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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 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...
Fall 2020 LAMAR Seminar: “The Late Antique World: Transitions and Transformations Between Classical and Medieval”
For Fall 2020, Professor Sarah Beckmann (Classics) presents the CMRS/LAMAR Seminar “The Late Antique World: Transitions and Transformations Between Classical and Medieval” (CLASSIC 250), an interdisciplinary seminar...
Job Opening: The Wellman Chair in Medieval History
The UCLA History Department seeks a senior historian of any region of Europe (including the Byzantine world) focusing on any period from late antiquity to 1400. We...
UCLA-CMRS Supports Black Lives Matter
As an Organized Research Unit of the University of California dedicated to the study of the deep history of structures, mechanisms, and representations of society, and with...
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.