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Will and Lois Matthews Samuel Pepys Lecture, Guest Speaker: S.E. Kile

Luskin Conference Center 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

Copy of Kunyu quantu 坤輿全圖 (Complete map of the world), 1674, Ferdinand Verbiest, S.J. held at the Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Image stitched together from individual images of each frame of the map screen. Guest Speaker: S.E. Kile (University of Michigan) "Was the World Early Modern?: Telescopes, Surgery, and Print Media in China,...

Hammer Art History Lecture, Guest Speaker: Suzanne Blier

Royce 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

“Patterns of Anomaly in African Ivories” Abstract:  This lecture takes up questions in African Medieval to Early Modern ivory imagery and sources framed in part around a set of seemingly anomalous motifs that address how power and ivory have mutually shaped each other both in Africa (particularly Nigeria) and in European contexts. Among the works...

Co-sponsored Lecture by Etienne Anheim (History, EHESS, Paris)

Royce 236 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles

Etienne Anheim's research is oriented towards the economic, social and material history of painting as well as the history of written practices between the 13th and the 15th century, from scholars like Petrarch to library inventories or accounting entries, at the same time, addressing questions of historiography and epistemology of history. He also collaborates on...

In Distant Places Among Alien People: Slavery, Friendship, and Tatar-Venetian Relations in the 15th Century, Guest Speaker: Hannah Barker

Royce 306 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles CA

Guest Speaker: Hannah Barker (Arizona State University) In 1455, the Venetian patrician Giosafat Barbaro encountered an old friend in surprising circumstances. As a young merchant in the Black Sea port of Tana, Barbaro had met and befriended a local Tatar notable named Chebechzi. At the end of his time in Tana, Barbaro returned home expecting...

Co-sponsored Lecture by Prof. Herman Bennett (CUNY)

James West Alumni Center, The Founders' Room

Herman L. Bennett is a Professor at the Graduate Center (CUNY) and Director of the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC). He has held faculty positions at UNC-Chapel Hill, The Johns Hopkins University, Rutgers University, and the Free University of Berlin. Sponsored by the UCLA Experimental Critical Theory...