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Islamic Sensory History: Notes on an Emerging Field

Kaplan 365

The sensory turn in many areas of the humanities has failed to make a significant impression on Islamic and Middle East Studies, and on the study of Islamic history in particular. In the last couple of years, however, there has been a rise in interest in historical manifestations of the Muslim sensorium. This is demonstrated...

Magdeburg, 1554: Flacius Illyricus Applies for a Grant

Royce 314 Online

A lecture by Professor Anthony Grafton (Princeton University). Ecclesiastical history began in the 1550s, when the Lutheran Matthias Flacius Illyricus organized a collaborative century-by-century history of Christianity. This confessional project never reached completion, and its thick volumes met with severe criticism from co-religionists as well as Catholics. Nonetheless, it provided a new model for the...

The Black Saints of the Carmelite Order: Ancient Ethiopia in the Early Modern European Imagination

Bunche 6275

Erin Kathleen Rowe (Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education, Professor of History, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University) will give a talk about African and Black saints in early modern Iberia. Beginning in the seventeenth-century, members of the Carmelite order adopted two ancient Ethiopian saints, Efigenia and Elesban. While their interest in ancient...

Foucault reading Plato: does the Symposium provide evidence for a history of sexuality?

Bunche 4276

Professor Christian Keime (Classics, University of Cambridge) gives a public lecture, part of the CMRS-CEGS Research Seminar for Winter 2023, “Historicity. Re-reading Michel Foucault,” taught by UCLA Professor Giulia Sissa. Join on Zoom at https://ucla.zoom.us/j/95860364810?pwd=VTJJY2oyS1YyLy9KNTB5TFZXRWhKQT09 Password: Plato

Simulating Korea in Early Modern Diplomacy: On Eurocentrism, Agency, and Early Modern World History in Europa Universalis IV

Zoom Meeting Online

This is the first of the Games and Korean History webinar series in Winter 2023, presented by Chosŏn History Society and hosted by the UCLA Center for Korean Studies. This series brings together game creators, history teachers and scholars, and the gaming community through discussions over Korean history and its simulation. Dr. Álvaro Sanz from Paradox...

Use of Birth: Biopolitics, Biotechnics, and Natal Alienation

Bunche 4276

Professor Sara Brill (Philosophy, Fairfield University) gives a public lecture, part of the CMRS-CEGS Research Seminar for Winter 2023, “Historicity. Re-reading Michel Foucault,” taught by UCLA Professor Giulia Sissa. In Foucault’s later engagement with Greek antiquity, the concept of bios finds revolutionary force less in its usefulness to a notion of biopolitics (in bio-) than...

Annual Hammer Art History Lecture

Royce 314 Online

“Silver: Mutability and Materiality across Seventeenth-Century Networks of Trade and Plunder in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans” Nancy Um (Associate Director, Research and Knowledge Creation, Getty Research Institute) This talk delves into the circulation of silver in the late seventeenth century, a time when the silver streams of Potosi fueled the global maritime trade. It...

Astronomers, Theologians and Vagabonds – The Cultural Circle of Bishop John Vitez, a 15th Century Central European Humanist

Royce 236 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles

In most of the older studies of the Renaissance, Eastern Central Europe was a “dark area” about which very little was said. We have since come a long way in understanding 15th-century culture in Hungary, Slavonia and Croatia. A thriving Renaissance movement was spreading, and its focal point was Bishop John Vitez, a generous patron...