture World literature or global literature is now taught in many universities around the world. But is the concept of world literature fully satisfactory? Does it not impose limitations on the texts we read, and on the very way we are supposed to read? The…

Bilingual Lecture Series: Latest Developments in Afghanistan and Implications for Iran

Published: April 10, 2022

Latest Developments in Afghanistan and Implications for Iran: A Panel Discussion   Ahmad Nader Nadery Former Chair of Independent Civil Service Commission in Kabul, and Member of the Peace Negotiation Team for Afghanistan The Taliban’s Return to Power and Its Implications for Afghanistan and Iran   Homeira Qaderi Afghan Writer and Women’s Rights Activist, and Radcliffe…

Friends of Ancient History Spring Meeting

Published: April 9, 2022

The Friends of Ancient History is a loose network of faculty and graduate students across south California institutions, who meet a couple of times a year, at one venue or another. On Saturday 9th April we are hosting it here, at UCLA, and the speakers are Lydia Spielberg (UCLA) on “The Emperor’s Words in History and Biography” and…

Iranian Studies: Āvānegār Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Published: April 8, 2022

Āvānegār, a collaborative documentary narrated by Dr. Mohsen Mohammadi (Director of Indo-Persian Music at UCLA) explores the history of transcription of Iranian music, based on decades of research in various archives in Iran, Europe, and the United States. Rare historical documents and sources are presented in the film, and several historical notations of Iranian music…

Bilingual Lecture Series: Shaul Bakhash

Published: April 4, 2022

Book Talk with Shaul Bakhash: The Fall of Reza Shah Monday, April 4, 2022 at 3:00pm Pacific Time via Zoom Lecture in English Registration Required https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tvfAF2NiT8qu6vUxlBoFzA

Borromeo String Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

Published: April 3, 2022

Each visionary performance of the award-winning Borromeo String Quartet strengthens and deepens its reputation as one of the most important ensembles of our time. Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th- and 21st-century composers, the ensemble has been hailed for its…

On Outgroups and Muted Groups: A Conference in Honor of Amy Richlin

Published: April 2, 2022

Professor Amy Richlin will be retiring at the end of the coming academic year. We look forward to celebrating her path-breaking career and reuniting with her many UCLA students at this conference in her honor. The conference will take place on April 2nd in the Legacy Room at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference…

Makriyannis Unplugged – Adapted, Directed and Performed by Yorgos Karamihos

Published: March 27, 2022

Celebrated director and actor Yorgos Karamihos pays tribute to General Yannis Makriyannis, the hero of the 1821 Greek Revolution, in a show that tells the story of a nation in revolt and an individual in the process of self-formation. Adapting selected passages of Makriyannis’ Memoirs, a seminal work of Modern Greek letters, Makriyannis Unplugged renders the Greek hero of the nineteenth century our contemporary, a figure rooted in a local tradition but with a global significance. The work by Karamihos offers a raw theatrical experience that resonates with Makriyannis’ spirit, challenging and enriching our understanding of freedom, community, duty, and creativity.

Chamber Music at the Clark presents: Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio

Published: March 20, 2022

Upon receiving Chamber Music America’s Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award in 2018–an award that recognizes an individual who has provided historic service to the chamber music field–David Shifrin announced the formation of a new trio with the distinguished cellist Peter Wiley, and the rising star pianist Anna Polonsky. The Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio made its debut…

Bilingual Lecture Series: Love at Eighty Film Screening

Published: March 13, 2022

هشتادسالگی و عشق A Film Screening and Panel Discussion of Simin Behbahani: Love at Eighty Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 11:30am Pacific Time via Zoom Film in Persian with English Subtitles Panel in Persian Registration Required https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MkAi-NDfQR-rKKgZQI3kUw

Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin, Conference 2: Nightmares and Resurrections: The Temporalities and Endings of the fin de siècle

Published: March 11, 2022

Friday, March 11–Saturday, March 12, 2022 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. PST each day Presented online via Zoom Meeting Organized by Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), Neil Hultgren (California State University, Long Beach) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis) During  the 2021–22 academic year, the  UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William…

Why (and How) Should a Platonist Laugh at Eros? Humor and Love in the “Symposium”

Published: March 2, 2022

A lecture by Pierre Destrée (Université de Louvain), part of the Winter 2022 CMRS-CEGS Research Seminar, Classics 250, “Eros. Amor. The erotic cultures of the early global world” taught by Professor Giulia Sissa (Political Science and Classics). In all societies and cultures, the erotic experience is complex. It is shaped by norms, habits, emotions and manners of living the body….

From Medieval Afghanistan, “The Most Beautiful of Stories”: Jami’s Yūsuf-u Zulaykhā, a Persian reading group and workshop series

Published: March 2, 2022

The UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies and Musa Sabi Chair in Iranian Studies, in collaboration with the Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Program on Central Asia, invite scholars and graduate students from across the world to participate in the following research program: From Medieval Afghanistan, “The Most Beautiful of Stories”: Jami’s…