Calendar of Events 2014–15
(all events are held at The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library unless otherwise noted)

Special Notice: As the Clark Library undergoes a seismic retrofit in 2015, some events may be moved to the UCLA campus. Please consult this Web calendar for the most up-to-date information regarding event locations. We appreciate your patience as we make the historic Clark Library safe for future gatherings.

September

   
 

Sat. 6 &
Sun. 7

Arts on the Grounds

Golden Tongues 2, Playwrights' Arena

 
   

October

   
 

Wed. 8

4th Annual Open House

Clark Quarterly Lecture:
“'Sir' Robert Cowan, Prince of California Bookmen and the Genesis of the UCLA Californiana Collection”
—Gary F. Kurutz (California State Library Director of Special Collections)

Exhibition:
“Copper, Gold, and Diamonds: Celebrating Cowan and California at the Clark, 1914–2014”

 

Sun. 12

Chamber Music at the Clark:
Parker Quartet

 

Sat. 18 &
Sun. 19

Arts on the Grounds:
Entre Marta y Lope by Gerardo Malla and Santiago Miralles

—performed by Fundación Siglo de Oro

 

Thu. 23

Clark Library Book Club: An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
North Book Room, 4:00 p.m.

For more information contact Rebecca Munson
(rgmunson@ucla.edu)

 

Fri. 24 &
Sat. 25

Conference:
The Civic Arts: Enlightenment and the Subjects of Liberal Learning

—organized by Michael Meranze (UCLA) and Matthew Crow (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

 

November

 
 

Wed. 5

Tenth Kenneth Karmiole Lecture on the History of the Book Trade:
Publishing Easy Pleasant Books for Children: The House of Newbery, 1740–1800”

—Andrea Immel (Curator, Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton University)

 

Fri. 14 &
Sat. 15

Core Program Conference:
Explorations, Encounters, and the Circulation of Knowledge, 1600–1830
Session 1: New Directions

—organized by Adriana Craciun (UC Riverside) and Mary Terrall (UCLA)

 

Tue. 18

Poetry Reading:
“New Books, New Work”

—Bruce Whiteman (Poet and Clark Head Librarian Emeritus)

 

Thu. 20

Clark Library Book Club: Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
North Book Room, 4:00 p.m.

For more information contact Rebecca Munson
(rgmunson@ucla.edu)

 

Sun. 23

Chamber Music at the Clark:
Miró Quartet

   

December

   
 

Wed. 3

Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture Series

“The Richard H. Popkin Papers at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library: Modernity and the Discourse on the Origin of Mediterranean Peoples”

Carlos Cañete (CSIC, Spain)

Royce Hall 306, UCLA campus

 

Thu. 18

Clark Library Book Club: Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
North Book Room, 4:00 p.m.

For more information contact Rebecca Munson
(rgmunson@ucla.edu)

   

January

   
 

Sun. 11

Chamber Music at the Clark:
Pacifica Quartet

 

Thu. 15

Clark Quarterly Lecture:
“Piety and Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles”

—Victoria Dailey (Freelance writer and curator)

 

Fri. 16

Auerbach, Our Contemporary? Responding to Figura and Mimesis

Program organized by CMRS, co-sponsored by the Center

Noon–6:00 p.m., 314 Royce Hall

 

Wed. 21

Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Fine Printing:
“The Work of Peter and Donna Thomas, Wandering Book Artists: Making Physical Books in the Digital Age”

—Peter and Donna Thomas (Letterpress printers)

 

Thu. 29

Clark Library Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (meeting includes a display of various editions and related manuscripts)
North Book Room, 4:00 p.m.

