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Annual Newsletter for 2019-20
Our annual newsletter is hot off the press and available for download--click here. Zrinka Stahuljak steps in this year as the new director of the Center. See...
Fall Quarter Events Checklist
Here are all of our programs for the Fall quarter in a handy checklist. Print it out on legal-size paper and post as a reminder. Just to...
Alain Touwaide Receives the 2019 Edward Kremers Award
We're very happy to inform you that Alain Touwaide, Visiting Professor in the UCLA Department of Classics and CMRS Associate, is the recipient of the 2019 Edward...
Live stream watch party: 2019 NEH Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities: “Cultural Heritage Present and Future: A Benedictine Monk’s Long View”
Join UCLA scholars and students for a live streaming of the 2019 National Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, given by this year's recipient...
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...
What is UCLA-CMRS?
The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) was founded in 1962-63 under the guidance of Lynn White, Jr., the distinguished historian who spearheaded the initiative and served as the Center’s first director. CMRS’s mission is to promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies of the period from late antiquity to the mid-seventeenth century. These studies deepen human understanding of cultural, artistic, social, religious, political and related issues rooted in the deep past which still resonate in our contemporary world.
To accomplish this mission, 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.