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October 2017

Humanities Dialogues

October 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - June 1, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

Attention all Undergraduates, Staff and Faculty interested in languages, world cultures, and/or the Humanities: You are invited to participate in a series of meetings, where you will discover how words/concepts essential to the human experience across cultures have acquired different meanings in different languages due to specific historical, social, political, and cultural contexts. These dialogues will culminate in a final Symposium where participants will compete for prizes, including a $300 award for the 1st Place Final Presentation! Meetings will take place…

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May 2018

Icelandic Sagas, Society, and Viking Archaeology: A Conference in Celebration of Jesse Byock’s Career

May 2 - May 3

The UCLA Scandinavian Section and the UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies invite you to attend Icelandic Sagas, Society, and Viking Archaeology: A Conference in Celebration of Jesse Byock’s Career Retirement on Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday morning, May 3 in Royce Hall room 314. Guest speakers include: Jesse Byock (UCLA and University of Iceland) Tim Tangherlini, Chair of the UCLA Scandinavian Section Massimo Ciavolella, Director of the UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Helgi Þorláksson (University of…

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June 2018

Humanities Dialogues Symposium

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an exciting opportunity to explore and discuss the influence of historical, social, political and cultural realities on our interpretations of language! Since the beginning of the academic year, undergraduate students in the Humanities have gathered to examine cross-cultural concepts at the core of the human experience: DUTY • DEMOCRACY • EDUCATION • WORK • GOOD/EVIL • WAR/PEACE • HUMANITY • RESISTANCE • RELIGION & IDENTITY  Building upon these topics, students have expanded their humanistic inquiry to include literary works, historical figures,…

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