LA Escena – Festival of Hispanic Classical Theater

Published: August 30, 2022

The CMRS Center for Early Global Studies (CMRS-CEGS) is a sponsor of this year’s LA Escena theater festival. This upcoming festival of Hispanic classical theater, LA Escena, is organized by Diversifying the Classics at UCLA. The festival is back this year with brand new shows, online and also in-person at UCLA. This year’s festival runs…

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“Picturing Knowledge in Historical Perspective”

Published: July 22, 2022

The CMRS-CEGS/LAMAR Methodology Seminars give UCLA graduate students a chance to meet and interact with prominent authorities in the field of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. These classes receive funding from us to bring in distinguished scholars to present lectures and have informal discussions with students and faculty. For Fall 2022, Philosophy 206, “Picturing Knowledge in…

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Richard H. Rouse, 1933-2022

Published: July 12, 2022

Distinguished Research Professor Richard Rouse passed away on July 6, 2022. Richard was an accomplished medieval historian, a member of the Department of History since 1963, and a generous colleague and scholar. He became a member of the Center upon arriving at UCLA, and for many years served on the Editorial Board of the Center’s…

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Viator 52.1 Online at Brepols – Humans and Animals on the Move

Published: June 20, 2022

The latest volume of our esteemed journal Viator is now available at BrepolsOnline. This issue includes a cluster of articles dedicated to the topic of humans and animals on the move. Thank you to the authors, reviewers and editors for your insights and efforts. Special thanks to Guy Carney, Publishing Manager, and Allison McCann, Managing…

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CMRS-CEGS Thematic Programs: Call for Proposals

Published: June 14, 2022
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Dear Colleagues: I am writing to invite proposals from the Center’s Faculty for a variety of CMRS Center for Early Global Studies Programs for AY 2023-2024 and AY 2024-2025. CMRS-CEGS operates on an open collaborative research platform of five main research axes. Across our research axes, the Center puts forward a set of thematic priorities…

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Call for Sponsored Panels at RSA 2023

Published: June 13, 2022

Dear Colleagues, The CMRS Center for Early Global Studies is an Associate Organization of the Renaissance Society of America. This means that every year we can submit a number of sponsored panels that will automatically be accepted by the RSA. The next RSA Conference will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 9–11, 2023. You…

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Graduate Student Awards for 2022-23

Published: June 13, 2022

The Center is pleased to grant a total of $160,730 (as of June 6, 2022) for AY 2022-23. Congratulations to all the fellows and grant recipients! Supplemental Recruitment Fellowships for 2022-2023 Emily Ostlander (Art History) Earl Henandez (Archaeology) CMRS-CEGS Dissertation Research Fellowship for 2022-2023 Nicolyna Enriquez (Art History) Lynn and Maude White Fellowship for 2022-2023…

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Call for Proposals: Early Global Insularities – Viator Special Cluster

Published: April 21, 2022

Editors: Sara Torres and Nahir I. Otaño Gracia Early Modern literatures are suffused with references to fantastical, miraculous, and topographical islands, from the isle of Avalon in Arthurian legend, to Dante’s Purgatorio, to the pilgrimage site of St. Patrick’s Purgatory in Lough Derg, Ireland. Some texts imagine islands as archipelagos and networks—linked coastal zones where…

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Call for Papers: Comitatus 53 — Deadline Extended to March 15

Published: February 25, 2022

Comitatus, published annually under the auspices of the UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global 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. The original deadline of February 28 has been extended to March 15,…

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