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Oct 2017

Humanities Dialogues

Oct 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2018 @ 5:00 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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Jan 2018

In Praise of Women: Rogeri de Pacientia’s Balzino & Late 15th Century Southern Italian Society

Jan 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Royce Hall 342, 10745 Dickson Plaza, Royce Hall 342
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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At the end of the 15th century the Aragon Kingdom of Naples underwent a serious crisis which ultimately led to its conquest and absorption into the crown of Spain. Despite the political vicissitudes, the major intellectual activities that had characterized Southern Italy throughout the Middle Ages were still encouraged at the turn of the 16th century. Such cultural prosperity was also fueled by the intellectual exchanges between the different ethnic and religious communities that populated the kingdom. In this talk,…

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