Posts Tagged: Humanities

Professor Carla Gardina Pestana to Serve as Center & Clark Director in 2024-25

Published: July 11, 2024

We are pleased to announce that Professor Carla Gardina Pestana, Distinguished Professor and Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America in the World (Department of History), will serve as Director of the Center for 17th– & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library for Academic Year 2024-25. Professor Pestana studies the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century…

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Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship Lecture 2023-24

Published: July 11, 2024

On May 9, John Sullivan, a PhD candidate in history at Northwestern University, delivered an online lecture as a 2023–2024 recipient of the Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship. The lecture considered how cities figured in and spurred the production of various genres of historical writing that naturalists and governmental officials used to comprehend catastrophic…

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Understanding Edo from Outsiders

Published: June 4, 2024

While the nationalistic myth of Japan as a homogeneous society has persisted, two marginalized groups—the Ainu and the Ryūkyūan—challenge this misconception. This pivotal topic took center stage at the final conference of the Open Edo series, hosted at the UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library on April 19, 2024. Titled “Edo Outsiders: Ainu and Ryūkyūan…

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Clark Library Collections Webinar

Published: May 24, 2024

The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) hosts Webinar: Library Showcase II.  Ikumi Crocoll will present for the Clark Library.  Join us on Thursday, June 13, 2024 as staff from libraries with holdings of interest to early modern researchers will present on their collections. This webinar will showcase resources at William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (UCLA),…

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Two Core Faculty receive fellowships at I Tatti!

Published: May 22, 2024

We are pleased to announce that Raphaëlle Burns, Assistant Professor, Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies (ELTS) and Javier Patiño Loira, Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, are recent fellowship recipients at I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. Information on their research can be found in the following links; Raphaëlle Burns…

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Imaging Diplomacy: The Meridian Gate and the Making of European Perspectives on China (1655–1795)

Published: March 15, 2024

On March 12, Sylvia Tongyan Qiu, a first-year Ph.D. student in Art History at UCLA delivered an online lecture as the recipient of the 2023–24 Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship. The lecture delved into the intersection of early modern diplomatic literature and the European representation of Chinese architecture. In her lecture, Qiu explored the journeys of European ambassadors…

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Edo Avant Garde Film Screening

Published: February 14, 2024

On Saturday, February 3, 2024, the Clark Library held a film screening of Linda Hoaglund’s film, Edo Avant Garde. The screening was followed by a Q&A and reception with the filmmaker, which allowed viewers to explore their thoughts after unfolding Edo Art.  Kristopher Kersey arranged this special viewing in conjunction with the Center & Clark’s 2023-24 Core…

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Eco Edo: Uncovering the Ecological Heart of Edo Art

Published: February 7, 2024

On February 2, 2024, the scholarly conference “Eco Edo: Ecological Perspectives on Early Modern Japanese Art” was held, serving as a pivotal second event in the “Open Edo: Diverse, Ecological, and Global Perspectives on Japanese Art, 1603–1868” series, organized by the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies. This year-long 2023-24 Core Program brought together six…

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Oscar Wilde’s final hours: UCLA’s Joseph Bristow to correct the record in lecture at Clark Library

Published: January 30, 2024

Oscar Wilde’s life has been examined in minute detail in numerous biographies and countless articles. But the details of his death have been widely misunderstood, according to UCLA’s Joseph Bristow. Bristow, a distinguished professor of English and leading scholar on Wilde, will help set the record straight in a free lecture at UCLA’s William Andrews…

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Our Histories and Futures: Making New Print and Book Arts Work with/in Libraries

Published: January 26, 2024

This year’s Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Fine Printing lecture was presented by Tia Blassingame (Book/Print Artist, Scholar of Color Collective, Scripps College). Tia’s art and collaborations uncover histories for nuance discussions on issues of race and racism. She discussed her research, collaborations, and artistic process. A special collection of her work was on display…

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