Year at a Glance


  • 18 Oct

    Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark: Cheng² Duo

    Sunday, October 18, 2020
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Presented online via Zoom webinar Here is a recording of the event: https://youtu.be/VY7OpIGJSls Cheng² Duo Bryan Cheng, cello Silvie Cheng, piano Captivating audiences and critics alike, the Cheng² Duo (pronounced “Cheng Squared Duo”) distinguishes itself with uncompromising musical integrity, undeniable chemistry, and unparalleled communication. The brother-and-sister pair are cellist Bryan Cheng, playing Canada Council for the Arts’ “Bonjour” Stradivarius (c....

  • 21 Oct

    Blackness, Immobility, and Visibility in Europe 1600–1800: A New Collaborative Scholarly Resource at Journal 18

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Presented by Zirwat Chowdhury (UCLA) and Louis Susunaga Online event via Zoom This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All registrants will receive instructions via email after registering. Click he following link to register directly with Zoom: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_10g7QhMCQlG1eEr6ba4PgQ  Responding in June 2020 to the rallying cries of Black Lives Matter amid conditions of...

  • 12 Nov

    Resituating the Comedia, Conference 1: Making Classics: Canonicity and Performance

    Thursday, November 12, 2020–Friday, November 13, 2020
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm

    –organized by Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) Online event via Zoom Webinar This conference is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. Click the following link to register directly with Zoom:  https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F2r7uurXSAmfToPBXPSL0w Studies of the 17th-century Hispanic comedia have been reinvigorated by a strong turn to both early...

  • 12 Nov

    Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark: Shanghai Quartet

    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    11:00 am – 12:30 pm

    Presented online Program (Length of video is 1 hour and 32 minutes) Shanghai Quartet Weigang Li, violin Angelo Xiang Yu, violin Honggang Li, viola Nicholas Tzavaras, cello  Host Rogers Brubaker, Professor of Sociology, UCLA Prerecorded Concert Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770–1827) String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, op. 59, no. 2, “Razumovsky” Allegro Molto adagio Allegretto Finale: Presto Giacomo Puccini...

  • 17 Nov

    Categories, Identity and Objects: American Indian Art

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Online Event Presented by Rebecca Hernandez, MFA, Ph.D., Director, American Indian Resource Center, University of California, Santa Cruz Hosted by the Indigenous Material & Visual Culture of the Americas (IMVCA) Working Group Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and the UCLA American Indian Studies Center This presentation examines the inherent...

  • 18 Nov

    Work-in-Progress Session: Insufficiency as World-Remaking: Andrew Marvell’s “Upon Appleton House”

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    –presented by Joseph Torres, UCLA Hosted by Helen Deutsch, Director and Professor of English, UCLA Moderated by Lowell Gallagher, Professor of English, UCLA This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. Click the following link to register directly with Zoom: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvc--vrj0pGtQGDaQqzDu-1z-AJuL0xYw_ As part of...

  • 20 Nov

    Work-in-Progress Sessions: Summer Mentorship Research Projects

    Friday, November 20, 2020
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    –presented by Laura Hutchingame (UCLA) and Leah Marangos (UCLA) Online event via Zoom Hosted by the Early Modern Research Group For registration details, please email the Center at c1718cs@humnet.ucla.edu 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 interdisciplinary nature of...

  • 2 Dec

    Between Fait-divers and Grand récit: The French Wars of Religion and the Genres of Historiography in the Sixteenth Century

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020
    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture –Andrea Frisch (University of Maryland) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJl9LS1Q4MU Online event via Zoom. This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All registrants will receive instructions via email after registering. Click he following link to register directly with Zoom: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XNsdI9SWS8eJtgvDZWHufQ As was the case with many events of the European sixteenth century, the...

  • 4 Dec

    Resituating the Comedia Roundtable: For a Theater of The Future, Part I

    Friday, December 4, 2020
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    –organized by Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) Online event via Zoom This event is free of charge, but you must register in advance to attend. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. Click the following link to register directly with Zoom: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrde-prz8iGdFix0bWId6_sqiyacfNGg2Q The history of theater is intimately bound up with the creation of public fora, the development of...

  • 9 Dec

    Work-in-Progress Session: Water on the Arno: Giulio Parigi’s Designs for the 1608 Argonautica

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    –presented by Laura Hutchingame, UCLA Hosted by Helen Deutsch, Director and Professor of English, UCLA This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. Click the following link to register directly with Zoom: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdOCsrjIrH9QeCEeKM3ZQKRKT1u08BRKT  As part of our ongoing effort to sustain intellectual community and...

  • 13 Dec

    Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark: Gryphon Trio

    Sunday, December 13, 2020
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Presented online via Zoom webinar on 12/13/2020 https://youtu.be/Ej64Kbn0vjM Join us for an exclusive online event featuring a concert performed by the Gryphon Trio 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 Group Chat. To learn more...

  • 15 Jan

    Resituating the Comedia Roundtable: For a Theater of The Future, Part II

    Friday, January 15, 2021
    2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    –organized by Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) Online event via Zoom This event is free of charge, but you must register in advance to attend. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. Click the following link to register directly with Zoom: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ldTrUpWDQCCkrW7J9fKGwQ The Covid-19 pandemic has both exposed and exacerbated crises in the world of theater. There is a...

