Published: October 13, 2021

Dear faculty, staff, and friends, I am pleased to share exciting news regarding UCLA’s world-class hub for scholars working in periods from the 3rd to the 17th century CE across the world. More than a half-century after its founding, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) will now be known as CMRS Center for…

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Afghan Assistance at UCLA

Published: September 1, 2021

CMRS faculty member Domenico Ingenito (Associate Professor of Persian Literature at UCLA and Director of the Program on Central Asia) has been assisting Afghan refugees flown to Italy to clear resettlement hurdles there and is actively supporting the UCLA effort to place Afghan scholars on campus. He will devote considerable programming to Afghanistan at the…

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CMRS Co-Sponsors Program for Early Modern Southeast Asia Workshop

Published: July 15, 2021

CMRS is pleased to co-sponsor the Program for Early Modern Southeast Asia workshop “Historicizing Disaster Risk Management: The Ecology of Mt. Isarog and its Environs,” This series of eight panel discussions takes place in August and September 2021. CMRS faculty member Professor Stephen Acabado (Department of Anthropology, UCLA) coordinated the workshop and has assembled many…

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LAMAR Seminar for Fall 2021: Digital/Medieval: Resistant Archives

Published: June 9, 2021

Professor Matthew Fisher (English) is teaching the next LAMAR Seminar in the Fall. The course, English 257, “Digital/Medieval: Resistant Archives” will focus on the theoretical and practical complexities of contemporary archives, digitization and archival preservation practice, and medieval documents and books. Working hands-on with UCLA’s collections, and also hands-on with some of the interoperable data…

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End-of-Year Director’s Statement, 2020-21

Published: June 8, 2021

Dear Friends, A year ago, in June 2020, we released a statement in support of Black Lives Matter. We promised to continue systemic and programmatic changes that we initiated in 2019. And we are starting to deliver. I am delighted to report on the results of this past year that has seen CMRS attain new…

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Henry Ansgar Kelly Paper Prize

Published: May 19, 2021

The Medieval Association of the Pacific is pleased to announce the Henry Ansgar Kelly Paper Prize to be awarded to a scholar for a peer-reviewed article or chapter published in the previous two calendar years on any subject of Dr. Kelly’s wide range of research areas (cv). In his long and still productive career, Dr….

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Reflections on 2020 Podcasts

Published: May 10, 2021

Critical Mission Studies and Indigenous Community Interventions In this podcast, Dr. YVE CHAVEZ (Tongva/Gabrielino) of UC Santa Cruz and Dr. CHARLENE VILLASEÑOR BLACK of UCLA discuss the $1.03 million grant “Critical Mission Studies at California’s Crossroads,” funded by UCOP’s Multicampus Research Program and Initiatives (2019-2021). They address the importance of Indigenous legacies in the California…

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Conference Proceedings: Iberia, the Mediterranean and the Larger World in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Periods

Published: April 22, 2021

Seven essays from the 2018 CMRS Conference “Iberia, the Mediterranean, and the World in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods” are featured as a dossier in Volume 40 of Pedralbes, Revista d’història moderna (2020). Published under the auspices of the Universitat de Barcelona, the journal is open-access and the articles are free to download. Introduction:…

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An Introduction to Arabic Manuscripts

Published: April 15, 2021

CMRS is a co-sponsor with the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies of an upcoming free online workshop that runs August 23 – 27. Participants will learn the basics of codicology, palaeography, and manuscript production and circulation within the context of current debates in Arabic manuscript research. Organized by Princeton University Professor of Near Eastern…

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New Online Fellowship Application Forms

Published: March 14, 2021

We have implemented a new online system for submitting applications and letters of recommendation for our fellowships. This change will make the application process easier for everyone with a web form indicating what is required. Click this link to go the the instructions for the application submission page and the letter of recommendation submission page….

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