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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Clark Closure 2015–16

Published: April 23, 2015

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library closed to the public in April 2015 but will re-open in fall 2016. During the closure the Clark Library is undergoing a seismic retrofit; construction includes a new entrance pavilion and increased book storage on the basement level. We regret the inconvenience to our library users. All lectures, symposia,…

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