Year at a Glance


  • 23 Jul

    Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Neave Trio

    Friday, July 23, 2021
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    a free concert

  • 27 Jul
  • 30 Jul

    Dalí Quartet (Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival)

    Friday, July 30, 2021
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    a free concert

  • 3 Aug

    Petanova & Hoft Duo (Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival)

    Tuesday, August 3, 2021
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    a free concert

  • 5 Aug

    Colón Duo (Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival)

    Thursday, August 5, 2021
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    a free concert

  • 13 Aug

    Whispers & Legacies: A Conversation about the Clarks, the Posts, and the Palés

    Friday, August 13, 2021
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Online via  Zoom Webinar 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_iDCzRtlMTQSJpidLdgqekA Most families have secrets, but some have more than most. The Clark family and those they touched are a case in point....

  • 23 Sep

    Celebrating Hester Thrale Piozzi (1741–1821)

    Thursday, September 23, 2021–Saturday, September 25, 2021
    9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    –Organized by Sophie Coulombeau (University of York) and Felicity Nussbaum (UCLA) Co-sponsored by the University of York Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies Online Event via Zoom Register online: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rbS-hbbqToOWAuYxPaWXnQ  This conference celebrates the life and writings of Hester Lynch Salusbury Thrale Piozzi upon the bicentenary of her death. The conference will contribute to the ongoing reassessment of her much-neglected and...

  • 7 Oct

    Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin, Conference 1: Decadence/Degeneration/Disease

    Thursday, October 7, 2021–Friday, October 8, 2021
    8:30 am – 10:30 am

    –Organized by Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), Neil Hultgren (California State University, Long Beach) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis)  Online Event via Zoom Register online: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvcuuhrzIoHNyjTUgdGtPym0zdLuJmCBiV During the 2021–22 academic year, the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library will host the Core Program entitled “Victorian Apocalypse: The  siècle  at its  fin.” This program of lectures and presentations aims...

  • 15 Oct

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

    Friday, October 15, 2021
    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Royce Hall, Room 314
    10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    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 the booking form below. In...

  • 20 Nov

    Schumann Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Saturday, November 20, 2021
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    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 booking-by-lottery entry form for Schumann Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, September 23,...

  • 7 Dec

    Herbals, Illustrated and Un-Illustrated: Selling Botany in Early Modern England

    Tuesday, December 7, 2021
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    ASL interpretation will be provided to live attendees. The webinar will feature Zoom’s live transcription feature, which provides automatic captioning through closed caption settings. The webinar will be recorded and will be posted to the Center's YouTube channel at a future date. Sixteenth Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade –given by Sarah Neville, The Ohio State...

  • 26 Jan

    Works-in-Progress session: “Lyric Comedy in the Iberian-American Atlantic”

    Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    by Elisabeth Le Guin, Professor of Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles, and Alejandro García Sudo, Ph.D. Candidate in Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles Presented online via Zoom meeting. Please register to attend: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUodOitrj8uHNxgHT3wkh4bhUC09V2wauWL  This session presents an overview of Le Guin’s and Garcia Sudo’s recent explorations of the tonadilla, a type of satirical musical comedy that enjoyed outstanding popularity...

  • 2 Feb

    Works-in-Progress session: “Orality, Writing, and Authentication”

    Wednesday, February 2, 2022
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    by Rebecca Jean Emigh (Professor of Sociology, UCLA) Presented online via Zoom meeting. Please register to attend: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrdu-vpjojHdDRzVCyAY2UuDraewW6QqPl When speaking to a person face to face—which Berger and Luckmann consider to be “prototypical” communication—authenticity, truth, and social position can be judged by seeing, listening, and speaking. Seeing and listening allows individuals to judge a person’s appearance and demeanor and thus...

  • 6 Feb

    POSTPONED: Notos Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Sunday, February 6, 2022
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    1-7-2022: We are sorry to announce that this Notos Quartet concert has been postponed due to Covid related concerns. Refunds have been issued to lottery winners who previously paid for their tickets. 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 with ID. The booking-by-lottery...

  • 7 Feb

    Works-in-Progress Session: “Pregnant Poems: Margaret Cavendish’s Poetics of Immanence”

    Monday, February 7, 2022
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    –presented by Shannon Forest, Ph.D. Student, University of California, Los Angeles Hosted by the Early Modern Research Group Online event via Zoom To register for this event and receive the pre-circulated paper draft, please email the Early Modern Research Group. In Poems and Fancies (1653), Margaret Cavendish writes: “Motion can’t dilate nor yet contract/ A body which is close, firm, and compact.”...

  • 10 Feb

    Works-in-Progress session: “Regency Noir: Romance, Race, and the Rise of ‘The Woman of Colour’”

    Thursday, February 10, 2022
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    by Leigh-Michil George (English/Humanities Educator, Department of English, Geffen Academy, UCLA) Respondent: Lauren Dembowitz, (University of Colorado, Boulder) Presented online via Zoom meeting. Please register to attend: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrde2tpjksG9weq8OG1KdWS_2q6xDxK0cD This talk reimagines the term “Regency Noir” as encompassing two different strands of Regency romance-inspired narratives which foreground Black characters. The first strand of Regency Noir follows historical events, while the second...

