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Reflections on 2020
COVID will change history The global pandemic will change history. An illness that will kill at least a quarter of a million Americans within a year must...
CMRS Co-Sponsored Workshop: Lyric Meditation, Islamic Philosophy, and Comparative Religion in the Works of Bidel of Delhi
The UCLA Program on Central Asia invites you to the multidisciplinary workshop, Steadfast Imagining: Lyric Meditation, Islamic Philosophy, and Comparative Religion in the Works of Bidel of Delhi (d.1720) organized...
Director’s Letter, Fall 2020
The Director’s annual letter is a serious task because it conveys a commitment to the project of the coming academic year and to a vision of a...
Call for Presenters: Reflections on 2020
As part of CMRS’s regular biweekly email news blasts, we’d like to offer the Center’s faculty and students an opportunity to reflect on the remarkable times we...
Call for Papers: Animals and Humans on the Move
A Viator essay cluster, edited by Przemysław Marciniak. The relationship between humans and their nonhuman traveling companions changed over time, and over the distances they traveled. Who...
CMRS’s mission is to promote and sustain transdisciplinary studies of the period from late antiquity to the mid-seventeenth century. Five main research axes help structure the polyvalent and multi-faceted inquiry of the Center’s diverse faculty: Sustainability/Repurposing, Fluidity/Permanence, Bodies/Performance, Conversion/Mobility, and Communication/Archive. All research axes are open to the widest variety of historical and methodological approaches.
The Center has three primary goals: 1) To stimulate and support the scholarship and research activities of its affiliated faculty, associates, students, and scholars; 2) To foster and prepare the next generation of scholars and researchers by providing educational opportunities, financial, and other support; and, 3) To disseminate knowledge, encourage intellectual exchange, and promote Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies at the campus, local, regional, national, and global levels.