Center/Clark Library Short-Term Fellowship Program Suspended for the 2021–2022 Fiscal Year

Published: September 15, 2020

As a result of Clark Library’s closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for 17th– & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library’s Fellowship Program is suspending applications for the 2021–2022 fiscal year (July 2021–June 2022) for all Short-Term, ASECS/Clark, Predoctoral, Clark Bibliographical, Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research, and Kanner Fellowships in…

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Former Director Norman Thrower Passes Away

Published: September 10, 2020

We have received the sad news that our former director, Professor Emeritus Norman Thrower, passed away at his home in Pacific Palisades on September 2, 2020. Professor Thrower had a long and verdant association with the Clark Library, and he served as its director from 1981–1987. He was instrumental in the founding of the Center…

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2020–21 Call for Proposals and Presenters

Published: August 6, 2020

As part of our ongoing effort to sustain intellectual community and enable scholarly exchange, and in order to support and encourage the work many of us are doing in a range of public forums during this unprecedented time, the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library are accepting proposals…

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Center/Clark Library Statement in Response to the Killing of George Floyd and the Movement for Racial Justice

Published: July 16, 2020

The Clark Library stands proudly within a community that, like most neighborhoods in Los Angeles, is made up of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. This community has recently seen rapid changes that emphasize long-standing inequalities for marginalized communities. As librarians, our duty is to make sure there is room for everyone. The Clark’s mission to…

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Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival Cancelled

Published: June 25, 2020

Due to current state and local public health orders in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to announce that the Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival has been cancelled for 2020. We look forward to hosting a full slate of concerts in the summer of 2021.

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Center/Clark COVID-19 Response II

Published: March 24, 2020

Dear Center/Clark Subscribers and Supporters, We hope you and your families are all staying healthy and safe during this challenging moment. Our greatest priority continues to be the health and well-being of our community and staff, and I’d like to provide another update on additional steps we have taken since last week. We continue to…

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Center/Clark COVID-19 Response

Published: March 13, 2020

While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UCLA at this time, our greatest priority is the health and well-being of our our community. I want to provide an update regarding additional measures we are taking in light of recent developments. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation daily and follow the guidelines set…

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Fellowship Applications Open for 2020–21 Academic Year

Published: November 6, 2019

DEADLINE: February 1, 2020 The Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library offer a range of research fellowships for both graduate and post-doctoral researchers interested in work in the Clark’s collections. Fellowship applications for residency during the 2020–21 academic year open today and are due by February 1, 2020….

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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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