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Reflections on 2020

Published: January 25, 2021

Memories of Cocoliztli in Mesoamerica KEVIN TERRACIANO, Professor of History, UCLA Bradford Burns Chair of Latin American Studies Director, UCLA Latin American Institute January 26, 2021 Imagine a king who inquired whether his subjects were living better or worse under his rule than they had lived in the past. A 50-question survey known as the…

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New! CMRS Supplemental Recruitment Fellowships

Published: January 24, 2021

The Center is pleased to announce the new CMRS Supplemental Recruitment Fellowships. The purpose of these awards is to provide departments with another tool for attracting to UCLA potential graduate students intending to study some aspect of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, broadly defined as the period from Late Antiquity to the mid-seventeenth century. Three fellowships…

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Call for Papers: Comitatus 52

Published: January 24, 2021

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 by graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance studies. We particularly welcome articles that integrate or synthesize disciplines. February 15, 2021 is the…

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CMRS Seminars: Proposal Request from UCLA Faculty

Published: January 11, 2021

The CMRS Director invites proposals from UCLA faculty for the following graduate seminars: The Fall quarter CMRS LAMAR Seminar (for Fall 2022), a graduate-level class focusing on methodology for research in the Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance (LAMAR) fields. The methodology seminar is transdisciplinary in intent and would include one to two faculty from UCLA,…

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Apply Now for Editorial Positions: Comitatus Volume 52 (2021)

Published: November 13, 2020

Comitatus is the CMRS-sponsored graduate research journal, featuring the work of graduate students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval or Renaissance studies. The annual journal is distributed internationally to libraries and individuals and is part of the Project MUSE online collection. The Comitatus Editor organizes and oversees the Editorial Board’s evaluation of all…

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CMRS Co-Sponsored Workshop: Lyric Meditation, Islamic Philosophy, and Comparative Religion in the Works of Bidel of Delhi

Published: October 16, 2020

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 and led by Prof. Domenico Ingenito (UCLA, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) and Dr. Jane Mikkelson (University of Virginia) in cooperation with scholars working in Persian Studies, Islamic…

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Director’s Letter, Fall 2020

Published: September 13, 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 long-term future. But as I set to writing it this summer — the summer which never really came — the task is a radically altered one. How is…

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Call for Presenters: Reflections on 2020

Published: September 12, 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 are living in. Please send us your thoughts and observations–in an audio or video recording (5 minutes maximum) or in writing (500 words maximum)—on the intersections between your…

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Call for Papers: Animals and Humans on the Move

Published: August 31, 2020

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 would Don Quixote be without Rocinante, or Alexander without Bucephalus? This cluster of short essays proposes to look at moving/traveling animals and animals as the companions of traveling/moving…

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Fall 2020 LAMAR Seminar: “The Late Antique World: Transitions and Transformations Between Classical and Medieval”

Published: August 24, 2020

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 focusing on late antiquity as an historical period and scholarly construct. Using primary evidence (art, artifact, literature), modern scholarship, and varied methodological approaches, this course examines the origins…

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