  • 31 Jan

    POSTPONED: Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio

    Sunday, January 31, 2021
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    POSTPONED Chamber Music at the Clark is made possible by the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation; The Colburn Foundation; Martha Bardach; Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Ph.D. and Barbara Timmer; Dr. Marla C. Berns; Dr. Rogers Brubaker; Patricia Chock; Regina and Bruce Drucker; Beth S. Farb; Susan Harris; Judy and Sam Hellinger; Henry J. Bruman Endowment for Chamber Music; Dr. Sheldon...

  • 5 Feb

    Resituating the Comedia, Conference 2: Made for the Stage: Translation and Performance

    Friday, February 5, 2021–Saturday, February 6, 2021
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    –organized by Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) Friday, February 5, 2021 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:00–11:00 a.m. Workshop on Translating for Performance Saturday, February 6, 2021 11:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Zoom Meetings This conference is free of charge, but you must register for each session in advance to attend. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. Click...

  • 18 Feb

    Critical Conversation: Exploring Visual Materials in the Early Modern World—Opportunities and Challenges for Global History

    Thursday, February 18, 2021
    4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

    Presented by Chase Caldwell Smith, UCLA and Jeffery C. J. Chen, Stanford University Zoom Meeting This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. Click the following link to register directly with Zoom:  https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsfuGpqD0uHdE7hCNvCtUMxGfIz8Ft5lMw Host – Zirwat Chowdhury, Assistant Professor of Art History, UCLA Respondent...

  • 21 Feb

    Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark: Ying Quartet

    Sunday, February 21, 2021
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Presented online via Zoom webinar on 2-21-21 https://youtu.be/alwAhPA8_2M Join us for an exclusive online event featuring a concert performed by the Ying 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 Group Chat. To learn more...

  • 25 Feb

    Allan Ramsay and Augustan Edinburgh

    Thursday, February 25, 2021
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    –Taylor Walle (Washington and Lee University) 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 member from...

  • 26 Feb

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

    Friday, February 26, 2021
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    -presented by Elizabeth M. Landers (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 interdisciplinary nature of early...

  • 5 Mar

    Work-in-Progress Session–”Plutus” in Print: Aristophanes and the Early Modern English Print Public

    Friday, March 5, 2021
    4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

    Presented by Shadow Zimmerman, University of Washington Hosted by Bronwen Wilson, Center & Clark Director, Professor of Art History, UCLA Respondents: Johanna Drucker, Professor of Information Studies, UCLA Muriel McClendon, Professor of History, UCLA Claire McEachern, Professor of English, UCLA This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All audience members will receive instructions...

  • 21 Mar

    Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark: Arod Quartet

    Sunday, March 21, 2021
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Presented online via Zoom webinar This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. Click the following link to register directly with Zoom: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O2kd0fgGQEuwq1Tfi5XFKg Join us for an exclusive online event featuring a concert performed by the Arod Quartet just for our audience, followed by...

  • 13 Apr

    Conscience, Confession, and Conversion during Europe’s Short Peace, c. 1595–1620

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021–Friday, April 16, 2021
    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Thursday, April 15, 2021 Friday, April 16, 2021 9:00–11:00 a.m. PST each day Presented online via Zoom Meetings Organized by Drs. Noah Millstone and Nicholas Hardy (University of Birmingham) Co-sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the University of Birmingham These events are free of charge, but you must register for each session...

  • 25 Apr

    POSTPONED: Cuarteto Casals

    Sunday, April 25, 2021
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    POSTPONED Chamber Music at the Clark is made possible by the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation; The Colburn Foundation; Martha Bardach; Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Ph.D. and Barbara Timmer; Dr. Marla C. Berns; Dr. Rogers Brubaker; Patricia Chock; Regina and Bruce Drucker; Beth S. Farb; Susan Harris; Judy and Sam Hellinger; Henry J. Bruman Endowment for Chamber Music; Dr. Sheldon...

  • 30 Apr

    POSTPONED: Archive and Theory: The Future of Anglo-American Early Modern Disability Studies

    Friday, April 30, 2021–Saturday, May 1, 2021
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    –organized by Helen Deutsch (UCLA), Jason Farr (Marquette University), Paul Kelleher (Emory University), and Jared Richman (Colorado College)

  • 30 Apr

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

    Friday, April 30, 2021
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    -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 interdisciplinary nature of early modern...

  • 2 May

    Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark: Verona Quartet

    Sunday, May 2, 2021
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Presented online via Zoom webinar This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. Click the following link to register directly with Zoom: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d7hFjViiT96voMK0Nm9OEA Join us for an exclusive online event featuring a concert performed by the Verona Quartet just for our audience, followed by...

  • 6 May

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

    Thursday, May 6, 2021
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    –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 member from a local institution,...

  • 16 May

    Chamber Music Conversations from the Clark: Jupiter String Quartet

    Sunday, May 16, 2021
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Presented online via Zoom webinar This event is free of charge, but you must register to attend in advance. All audience members will receive instructions via email after registration. Click the following link to register directly with Zoom: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xtEdnAN6T1GT-oExMuj4sw Join us for an exclusive online event featuring a concert performed by the Jupiter String Quartet just for our audience, followed...

  • 26 May

    A Catholic Cosmopolis? Interpreting Diversity in a Coercive Empire

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture –by Zoltán Biedermann (University College London) Online event via Zoom This paper proposes a conceptual intervention inspired by a critical reading of Sheldon Pollock's The Language of Gods in the World of Men (2009). It asks the audience to consider whether the Catholic Monarchy, especially during its global heyday c.1580–1640, may be described as a cosmopolis...