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CMRS Council Excursions

Published: April 6, 2018

Coming up this May, the CMRS Council will visit the Getty Villa in Malibu for an inside look at their collection of Byzantine Art with a tour by Curator Mary Hart and CMRS Associate Director and UCLA Professor of Art History Sharon Gerstel. The previous outing in January to the Getty Center in Brentwood was…

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April 16 Deadlines for CMRS Graduate Student Funding

Published: April 3, 2018

Graduate Students interested in any discipline and studying any aspect of Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, or the Early Modern eras are invited to apply for the following: CMRS Research Assistants (Graduate Student Researchers) The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will award three Research Assistantships (Graduate Student Research positions) for the 2018-19 academic…

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Celtic Studies Stalwart Karen Burgess

Published: March 13, 2018

Congratulations to our Assistant Director Dr. Karen Burgess for her recognition from CSANA at last week’s conference! “The Celtic Studies Association of North America wishes to express its deepest gratitude to Karen Burgess for her exemplary efforts in organizing the Association’s 2018 annual meeting in Los Angeles, for her longstanding support of Celtic studies, and…

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New Publication in Our ‘Cursor Mundi’ Series

Published: March 9, 2018

We’re pleased to announce the upcoming publication of the proceedings from “The Illustrated Body” a conference held at UCLA-CMRS three years ago which commemorated and celebrated Aldus Manutius and Andreas Vesalius for their spread of anatomical knowledge. A fitting topic since UCLA Library Special Collections houses one of the world’s most important collections of books…

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Deadline Extended to March 1 — Call for Papers

Published: February 2, 2018

Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, published annually under the auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, invites the submission of articles by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies; we particularly welcome articles that integrate or synthesize disciplines. SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR VOLUME 49…

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Festschrift for Paul Freedman

Published: November 2, 2017

The proceedings from the conference we sponsored last year in honor of Professor Paul Freedman (History, Yale University) are now available from Brepols Publishers as Volume 22 of the Europa Sacra series, Boundaries in the Medieval and Wider World: Essays in Honour of Paul Freedman, edited by Thomas Barton, Susan McDonough, Matthew Wranovix, and Sara…

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Open House 2017

Published: October 12, 2017

This year’s annual Open House for the new school year was a great success. Thanks go to all the new and returning students, our faculty, associates from neighboring institutions, and the interested public who turned out to see what’s in store this year. It was a pleasure to welcome Professor Sharon Gerstel to her first…

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A Message from the Director, 2017-18

Published: October 11, 2017

Click here to download the CMRS 2017-18 Annual Booklet. As the new academic year begins, I am happy to report that the Center, which is now in its 55th year, is as strong and vibrant as ever. We’re looking forward to a full and intellectually-stimulating series of conferences, lectures, and other events in 2017-18. I…

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History 221A: Law and Medieval History

Published: August 29, 2017

This Fall, Jessica Goldberg, Associate Professor of History, is teaching History 221A: Law and Medieval History on Fridays, from 2:00-4:50pm in Bunche Hall 2156. Students from outside history are welcome–outside perspectives on legal material always make a class like this richer and more rewarding. The professor’s permission is need to enroll. Each week will involve…

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CMRS/LAMAR Seminar for Fall

Published: August 23, 2017

Professor Meredith Cohen is teaching the next CMRS/LAMAR Seminar, Art History 217C – Medieval Art. The course topic is “Materiality”. Given the ever-increasing virtuality of experience and its concomitant relativities, scholars have turned in the past decade to examining the spectrum of materiality. This course will examine that concept in its broadest parameters, from the…

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