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.

Two classes have been designated CMRS Seminars for the 2017-18 academic year:

  • Fall Quarter, Professor Meredith Cohen (Art History, UCLA) is teaching the LAMAR/CMRS Seminar (Art History C217), “Materiality.” Guest speakers include: Professor Brigitte Bedos-Rezak (History, New York University), Associate Professor Hussein Fancy (History, University of Michigan), Dr. Therese Martin (Art History, Instituto de Historia, CCHS, Madrid), and Dr. Thomas Nickson, (Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art, London).
  • Spring Quarter, the Freshman Mythology Cluster course (GE 30), organized by CMRS Affiliate Dr. Sara Burdorff (Lecturer, English, UCLA), Professor Stephanie Jamison (Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA) and Professor Olga Yokoyama (Applied Linguistics, UCLA), has been designated a CMRS Seminar.

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 gathers 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 2017-18 academic year are:

November 4, 2017
February 3, 2018
April 28, 2018

Each meeting is held on a Saturday, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm in the Seaver Classrooms 1 and 2 at the Huntington Library in San Marino. (The winter session on February 18 will be in Seaver 3.)

The Seaver Classrooms are located in the Munger Building (aka the Research and Administration Building). This is the large, imposing building with columns located to the right when walking toward the main entrance to the Huntington gardens.

The seminar is free to faculty and graduate students of California universities; others are welcome (provided space is available) but are asked to pay $25 to cover associated 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.

Previous session papers are listed in the Archives here.