Students at the Clark

Published: November 9, 2021

We want to take this opportunity to thank our student worker, Lauren Caspersen, for her stellar support of the Clark Library. Lauren has recently graduated from UCLA, and left us in September to pursue a master’s degree in Information Studies at the University of London. We are happy and honored that her experience here played…

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News from our Fellows

Published: November 9, 2021

Translating Borders / Negotiating the Past, by Richard Huddleson Queen Mary, University of London Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellow In early April, 2021, many of us were horrified to see images of a Belfast bus being engulfed in angry flames. The fire wasn’t a mechanical flaw or some terrible accident, but rather a deliberate act. As events…

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Center/Clark Fellowship Applications Open

Published: October 26, 2021

The Center offers a broad range of graduate and post-doctoral fellowships to support research within the Clark Library’s collections. Applications for research fellowships during the 2022–23 academic year are now open and submissions will be accepted until this year’s deadline of February 1, 2022. Fellowships offered this year include our annual Ahmanson-Getty postdoctoral fellowship for…

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New Research Fellowship at the Clark Library

Published: October 5, 2021

The new Wilde-Holland Fellowship supports 1–2 months of research at the Clark Library in its Oscar Wilde collection. The award is funded by an endowment established by William Zachs and Martin Adam. In 2007 these benefactors also endowed the biennial William Andrews Clark Lecture on Oscar Wilde (held at the Clark Library), which focuses on…

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Call for Proposals: Forging Ahead: Fakes, Fabrications, and Facsimiles in Cultural and Literary History—Medieval to Modern

Published: September 14, 2021

Forging Ahead: Fakes, Fabrications, and Facsimiles in Cultural and Literary History—Medieval to Modern A two-day conference: Thursday, May 5–Friday, May 6, 2022 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles Plenary speakers: Siân Echard (Professor of English, University of British Columbia); Aaron T. Pratt (Carl & Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Modern Books…

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Center & Clark Library Events Calendar 2021–22

Published: September 8, 2021

We are pleased to present our annual calendar of events for the 2021–22 academic year. Please download our printable 2021–22 PDF Calendar. Information for upcoming programs will be added to our Events calendar as details are confirmed.

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Please Welcome our New Librarian, Ikumi Crocoll

Published: August 27, 2021

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new Instruction and Engagement Librarian, Ikumi Crocoll, who started in August 2021. Ikumi brings with her a depth of experience in special collections librarianship. Previously, she managed the Manuscripts Collection at the Daughters of the American Revolution Library. Prior to her appointment there, Ikumi provided reference and…

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2021–22 Call for Works-in-Progress Sessions

Published: August 11, 2021

The UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library are inviting proposals for works-in-progress sessions to take place online via Zoom during the 2021–22 academic year (Fall and Winter quarters). Academic programs supported by the Center/Clark explore the latest research in the early modern period (including the long eighteenth century,…

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Spanish Government Honors Barbara Fuchs

Published: July 28, 2021

Core faculty member and former director, Barbara Fuchs, was recently honored by the Spanish governments’ Cervantes Institute for her work disseminating Spanish language and culture through theater and literature. Fuch’s will be awarded the institutes’ inaugural Ñ Prize in October in a ceremony presided over by Spain’s King Felipe VI. Read more on this from…

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Fowler Museum Reopens With Exhibit That Includes Clark Materials

Published: July 13, 2021

UCLA’s Fowler Museum reopened in July, 2021 after an extended pandemic closure. One of the two fascinating exhibits that mark the reopening is “The Map and the Territory: 100 Years of Collecting at UCLA“. The “Map and the Territory” exhibit features materials from the Clark Library collection, which include maps, books, a model ship, and…

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The 2021 Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival

Published: June 17, 2021

Please join us online via Zoom for The 2021 Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival which runs from July 23 through August 5, 2021. Artistic Director, Ambroise Aubrun, D.M.A. has brought together five fascinating Chamber Music performances for this year’s festival: Friday, July 23          Neave Trio Tuesday, July 27   …

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Did you miss Philomela at the Fin de Siècle?

Published: May 26, 2021

Did you miss our recent “Philomela at the Fin de Siècle” lecture given by 2020–21 Karmiole fellow, Tara Thomas? This fascinating lecture, illustrated with beautiful Wildeana from the Clark collection, is now available on our YouTube channel.  Thomas’ talk examines Oscar Wilde and Michael Field’s engagement with the Philomela myth from Greco-Roman mythology. Wilde engages…

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LA Times Covers Center/Clark Core Program

Published: January 7, 2021

LA Times theater critic, Charles McNulty, is a participant in our current core program roundtables organized by this year’s Clark Professor, Barbara Fuchs. The 2020–21 core program entitled “Resituating the Comedia” presents its second “For a Theater of the Future” zoom roundtable on January 15th at 2 p.m. McNulty presents a thoughtful and provocative response…

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New Center/Clark Director Announced

Published: December 9, 2020

Dear Alumni and Friends, I am writing to share news from the UCLA Center for 17th-and 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. As many of you are already aware, Helen Deutsch will complete her three-year term as director for the Center and the Clark Library at the end of the calendar year, which…

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Important Paul Landacre Archive Donated to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Published: October 15, 2020

Through a generous donation by the collectors Robert and Toni Crisell, the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA has received a large archive of the work of Southern California wood engraver, Paul Landacre. The items in this archive comprise prints, print proofs, preliminary drawings and page layouts, chapbooks, correspondence, catalogs, clippings, magazines, photographs, and…

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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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