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Call for Papers: Comitatus, Vol. 51
Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, published annually under the auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, invites the submission of articles...
Call for Abstracts: Global Encounters in the North Atlantic, ca. 350–1300
Looking Ahead: Global Encounters in the North Atlantic, ca. 350–1300 A special dossier in Viator. Co-edited by Nahir Otaño Gracia, Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, and Erica Weaver In the...
New Volume of Conference Proceedings
Renaissance Futurities: Science, Art, Invention considers the intersections between artistic rebirth, the new science, and European imperialism in the global early modern world. UCLA Professor of Art...
Video for Leonardo da Vinci Conference
Videos of the entire conference Leonardo da Vinci Inventing the Future are posted on our website. Click here to watch! Thanks to everyone who contributed to the...
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...
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.