Events

Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence

Free

Foregoing the political lens through which we usually look back at racial photography, this talk returns racial photography into the history of science and addresses it as a form of scientific evidence. Morris-Reich reconstructs individual cases, conceptual genealogies, and patterns of practice of the use of photography and photographic techniques for the study of “race” […]

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314 Royce Hall

The Making of Austro-Modernism

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This talk is an introduction to Perloff’s new book Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire (2016) and makes the case for a distinctive Austro-Modernism in the period between the two World Wars—a modernism that has its own particular ethos, different from that of the Weimar Republic in Germany as well […]

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306 Royce Hall

Imaginative Engagement: Women of the Hebrew Bible in After Abel and Other Stories

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Vividly reimagined with startling contemporary clarity, this debut collection of short stories gives voice to silent, often-marginalized biblical women: their ambitions, their love for their children, their values, their tremendous struggles, and their challenges. MICHAL LEMBERGER (Author) Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of English UCLA Department of History

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306 Royce Hall

Oscar Wilde and the Jews

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Talk addresses aspects of Wilde’s philo- and anti-Semitism, in relation to such figures as the French tragedienne Sarah Bernhardt, the English novelist Ada Leverson, and the victimized French officer Alfred Dreyfus. JOSEPH BRISTOW (UCLA) Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of English UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies UCLA Department of Comparative Literature

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306 Royce Hall

Jewish Visual Culture in the Mediterranean Basin

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What motifs, themes, and tendencies have characterized the visual expression of Mediterranean Jews across the centuries? What religious meanings have they conveyed or experiences stimulated? And what relationships do they reflect with surrounding cultures and religions? These are among the questions to be addressed in this symposium. DANIEL STEIN KOKIN (UCLA/Universität Greifswald) STEVEN FINE (Yeshiva […]

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314 Royce Hall

Divine Law and Community Boundaries in Jewish Antiquity

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In late antiquity, two radically distinct conceptions of divine law—Greek natural law grounded in reason and biblical law grounded in revelation—confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. This talk explores these responses and highlights their role in creating and maintaining distinct communities in the world of late antique Judaism. CHRISTINE HAYES […]

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314 Royce Hall

Memory and Continuity of the Southern Italian Jewish Legacy

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Lecture looks at the history of Apulian Jewish culture and its major intellectual achievements in the late Middle Ages and also concentrates on written and oral testimonies of former Jewish refugees, who at the very end of WWII resided in the United Nations transit camps that were established in the region of Apulia. In this […]

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314 Royce Hall
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