For more information and to join the mailing list, please contact Rebecca Munson
(rgmunson@ucla.edu)

 

February

 
 

Fri. 6 &
Sat. 7

Core Program Conference:
Explorations, Encounters, and the Circulation of Knowledge, 1600–1830
Session 2: Geographies of Inscription

—organized by Adriana Craciun (UC Riverside) and Mary Terrall (UCLA)

 

Wed. 18

Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture Series

“The Printer, the Translator, the Scribe, and the Slave Girl: Acculturating the Mukhtar al-Hikam, ca. 1200–ca. 1700”

—A. E. B. Coldiron, Florida State University

Royce Hall 306, UCLA campus

 

Sun. 22

Chamber Music at the Clark:
Orion Weiss (Pianist)

 

Wed. 25

Exhibition Opening:
“Oscar Wilde's Chatterdon: A Clark Exhibition”

—curated by Joseph Bristow, UCLA

Clark Foyer, 4:00–7:00 p.m.

 

Thu. 26

Clark Library Book Club: The Scandal of the Season by Sophie Gee (a fictional account of the circumstances surrounding Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock")
North Book Room, 4:00 p.m.

For more information and to join the mailing list, please contact Rebecca Munson
(rgmunson@ucla.edu)

   

March

   
 

Fri. 6 &
Sat. 7

Conference:
Empire and Exceptionalism: The Requerimiento at Five-Hundred

—organized by Andrew Devereux (Loyola Marymount University) and Anthony Pagden (UCLA)

 

Wed. 11

Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture Series

“The Worlds of Spanish Inquisitors”

—Kimberly Lynn, Western Washington University

Royce Hall 306, UCLA campus

 

Sun. 15

Chamber Music at the Clark:
Boston Trio

 

Sun. 22

Chamber Music at the Clark:
Trio con Brio Copenhagen

 

Thu. 26

Clark Library Book Club: The Book of William by Paul Collins (a nonfiction exploration of collecting the First Folio)
North Book Room, 4:00 p.m.

For more information and to join the mailing list, please contact Rebecca Munson
(rgmunson@ucla.edu)

 

Tue. 31

William Andrews Clark Lecture on Oscar Wilde:
“Oscar Wilde and the Visual Arts”

—Nicholas Frankel (Virginia Commonwealth University)

 

April

   
 

Wed. 8

Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture Series

“Nature, Culture, and Faith in Translation: Capuchin Missionary Images and Cross-Cultural Knowledge in Kongo and Angola, 1650–1750”

—Cécile Fromont, University of Chicago

Royce Hall 306, UCLA campus

 

Fri. 17 &
Sat. 18

Conference:
Visual and Textual Dialogues in Mexico and Europe:
The Florentine Codex


—organized by Jeanette Favrot Peterson (UC Santa Barbara) and Kevin Terraciano (UCLA)

Location: 314 Royce Hall on the UCLA campus and the Getty Center

 

Tue. 21

Co-sponsored lecture:
"Polemical Encounters: Martin de Figuerola and his Work with the Moors of Aragon"

—Mercedes Garcia Arenal (Consejo Superior de Investiagaciones Científicas, Madrid)

Commentary by Professor Claire Gilbert (Saint Louis University)

5:00 p.m., Royce Hall 306, UCLA campus

 

Sun. 26

Chamber Music at the Clark:
New Orford String Quartet

 

Wed. 29

Lope de Vega’s newly rediscovered play
Women and Servants
Translated by Barbara Fuchs

A staged reading by Chalk Repertory Theater Sponsored by the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies

5:30 p.m., Rolfe Courtyard, UCLA campus

 
   

May

   
 

Fri. 15 &
Sat. 16

Core Program Conference:
Explorations, Encounters, and the Circulation of Knowledge, 1600–1830
Session 3: Commerce, Culture, and Natural Knowledge

—organized by Adriana Craciun (UC Riverside) and Mary Terrall (UCLA)

Location: Royce Hall 314 on the UCLA campus

 

Fri. 29

Conference:
Oscar Wilde and the Culture of Childhood

—organized by Joseph Bristow(UCLA)

Location: Royce Hall 314 on the UCLA campus

June

   
 

Sat. 6

Arts on the Grounds

Golden Tongues 3 performed by Playwrights’ Arena

Location: Outdoors on the UCLA campus