Obituary for former Director Professor Peter Reill

Published: September 6, 2019

Peter Hanns Reill 1938–2019 Peter Hanns Reill, Professor Emeritus of History and former Director of the Clark Library and the Center for 17th– and 18th-Century Studies at UCLA, passed away suddenly on August 18, 2019, following a fall at his home. He is mourned by his wife, Jenna, his daughter, Dominique, and by his wide…

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2019 Clark Library Prize

Published: June 7, 2019

On Monday, May 20, 2019, in the UCLA Powell Library East Rotunda, the 2019 Library Prizes for Undergraduate Research were awarded. This year a unique combined prize was presented to a group of undergraduates who were part of Muriel C. McClendon’s History 191C class. The class culminated in the creation of the “Bringing Early Modern…

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LA Conservancy Awards Clark Library Refit

Published: May 16, 2019

The LA Conservancy granted a 2019 Conservancy Preservation Award to the team involved in our recent seismic retrofit and construction project. An awards luncheon will be held on Thursday, July 25 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Read more about the 2019 Conservancy Preservation Award granted to the Clark Library. 

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Art History Professor, Charlene Villaseñor Black, Wins 2019 MRPI Funding Award

Published: January 9, 2019

UCLA Art History Professor Charlene Villaseñor Black was recently awarded over $1,000,000 in funding as a winner of the 2019 Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) competition. MRPI funding encourages innovative research collaborations across UC campuses that lead to cutting edge discoveries in areas that are important to UC, California, and the global society. Villaseñor Black, a…

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Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism, no. 3 released

Published: January 9, 2019

The International Walter Pater Society is pleased to announce that Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism, no.3, is now ready for distribution. The issue, which focuses on Italy and the fin-de-siècle imagination, contains seven new essays. Laurel Brake addresses ‘Walter Pater’s Road to the Renaissance’. Silvia Antosa reveals Frances Elliot’s ‘idle wanderings’ through Sicily and Italy….

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Center & Clark Receive Support for New Fellowship from Bookseller Kenneth Karmiole

Published: August 31, 2018

Recently, UCLA’s Center for 17th-&18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library received support for an endowed fellowship from antiquarian bookseller, philanthropist, and long time supporter, Kenneth Karmiole. The gift of $100,000 will establish the Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Research Fellowship, supporting an annual graduate fellowship at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, which serves as…

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Clark Library Receives Preservation Design Award

Published: August 15, 2018

In recognition of how well it was able to preserve its treasured aesthetic while upgrading for safety and accessibility, UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library will be honored by the California Preservation Foundation with the 2018 Preservation Design Award for Rehabilitation. The California Preservation Awards showcase the best in historic preservation, recognizing significant achievements in…

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Anna Chen Appointed Head Librarian at the Clark

Published: May 24, 2017
Anna Chen

Center/Clark Director Helen Deutsch is pleased to announce a new head librarian for the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. Anna Chen will begin her tenure at the Clark on 1 August 2017. She is currently Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts as well as Assistant Professor of Medieval Studies and Library Administration at the University…

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NEH Funds Clark Library Digitization Project

Published: March 29, 2017

Details from an annotated copy of Peter Heylyn’s A Help to English History (1680) The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library has been awarded $261,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to describe and digitize a large group of either copiously or extensively annotated printed books from the hand-press era (ca. 1455–1830). The Clark holds…

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Delmas Foundation Supports Clark Transcription Project

Published: January 31, 2017

The Center/Clark has been awarded a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to transcribe at least nine of the Clark’s codex manuscripts digitized through a grant from the Council of Library and Information Resources. Three UCLA graduate students from the history and English departments will be hired over the 2017 summer quarter. The students…

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New Award from the Pine Tree Foundation

Published: January 11, 2017

The Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies is delighted to announce a new award from the Pine Tree Foundation for a project entitled “Diversifying the Classics: Library of Translated Hispanic Classical Plays.” Funding will provide five summer stipends (over two summers) for graduate students in The Comedia in Translation and Performance working group, directed by…

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Director of Center/Clark Appointed

Published: December 14, 2016

Dean David Schaberg has announced that Professor Helen Deutsch will become the new director for the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, beginning January 1, 2017. Professor Deutsch joined UCLA’s English department in 1995 and was first affiliated with the Center/Clark as an Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellow in 1992–93….

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New Head of Research Services at the Clark

Published: July 5, 2016

The Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library are pleased to announce the appointment of Philip S. Palmer as Head of Research Services. For the past two years Phil was the CLIR Fellow in Data Curation for Early Modern Studies at the Clark and has served as Interim Head of…

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Mary Terrall Begins as Center/Clark Interim Director

Published: July 1, 2016

After five years of innovative and tireless service, Professor Barbara Fuchs has stepped down as Director of the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. In consultation with the Center’s Faculty Advisory Committee, David Schaberg, Dean of Humanities, has asked Mary Terrall, Department of History, to take over as…

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Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival Returns

Published: June 27, 2016

The Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival returns with a series of four free concerts on UCLA’s main campus. This year the midday performances will take place in a new location, the distinguished Powell Library rotunda. The first one-hour concert, beginning at noon, offers a return engagement of the iPalpiti Soloists, performing works by…

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Adding Performance to Humanities Conferences

Published: February 2, 2016

The Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies has received funding from UCLA’s Office of Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs in support of its collaborations with UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television and Herb Alpert School of Music, as well as UCI’s School of Humanities and Claire Trevor School of the Arts. In 2016–17 the…

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New Working Group on Iberian American Performances, 1770s–1820s

Published: January 14, 2016

The Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies is pleased to announce a new working group—Iberian American Performances, 1770s–1820s: Enlightened Reform and Its Aftermath, with Particular Reference to Music & Theater. This interdisciplinary group of faculty and students is dedicated to exploring a crucial but under-theorized period of Iberian and American history—roughly 1770–1830, the “Age of…

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Clark Library Awarded CLIR Grant for Digitization of Bound Manuscripts

Published: January 4, 2016

CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) has announced the inaugural round of projects for “Digitizing Hidden Collections and Archives: Enabling New Scholarship through Increasing Access to Unique Materials,” an initiative made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. One of eighteen successful proposals, “Digitizing British Manuscripts at UCLA’s Clark Library, 1601–1800” provides…

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The Ahmanson Foundation Supports Clark Library Renovation

Published: December 8, 2015

The Center is pleased to announce a new award from The Ahmanson Foundation to support important renovations at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. For the past thirty years The Amhanson Foundation has been the library’s most devoted benefactor and continues to make possible innovative academic and cultural programs in keeping with the university’s mission…

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