Conferences

In addition to the annual series of conferences associated with the Core Program, each year the Center sponsors or co-sponsors four or more additional academic conferences, often held at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Past Events


Upcoming Events

  • 17 May

    Captivity: Assembling Nature’s Histories

    Friday, May 17, 2024
    9:15 am PDT – 5:30 pm PDT
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library & via Livestream
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, CA 90018

    Conference organized by Anna Chen, Rebecca Fenning Marschall, and Bronwen Wilson, University of California, Los Angeles The early modern period was a hothouse for the study of physical things in the natural world, and for the collection and assembly of them in human-made physical spaces. In other periods, botanical samples were preserved by diarists in their journals, such as Poems...

  • 7 Jun

    Oscar Wilde, Sexuality, and the State

    Friday, June 7, 2024–Saturday, June 8, 2024
    9:15 am PDT – 4:00 pm PDT
    William Andrews Clark Memorial Library & via Livestream
    2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, CA 90018

    Conference organized by Joseph Bristow, University of California, Los Angeles This conference will consider both the fin-de-siècle contexts and the worldwide consequences of the three trials involving Oscar Wilde that took place at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) from 3 April 1895 to 25 May 1895. These trials, which arguably constitute the most famous criminal proceedings relating to the...