  • 24 Feb

    Works-in-Progress Session: “Revelatory Lines: Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione’s Monotypes, 1637–1655”

    Thursday, February 24, 2022
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    -presented by Drew Erin Becker Lash, Ph.D. Student, University of California, Los Angeles Hosted by the Early Modern Research Group Online event via Zoom To register for this event, please email the Early Modern Research Group. This presentation examines a small number of works on paper by the seventeenth-century Genoese artist, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. Exploring his experimental handling of materials,...

  • 1 Mar

    Works-in-Progress session: “Early Modern Multiplicities”

    Tuesday, March 1, 2022
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    given by Carina Johnson (Professor of History, Pitzer College and Extended Faculty, Claremont Graduate University) and Ayesha Ramachandran (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature and Chair of the Program in Renaissance Studies, Yale University) Respondent: Lisa Voigt (Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, The Ohio State University) Presented online via Zoom Meeting. This event is free of charge, but you must register to...

  • 11 Mar

    Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin, Conference 2: Nightmares and Resurrections: The Temporalities and Endings of the fin de siècle

    Friday, March 11, 2022–Saturday, March 12, 2022
    8:30 am – 10:30 am

    –Organized by Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), Neil Hultgren (California State University, Long Beach) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis)  Online Event via Zoom meeting. Please register in advance: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lcu2upjkoGNVul39O1wqWHApU_Mun2auN During the 2021–22 academic year, the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library will host the Core Program entitled “Victorian Apocalypse: The  siècle  at its  fin.” This program of lectures...

  • 20 Mar

    Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Sunday, March 20, 2022
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    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 booking-by-lottery entry form for the Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio concert seats posts here on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Lottery registration closes Thursday, February 10, 2022. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at...

  • 3 Apr

    Borromeo String Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Sunday, April 3, 2022
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    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 booking-by-lottery entry form for Borromeo String Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, February 3, 2022. Lottery registration closes Thursday, February 24, 2022. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats....

  • 22 Apr

    Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin, Conference 3: Exhaustion/Entropy/Extraction

    Friday, April 22, 2022–Saturday, April 23, 2022
    8:30 am – 10:30 am

    –Organized by Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), Neil Hultgren (California State University, Long Beach) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis)  Online Event via Zoom meeting. Please register in advance: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdeCprTIsGNE5W9uvMDMAJVR55hkSSH38 During the 2021–22 academic year, the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library will host the Core Program entitled “Victorian Apocalypse: The  siècle  at its  fin.” This program of lectures...

  • 28 Apr

    Confounding the Critics, Surviving the Scandal: The Remarkable Reputation of Oscar Wilde

    Thursday, April 28, 2022
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    William Andrews Clark Lecture on Oscar Wilde –given by Merlin Holland This lecture was livestreamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel and will be available to watch for a limited time: https://youtu.be/c53h2aqK8KM Merlin Holland, the only grandson of Oscar Wilde, writes, lectures and broadcasts regularly on the subject of his grandfather's life. His publications include Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquess, the...

  • 11 May

    Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Fine Printing: Not a Hoover

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Fine Printing –given by Richard Wagener, Mixolydian Editions This lecture was livestreamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/t4iNxVBWAyk   Richard Wagener will discuss his forty-plus year dialogue with wood engraving, beginning with the origin and evolution of abstraction and representation in his work, along with early and late influences....

  • 13 May

    2022 Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Roundtable–Cultivating Space: Land, Literature, and Art of the Long Nineteenth Century

    Friday, May 13, 2022
    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Organized by Lindsay Wells and Zach Fruit, Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellows Online Event via Zoom meeting. Please register in advance: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUucOqrqDIiGdyaEox4Am9wSJHkuAMFFqOm “Cultivating Space: Land, Literature, and Art of the Long Nineteenth Century” is presented by the 2022 UCLA Ahmanson-Getty postdoctoral working group, which builds on themes from the 2021-22 Core Program “Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin” hosted by UCLA’s...

  • 15 May

    Ying Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Sunday, May 15, 2022
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    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 booking-by-lottery entry form for Ying Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, March 24, 2022. Lottery registration closes Thursday, April 14, 2022. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the...

  • 22 May

    Horszowski Trio, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Sunday, May 22, 2022
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    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 booking-by-lottery entry form for Horszowski Trio concert seats posts here on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Lottery registration closes Thursday, April 21, 2022. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the...

  • 3 Jun

    Early Modern Explorations: A Conference in Honor of Mary Terrall

    Friday, June 3, 2022
    8:45 am – 5:15 pm
    Royce Hall, Room 314
    10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095

    –organized by Theodore Porter (University of California, Los Angeles) Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of History, UCLA College of Social Sciences Dean’s Office, UCLA Center for Social Medicine and Humanities, and the Huntington Library Dibner Program in the History of Science and Technology. Join us in person on the UCLA campus. Livestream available on the Center's YouTube Channel All attendees...

  • 25 Jun

    PUBLIQuartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

    Saturday, June 25, 2022
    3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, California 90018

    Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. This concert offers special pricing at $10 per person. The booking-by-lottery entry form for PUBLIQuartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Lottery registration closes Thursday, May 19, 2022. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. All attendees must complete a pre-entry check to...