Reflections on 2020

Published: March 29, 2021

After Colonization and Missionization: Continuities and Resilience of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians In this podcast, Professor CAROLE E. GOLDBERG (UCLA School of Law, Distinguished Research Professor, Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita) explains two distinct historical types of indigenous social organization in the face of colonization and missionization: autonomous lineages…

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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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In memoriam: Florence Ridley, CMRS Founding Member

Published: February 28, 2021

Florence Howse Ridley, a barrier-breaking academic who was the first woman to chair the modern incarnation of UCLA’s Academic Senate and only the third woman to become a full professor in UCLA’s English department, died Jan. 16 of COVID-19 in her hometown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She was 98. Ridley came to UCLA in 1957 immediately…

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Call for Book Reviews Comitatus 52

Published: February 12, 2021

The books listed on this PDF are available for review in Comitatus 52 (2021), the graduate student journal published by the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. If you would like to write a review for Comitatus 52, email Allison McCann with your top choice and an alternate. Please also include your university…

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MEMSA Conference: Call for Papers

Published: February 9, 2021

Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal in the Medieval and Early Modern World 27 May 2021 – via Zoom The global medieval and early modern world (broadly considered, c. 900-1750) underwent myriad profound changes, from devastating famines, plagues, and wars to an increased entanglement of the continents, economic transformations, and technological and scientific developments. These changes were…

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Call for Papers: Comitatus 52 – Deadline Extended to March 12

Published: February 8, 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. March 12, 2021 is the…

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Getty Foundation Grant for Pacific Standard Time 2024 | Verdant Worlds: Exploration and Sustainability across the Cosmos

Published: January 27, 2021

The Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies received one of six grants to UCLA from the Getty Foundation to research and plan exhibitions for the third iteration in 2024 of “Pacific Standard Time” The project, “Verdant Worlds: Exploration and Sustainability across the Cosmos,” explores the intersections between the visual arts and science and is a…

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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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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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