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June 2018

Humanities Dialogues Symposium

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royce Hall 236, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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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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May 2018

End of Year Reception & Awards Ceremony

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royce Hall North Balcony,

You are cordially invited to attend the End of Year Reception & Awards Ceremony hosted by the Departments of French & Francophone Studies, Italian, Germanic Languages, and the Scandinavian Section. Enjoy food and refreshments while marking the end of another successful academic year! The event will take place on Wednesday, May 30 at 3pm-5pm on the Royce Hall 3rd floor North Balcony (located between rooms 334 & 340). Please RSVP online here.

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Living Happily Ever After? The Swedish Gender Equality Ideal & Literary Representations of Mothers Who Leave

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Royce Hall 236, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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In twenty-first century Swedish literature there is a surprising number of mothers who leave their families. Why do we currently see this literary trend? And why in Sweden of all places, which is usually seen seen as one of the best countries in the world to start a family, especially for mothers? In this talk, Björklund will discuss a number of novels where the mothers leave because of gender inequality with a desire to improve their situations. She will explore the…

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Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will lecture by Carsten Jensen

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Luskin Centennial Ballroom, 425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Icelandic Sagas, Society, and Viking Archaeology: A Conference in Celebration of Jesse Byock’s Career

May 2 - May 3
Royce Hall 314,

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. Click here for the event program. 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 &…

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April 2018

Ethnology in Sweden Today

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royce Hall 236, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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This is a presentation lead by Professor Lars Kaijser (Department of Ethnology at Stockholm University). You're welcome to join us in celebrating the 100th year of Ethnology that was established in Stockholm in 1918.  

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January 2018

Julefest

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Royce Hall 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Due to the Skirball fire, Julefest has been rescheduled for January 23, 2018.  Please join the Faculty of UCLA's Scandinavian Section for our annual event. We will celebrate the winter holiday with Scandinavian inspired refreshments! RSVP required: https://goo.gl/forms/OjL4JXzXj6ftqf1o1

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December 2017

Humanities Graduate Writing Retreat

December 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Royce Hall 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Humanities Graduate Writing Retreat   RSVP required: https://doodle.com/poll/ai66dzxcpwwevfvi

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October 2017

Humanities Dialogues

October 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - June 1, 2018 @ 2:15 pm
Royce Hall 236, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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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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September 2017

World Languages Day

September 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bruin Plaza,

Bonjour! Hallo! Ciao! Did you know that there are more than 40 different languages taught at UCLA? World Languages Day offers an opportunity to discover language programs offered on campus, as well as language clubs and other cultural activities you can get involved in. All undergraduate students are invited to attend. Those present will have the chance to play games and win great prizes. Stop by Bruin Plaza on Friday, September 29th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to participate…

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