Humanities

Schumann Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

Published: November 20, 2021

Location William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 2520 Cimarron Street Please note this concert will be held on Saturday, November 20 (instead of the normal Sunday afternoon time). Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. Concert pricing is $35 per person for general admission, and $10 each for UCLA students with ID. The…

MEMSA Reading Group

Published: November 18, 2021

This session will discuss Geraldine Heng’s “A Global Race in the European Imaginary: Native Americans in the North Atlantic,” which is chapter 5 from The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages (the book’s introduction is also provided in the link above as an optional reading). Open to UCLA Faculty and Graduate Students. Access the Reading…

Afterlives: Dante in Dialogue with East Asian Buddhism | Day 2

Published: November 13, 2021

In The Metaphysics of Dante’s Comedy, one of the most significant contributions on Dante’s thought in modern scholarship, Christian Moevs presents an interpretation of the Florentine poet’s worldview that is consistent with Eastern spirituality. Moevs’s allusions to non-dualistic principles of Indian and Asian religion and thought in the context of an in-depth examination of Dante’s…

Afterlives: Dante in Dialogue with East Asian Buddhism | Day 1

Published: November 12, 2021

In The Metaphysics of Dante’s Comedy, one of the most significant contributions on Dante’s thought in modern scholarship, Christian Moevs presents an interpretation of the Florentine poet’s worldview that is consistent with Eastern spirituality. Moevs’s allusions to non-dualistic principles of Indian and Asian religion and thought in the context of an in-depth examination of Dante’s…

Women, Public Spaces, and Social Participation in Iran

Published: November 7, 2021

زنان و مشارکت اجتماعی در فضاهای عمومی   Zoom Registration: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiJGAxyRQsSb-YhjTbofvg Since the beginning of the Islamic revolution, Iranian women have been the focus of the Islamization of public spaces. However, this form of Islamization did not occur as expected by clerics who used many methods to frame and limit women in private and public…

Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Bruno Jacobs and Robert Rollinger

Published: November 5, 2021

The Achaemenid Persian Empire: A Two-Volume Companion Often called the first world empire, the Achaemenid Empire is rooted in older Near Eastern traditions. A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire offers a perspective in which the history of the empire is embedded in the preceding and subsequent epochs. In this way, the traditions that shaped…

WeCIEC 32 (Fall 2021) Announcement

Published: November 5, 2021

The UCLA Program in Indo-European Studies is pleased to announce the 32nd Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, which will take place, as an online Zoom event, on Friday, November 5th through Sunday, November 7th. The full program of papers (with abstracts) can be found on the Program’s website, at the following link: https://pies.ucla.edu/conference/weciec/schedule/ As a supplement…

Petrarch’s African ‘canzoniere’: Lyric Anthropology and the Question of Race

Published: November 4, 2021

CMRS-CEGS / Comparative Literature Co-Sponsored Lecture Ayesha Ramachandran (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Yale University) Is the rhetoric of Petrarchan poetry a foundational discourse of early modern race-making? And what might it mean to investigate early modern lyric as site for reflection about race and cross-cultural difference? This talk returns to Petrarch’s Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, often described…

Panel 2: Economic Challenges – The Politics of Water and Gender

Published: October 31, 2021

Recent Developments and Changes in Iran Series Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 11:30am Pacific Time via Zoom Panel in Persian Registration Required Reza Ghorashi (Stockton University) Economic Challenges of Ebrahim Raisi Era Amir AghaKouchak (University of California, Irvine)  Status and Prospects of Water and Environmental Management in Iran Roja Fazaeli (Trinity College Dublin) The Gender…

California Medieval History Seminar, Fall 2021

Published: October 30, 2021

The seminar meets to discuss four pre-distributed research papers  Participants are scholars in the field at various stages of their careers. All attendees at the seminar are expected to read the papers in advance and discuss the research. Speakers and paper topics are announced by e-mail. Click here for additional information about the seminar. The following…

MEMSA Race Reading Group

Published: October 28, 2021

This session will discuss Geraldine Heng’s “A Global Race in the European Imaginary: Native Americans in the North Atlantic,” which is chapter 5 from The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages (the book’s introduction is also provided in the link above as an optional reading). Open to UCLA Faculty and Graduate Students. Access the Reading…

Panel 1: Health & Public Health Policy Political & Social Changes

Published: October 24, 2021

Recent Developments and Changes in Iran Series   Registration Required Sahar Motallebi (Lund University) The Public Health Structure and the Management of the Corona Crisis in Iran Mehrzad Boroujerdi (Virginia Tech) Assessing Iran’s New President, Cabinet, and Parliament Mohammad Ali Kadivar (Boston College) Contentious Politics in Iran: Recent Developments and Patterns Please click here to…

Pourdavoud Center Fall Welcome Event

Published: October 22, 2021

Please join us for a digital fall reception to celebrate the continued success of the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World. In the company of Dr. Anahita Naficy Lovelace and Mr. Jim Lovelace, the Center’s benefactors, David Schaberg, Dean of Humanities, M. Rahim Shayegan, the Center’s director, our staff, academic affiliates, colleagues, students,…

Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin, Extraction Ecologies: A Roundtable

Published: October 15, 2021

Location: Royce Hall 314 & online via Zoom Organized by Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), Neil Hultgren (California State University, Long Beach) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis) This will be a hybrid event, taking place in-person and online simultaneously: Option A: If you wish to attend in-person, please fill out…

Virtual Classrooms and Mercantile Mischief in Shakespeare’s England

Published: October 15, 2021

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Rescheduled from April 30, 2020 Professor Susan Phillips (English, Northwestern University) What happens when the schoolmaster is banished from the early modern classroom? The popular vernacular textbooks that flooded the European market in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries posed precisely this question when they claimed—on title pages and in prefatory material—not simply…

Travel Study Programs Orientation: Summer 2022

Published: October 8, 2021

The Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies (ELTS) will be offering four (4) travel-study programs to Copenhagen, Paris, Nantes, and Paris next summer. More information is available on the attached image. When: Friday, October 8, 2021 Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm Where: via ZOOM Please join us  to learn more about these life-changing opportunities.  Please…