Year at a Glance


  • 18 Oct

    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) 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 French...

  • 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 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_Ts4CiI_0Tjq4Jm0-CmSx0w Join us for an exclusive online event featuring a concert performed by the Gryphon Trio just for our audience, followed by...

  • 15 Jan

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

    Friday, January 15, 2021
    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/tJ0udOuhrjovE9KzkL2MWpGhLr4PLaxrJq3Z The history of theater is intimately bound up with the creation of public fora, the development of...

  • 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
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm

    –organized by Barbara Fuchs (UCLA) Zoom Webinar Registration details will be posted soon. Studies of the 17th-century Hispanic comedia have been reinvigorated by a strong turn to both early modern and contemporary performance. Scholars have also explored the transnational reception of the corpus, its translation, and its adaptation. This focus on performance and transnational reception has changed our understanding of...

  • 21 Feb

    Ying Quartet

    Sunday, February 21, 2021
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Online Event via Zoom 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...

  • 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...

  • 14 Mar

    Arod Quartet

    Sunday, March 14, 2021
    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Online Event via Zoom 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;...

  • 9 Apr

    Conscience, Conversion, and Confessional Pluralism during Europe’s Short Peace, 1595–1620

    Friday, April 9, 2021–Saturday, April 10, 2021
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    –organized by Professor Nicholas Hardy and Professor Noah Millstone (University of Birmingham) Location: Clark Library (tentative)

  • 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

    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) Location: Clark Library (tentative)

  • 2 May

    Verona Quartet

    Sunday, May 2, 2021
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Online Event via Zoom 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...

  • 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

    Jupiter Quartet

    Sunday, May 16, 2021
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Location: Clark Library (tentative) 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...

  • 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...