Global Antiquity Lunch Series, “Cities in Situ: Landscape in Dio Chrysostom’s Urban Orations” with Bryant Kirkland

Royce Hall 306 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, California

Global Antiquity is pleased to announce the next in its series of brownbag lunch talks featuring Professor Bryant Kirkland (Classics), who will speak on Cities in Situ: Landscape in Dio Chrysostom's Urban Orations in Royce 306 on Monday, April 15. Lunch will be provided at 12:00 pm with the talk beginning shortly thereafter and followed by a discussion until 1:30...

Pourdavoud Lecture Series with Hilmar Klinkott

Royce Hall 306 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, California

Consolidation of Law, Legal Order, and the Question of Constitutionalizing Processes in the Achaemenid Empire The Old Persian inscriptions of Darius I deal with a range of legal, particularly constitutional questions. The famous grave inscription from Naqsh-i Rustam (DNb) constitutes the conceptional center of a thematical text corpus, exemplified in specific details and different legal...

Making a House: The Mutual Upbringing (Crianza) of Architecture and People in Andean Highland Pastoralism (Susques, Jujuy, Argentina) with Dr. Jorge Tomasi

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The Andean Working Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Jorge Tomasi,  faculty member at CONICET - Laboratorio de Arquitecturas Andinas y Construcción con Tierra, will speak on Making a House: The Mutual Upbringing (Crianza) of Architecture and People in Andean Highland Pastoralism (Susques, Jujuy, Argentina). The lecture will take place on Zoom at 12:00...

Pourdavoud Lecture Series with Robert Rollinger

Royce Hall 306 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, California

The “Persian Wars”: An Alternative Perspective? Wednesday, May 1 from 4:00–6:00 pm Royce Hall 306 Registration Requested—Please click here The “Persian Wars” are still regarded by many scholars and the interested general public as one of the major events in western history. The instructive and captivating narrative of Herodotus’ Histories became a pillar of Greek historical consciousness...

Five Generations of Lakota Holy Men with Richard Moves Camp

Royce Hall 314 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

The Center for the Study of Religion invites you to a conversation between Richard Moves Camp and the editor and associate editor of his book My Grandfather’s Altar: Five Generations of Lakota Holy Men. They will share stories from this oral-literary narrative account of five generations of Lakota religious tradition on Monday, May 6 from...

Pourdavoud Lecture Series with Wu Xin

Royce Hall 306 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, California

Regal Metamorphosis: A Transcultural Journey of the Achaemenid Royal Women to the East Xiwangmu, also known as the Queen of the West, is a significant deity in ancient Chinese mythology, revered initially as the protector of departed souls. Her representation emerged during the late Western Han period around the 1st century BCE. Scholars have drawn parallels...

And God Laughed: Humor in the Bible with Joel Kaminsky

Royce Hall 306 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, California

Presented by the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion. Since the Hebrew Bible is a sacred text for Jews and Christians many readers naturally assume it cannot contain any humor. This talk will explore several biblical narratives that employ humor to make serious theological points....

International Conference on “Plato and Lyric Poetry”

Royce Hall 306 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, California

UCLA's Department of Classics invites you to an International Conference on “Plato and Lyric Poetry” on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, 2024 in Royce 306. Please check back closer to the date of the event for additional information. Featured Speakers will be: David Blank Michael Brumbaugh Pierre Destrée George Gazis Pauline Leven Kathryn Morgan Glenn Most Julia...

Andean Working Group with Dr. Vladimir G. Gil Ramon

The Andean Working Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Vladimir G. Gil Ramon (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru) will be delivering a talk on Monday, May 13. Please check back in the coming weeks for additional information.

Confusion of the Babels: Multilingualism and Translation in Ancient Judaism Confusion of the Babels: Multilingualism and Translation in Ancient Judaism with Steven D. Fraade

Royce Hall 306 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, California

While the usual rendering and  understanding of the Tower of Babel narrative (Gen 11:1–9) presumes the existence of one unified divine and human language (usually Hebrew, but with other candidates) between Eden and Babel, an alternative narrative imagines there having already existed a totality of ‘seventy” languages from the beginning, and only at Babel having...