Anna Chen Appointed Head Librarian at the Clark

Published: May 24, 2017

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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Mentored Students Get Published

Published: November 30, 2015

Research papers by UCLA doctoral candidates Jenny Marie Forsythe (comparative literature) and Carlos Rivas (art history) are being published. The two students are among the first cohort earning a Graduate Certificate in Early Modern Studies, an interdisciplinary program administered by the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. Students […]

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New Series of Book/Arts Workshops

Published: November 19, 2015

The Southern California Book History Consortium would like to share a new plan for the coming year. In addition to sponsoring works-in-progress, SCBHC will run a series of Book/Arts field trips and hands-on-workshops for participants. With continuing support from UCLA’s Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and new support from the UCLA Department of English, […]

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Pine Tree Foundation Assists Manuscript Cataloging at the Clark

Published: November 18, 2015

A generous award from the Pine Tree Foundation will enable approximately 1,000 online cataloging records to be created for manuscripts held by the Williams Andrews Clark Memorial Library. The material comprises ephemeral yet noteworthy pieces of writing that assist scholars in issues related to biography, artistic decisions, and contextualizing political and social events. Letters, notes, […]

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Two New Grants Awarded to Center/Clark

Published: November 2, 2015

The Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library have received new funding from the University of California Humanities Research Institute and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, respectively. UCHRI has provided a supplemental award for Barbara Fuchs’s project, “Diversifying the Classics: Classics in the Classroom,” which fosters awareness and appreciation […]

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VAPAE, Center/Clark Book Arts Center Partner, Honored

Published: October 9, 2015

Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) has received the 2015 UCLA Community Program of the Year Catalyst Award for its “commitment to providing arts education to students, teachers, and the community and for achieving UCLA’s tripartite mission of education, research, and public service.” VAPAE is the Center & Clark’s partner in planning for the […]

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The Stunning Clark Library

Published: September 11, 2015

Architectural Digest has posted an online slideshow that includes the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library as one of the world’s most stunning university libraries you need to see. The Clark takes it place among such structures as Duke Humfrey’s Library, built in 1488, at Oxford University, and Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, completed in 2011, […]

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Center Receives Grant

Published: May 7, 2015

The Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies received a generous grant from the University of California Humanities Research Institute to foster awareness and appreciation of Hispanic classical theater in Los Angeles. Under the direction of Barbara Fuchs, the Center-sponsored working group, “Comedia in Translation and Performance,” is devoted to the translation of plays by playwrights […]

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