Humanities

QGRAD: Queer Graduate Conference 2020

Published: January 31, 2020

UCLA’s QGrad: Queer Graduate Student Conference Queering Love: Across Subjectivities, Temporalities, and Decolonial Imaginaries See the Program for details. For guaranteed free meals, please RSVP until January 24, 2020.  QGrad is the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. LGBTQ Studies and QGrad invites you to our annual Queer Graduate Conference! This year’s conference…

Early History of Africa Symposium: New Narratives for a History of Connections and Brokers

Published: January 30, 2020

This symposium presents an opportunity to think about different methodologies and different ways of writing history when faced with the challenge of sources. Can we still use the traditional narrative within a connected history of brokers, frontiers, and cultural transfers, or should we be thinking about different ways of telling history, developing, for instance, network…

Amuzegar Lecture Series: Robert Steele

Published: January 30, 2020

Please join the Iranian Studies Program for a lecture by Dr. Robert Steele. Ancient Persia in Pahlavi Politics: The Imperial Celebrations of 1971 and Cultural Policy under the Shah In October 1971, heads of state, political and cultural figures, business leaders, and journalists from around the world came to Persepolis at the invitation of Shah…

Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Robert Steele

Published: January 30, 2020

Please join the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World for a lecture by Dr. Robert Steele. Ancient Persia in Pahlavi Politics: The Imperial Celebrations of 1971 and Cultural Policy under the Shah In October 1971, heads of state, political and cultural figures, business leaders, and journalists from around the world came to…

Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group

Published: January 29, 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…

Bilingual Lecture Series: Ahmad Kiarostami

Published: January 27, 2020

Please join the Iranian Studies Program at UCLA for a Bilingual Lecture Series film screening of Case No. I, Case No. 2. The film and following Q&A with Ahmad Kiarostami will be in Persian.

QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Work! A Queer History of Modeling” by Elspeth Brown

Published: January 24, 2020

Work! A Queer History of Modeling LGBTQ Studies is pleased to cordially invite you to their second talk of the year-long lecture series QueerCurrent. Prof. Elspeth Brown discusses her recent book Work! A Queer History of Modeling (Duke University Press). Work! traces the queer history of modeling from the rise of photographic modeling in the early 20th…

Law and Communal Identity in the Early Medieval World

Published: January 23, 2020

CMRS Conference Organized by Jessica Goldberg (History, UCLA) and Luke Yarborough (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA). Click here for the complete conference schedule and additional details >> This conference investigates how law shaped the boundaries of communities in the early medieval period in the Byzantine, Islamic, and European worlds, and how shifting notions of identity and belonging re-shaped…

In League with Infidels: Sharifs, Persians, Turks and The Renaissance Popes as “Lords and Masters of the World Game”

Published: January 22, 2020

CMRS Pop-Up Workshop Celine Dauverd (Associate Professor, History, University of Colorado Boulder) The Fall of Constantinople shook the western world. But it also forced the head of the Christian world to reinvent itself. Countless Muslim raids over the Italian peninsula coupled with the need to preserve Rome as a sovereign city-state compelled the papacy to design…

CMRS Research Workshop

Published: January 21, 2020

“The Hypocrisy of Signs: Hermeneutics of Action and Belief in the Aftermath of the Sephardic Diaspora (Italy and Catholic Europe, XVI-XVII centuries)” David Sebastiani (PhD Candidate, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy) Each CMRS Research Workshop is based on a pre-circulated research paper that the presenter—who may be a CMRS faculty member, associate, affiliate, or graduate student—wishes…

Hydrophilic Archives: Early Handmade Paper in Unstable Environments

Published: January 17, 2020

Richard & Mary Rouse Annual History of the Book Lecture Joshua Calhoun (Associate Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Madison) Click here to register to attend. Paper loves water, but the hydrophilic property of paper is both a feature and a bug: it cannot be created without water, and it can be easily destroyed by water….