Humanities

Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Almut Hintze

Published: May 21, 2021

The Yasna Ritual in Performance Up to the present day Zoroastrian priests perform a millennia old ritual, the Yasna, in which the recitation of ancient Avestan texts accompanies the performance of ritual actions. Using new visual source material of images and film clips, this lecture discusses the performance of the Yasna and its significance for…

Beholding Beauty: Sa’di of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry

Published: May 20, 2021

New Book Salon Author Domenico Ingenito (Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA) with discussants Lara Harb (Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University) and Marisa Galvez (Associate Professor of French and Italian and, by courtesy, of German Studies, Stanford University) Beholding Beauty: Sa’di of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in…

Professional Development Roundtable: Job Market Stories

Published: May 19, 2021

We are very happy to announce that our last event of the year, Professional Development Roundtable: Job Market Stories, will take place on Tuesday of week 8 (May 18) from 6-8 PM PST on our regular Zoom ID (91615121893). Please, join our (ex) colleagues Laura Muñoz, María Teresa Monroe, and Alejandro Ramírez in an informal conversation in which…

Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark: Jupiter String Quartet

Published: May 16, 2021

Presented online via Zoom Webinar Join us for an exclusive online event featuring a concert performed by the Jupiter String Quartet just for our audience, followed by a live Q & A with the musicians moderated by Bruce Whiteman, Clark Librarian Emeritus. Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions via Zoom Q&A. Jupiter String…

Labor, Collection, Speculation: Edward Bancroft and the Forms of New World Narrative

Published: May 14, 2021

Cristobal Silva (UCLA) Southern California Eighteenth-Century Group Talks The Southern California Eighteenth-Century Group meets quarterly to discuss literary, historical, and cultural matters from 1660 to the early nineteenth century. Drawing on the vibrant eighteenth-century community in Los Angeles, the group invites a scholar who is visiting the Huntington or the Clark Library, or a faculty…

Print, Play, Mobility

Published: May 13, 2021

  Presented by Ting Chang (University of Nottingham) and Isabelle Masse (University of California, Los Angeles) The event is organized by Professor Bronwen Wilson and moderated by Professor Zirwat Chowdhury, UCLA Department of Art History. This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All registrants will receive instructions via…

Signs of Sex: Comparative Semiotics of Virginity in the Greco-Roman, Jewish and Christian Worlds

Published: May 13, 2021

CMRS Conference Organized by Giulia Sissa, Professor of Political Science and Classics, UCLA Virginity can be defined as a condition of sexual integrity, more specifically as the inexperience of full intercourse. This condition concerns mostly women before heterosexual coition. It involves corporeal, social, moral and emotional aspects. In modern Western anatomy, a thin piece of…

Professional Development Roundtable: The Job Market Dossier

Published: May 12, 2021

Please, be invited to our professional development roundtable on the job market dossier. Professors Arroyo, Marturano, and van Delden will answer all of your questions about the documents you need to submit in your job applications. Join via Zoom: Zoom ID: 916 1512 1893 Please, sign up and send your questions to the panel here. To download…

Pourdavoud Center Workshop: Udjahorresnet’s Egypt

Published: May 7, 2021

Udjahorresnet’s Egypt: The Crossroads of Conquest and Identity under Achaemenid Rule The concept for this workshop was inspired by the open access volume, Udjahorresnet and His World (JAEI 26, 2020), which contextualizes the life of Udjahorresnet, an elite politician and chief physician of Egypt’s 26th and 27th Dynasties in the 6th century BCE.  His career…

Slavery’s Archive in the Premodern World

Published: May 7, 2021

CMRS Workshop Organized by Lamia Balafrej, Assistant Professor, Arts of the Islamic World, UCLA Department of Art History Slavery is often equated with archival lack and erasure, an assumption perhaps inherited from the study of the Atlantic slave trade but which might not hold for the premodern world. For one thing, in the medieval Mediterranean for example, people…

The Spanish Club of UCLA / El Club the Español

Published: May 6, 2021

The UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese is happy to announce that El Club the Español is now active. This student space is open to all UCLA students. Club meeting dates all 6-7pm For more information, please email El Club de Español at: newuclaspanishclub@gmail.com Join via Zoom: Meeting ID: 976 5944 6099 Passcode: 738242 To download zoom…

From Sea to Sky: Early Modern Horizons

Published: May 5, 2021

Presented online via Zoom Meeting Organized by Vin Nardizzi, The University of British Columbia, and Bronwen Wilson, University of California, Los Angeles Co-sponsored by University of California Humanities Research Institute This symposium is one outcome of a UBC and UCLA Collaborative Research Mobility Award. Its long-time collaborators, Dr. Vin Nardizzi (English, UBC) and Dr. Bronwen…

USC and UCLA Spring Seminar | “Thinking About and With the Body: New Directions in Classics.”

Published: May 3, 2021

Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link. Featured speakers will include the following: Melissa Mueller (UMass Amherst), “Bodies in Bardo in Sappho’s Tithonos Poem” Alex Purves (UCLA), “Homer’s Underwater Bodies” Susan Lape (USC), “Vulnerability, Ethics, and the Limits of Appropriation in Terence’s ‘Human’ Comedy” Brooke Holmes (Princeton), “Embodying Lucretius, with Isabel Lewis”

Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark: Verona Quartet

Published: May 2, 2021

Presented online via Zoom Webinar Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:00– 5:30 p.m. Join us for an exclusive online event featuring a concert performed by the Verona Quartet just for our audience, followed by a live Q & A with the musicians moderated by Bruce Whiteman, Clark Librarian Emeritus. Audience members will have the opportunity to…

EMRG Works-in-Progress Sessions: Summer Mentorship Research Projects

Published: April 30, 2021

presented Alba Menéndez Pereda (UCLA) Hosted by the Early Modern Research Group Online event via Zoom For Zoom registration details, please email the Early Modern Research Group. The Graduate Certificate in Early Modern Studies, administered by the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, offers UCLA graduate students an avenue to explore the increasingly transnational and…