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September 2018

La Escena: LA’s First Hispanic Classical Theater Festival

Friday, September 21 - Monday, September 24
Greenway Court Theater, 544 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Organized by Barbara Fuchs (UCLA). Co-sponsored by CMRS. Additional details to follow...

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October 2018

CMRS Annual Open House

Wednesday, October 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles , CA 90095 United States
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Please join CMRS Director Massimo Ciavolella and the Center’s staff for our annual Open House celebrating the start of the new academic year. This is CMRS’s 56th year of promoting  interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies related to the millennium from about 600-1600 C.E. You are invited to come meet  faculty, students, colleagues, and friends who share scholarly interests.  Find out more about CMRS’s programs, fellowships, grants, and publications.

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Iberia, the Mediterranean, and the World in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods

Thursday, October 11 - Saturday, October 13
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles , CA 90095 United States
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This conference will center on different historical themes (culture, religiosity, languages, politics, encounters) as well as address the “connectivity” between Iberia, North Africa and other Mediterranean lands and the nature of the global Mediterranean. Organized by Thomas Barton (USD), Marie Kelleher (CSULB), Antonio Zaldivar (CSUSM), Teofilo Ruiz (UCLA), and Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA). Please click here for the conference schedule and additional details.

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California Medieval History Seminar, Fall 2018

Saturday, October 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Huntington Library, Seaver Classrooms 1 & 2, 1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino , CA 91108 United States
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The Fall 2018 session of the California Medieval History Seminar meets at the Huntington Library to discuss four pre-distributed research papers. Participants are scholars in the field at various stages of their careers. All attendees at the seminar are expected to read the papers in advance and discuss the research. Speakers and paper topics are announced by e-mail. Click here for additional information about the seminar. These are the papers under discussion at this seminar: TBA Advance registration is required. To register…

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Artistic Expressions of Political Hierarchies in Aragon–Catalonia at the Turn of the Thirteenth Century: Painting, Poetry, Power

Monday, October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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CMRS Roundtable In this talk, CMRS Affiliate Dr. Shannon Wearing explores the artistic and literary patronage of Alfonso II, King of Aragon and Count of Barcelona (r. 1162–96), with particular emphasis on the Liber Feudorum Maior, a cartulary documenting the king’s territorial holdings and the hierarchical power relationships between the lords of Catalonia. The Liber is one of very few examples of its genre to be illuminated, and as such offers a rare glimpse of medieval courtly ceremonies. This manuscript…

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November 2018

Thomas Becket and Henry II : Friends who Became Enemies?

Monday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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CMRS Roundtable Leena Löfstedt (University of Helsinki and CMRS Associate) relates how the Becket controversy and murder in the cathedral coincide with the introduction in England of Gratian’s newly compiled Decretum. Her paper examines the complex relationship of King Henry II and Archbishop Thomas Becket using twelfth-century Gratian-related material: an Old French translation of the Decretum, a Latin Decretum-manuscript from 1170-1180 including marginalia, French and Latin texts of Thomas Becket’s letters sent in 1166. Unafraid of each other, the former…

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