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British Paleography Class, Fall 2019
ENGL M215A Paleography of Vernacular Manuscripts from the British Isles, c. 800 to 1500 Cross-listed as: CLASSIC M218, FRNCH M210, HIST M218 Prof. Matthew Fisher Tuesdays 12:00...
“Early Modern Empire and the Cultures of Encounter”: CMRS/LAMAR Seminar for Fall 2019
Professor Barbara Fuchs is teaching the next CMRS LAMAR Seminar in the fall. This class receives funding from CMRS to bring distinguished scholars to UCLA to lecture,...
Professor Arvind Thomas’ “Piers Plowman and the Reinvention of Church Law in the Late Middle Ages”
It is a medieval truism that the poet meddles with words, the lawyer with the world. But are the poet’s words and the lawyer’s world really so...
Zrinka Stahuljak Named Next Director of CMRS
The UCLA Dean of Humanities David Schaberg has announced Professor Zrinka Stahuljak as the next director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: "I have asked...
Sara Burdorff Roundtable Examines Roles of Medieval Women
By Paige Hua Daily Bruin, April 21, 2019 Objects are more privileged than subjects, Sara Burdorff suggests in UCLA’s next Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable. Typically,...
What is UCLA-CMRS?
The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies promotes interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study of the years c. 600-1600 C.E. in order to understand cultural, social, religious, and political issues rooted in the past that continue to resonate in our contemporary world. UCLA-CMRS supports faculty research and teaching. We provide fellowships, research assistantships, travel grants, and other support for students. We host visiting scholars and other researchers in numerous programs. We publish: Viator, one of the most-respected scholarly journals in the field; Comitatus, one of the oldest graduate-student journals, and Cursor Mundi, a series of single-authored books and multi-authored collections. We were founded in 1963 as an Organized Research Unit of the University of California.