CMRS Seminars

CMRS Seminars give UCLA students a chance to meet and interact with prominent authorities in the field of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. These classes receive funding from CMRS to bring  distinguished scholars to UCLA to participate in seminars and symposia, to present lectures, and to have informal discussions with students and faculty.

California Medieval History Seminar

The California Medieval History Seminar provides peer-review and fosters intellectual exchange, acquainting participants with medieval historical research currently underway in the state. Three times a year, the seminar meets at the Huntington Library to discuss four research papers (two by faculty members, two by graduate students or recent Ph.D. recipients).

The meeting dates for the California Medieval History Seminar during the 2018-19 academic year are:

October 27, 2018
February 9, 2019
April 27, 2019

Each meeting is held on a Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Seaver Classrooms 1 and 2 at the Huntington Library in San Marino.The Seaver Classrooms are located in the Munger Building (aka the Research and Administration Building).

The seminar is free to faculty and graduate students of California universities. Independent scholars and those with advanced knowledge in the fields being discussed are welcome as well. Other attendees will be considered at the discretion of CMRS, provided space is available and a $25 fee is paid to cover your catering costs.

Advance registration is required. To register or inquire, write to Speakers and paper topics are announced by email. Please let us know if you want to be added to the announcement list.

Papers for the Seminar are downloaded from the file-sharing website The email link will be sent to you when your register for the seminar. Papers are available to registrants before the meeting so they may read them in advance and discuss them at the seminar.

If you are interested in a discussion and review of your research at one of the upcoming seminars, please write to us with your request.

Previous session papers are listed in the Archives here.