Dr. Allison McCann, CMRS Publications Manager

Published: March 30, 2020

Please join us in welcoming Allison McCann who started March 2nd as the new Publications Manager at the Center! Allison holds a PhD in the history of art from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on illuminated manuscripts in fourteenth-century Bohemia and the popularization of the visual traditions of women’s devotion. She comes to…

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Published: March 23, 2020

Dear Friends, Due to the precautions taken at UCLA and in California in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) has cancelled its programming for the Spring Quarter. Most of these events will be rescheduled for the coming academic year 2020-21. Until April 10, when UCLA will reassess…

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Life-writing in Early Modern England (ENGL 246)

Published: March 5, 2020

Life-writing in Early Modern England Renaissance Literature English 246 / Prof. Shuger Spring Quarter, Tuesdays, 3:00pm – 5:50pm The course will begin with a variety of martyrologies, including Foxe’s Acts and monuments and Archbishop Laud’s scaffold speech, but then turn to consider, among other things, the first full-length autobiography written in England (albeit not quite…

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Classics 144 – The Legacy of Ancient Medicine

Published: February 26, 2020

Spring 2020 MW 2:00-3:15 PM According to a widely diffused opinion medicine was among the major achievements of the ancient Hellenic culture and it provided the foundations of the Western art of healing. However exact this idea might be, it does not explain why and how ancient medicine could have been the source of present-day…

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Dreams, Visions and Apparitions in Medieval Literature (ENGL 242)

Published: November 20, 2019

Dreams, visions and apparitions are constitutive of medieval literature writ large. They are ubiquitous in hagiographical writings, academic commentaries, theological treatises and poetic compositions. They often inaugurate treatises and tales, raise expectations, fulfill or even frustrate audience expectations. Wherever they occur, they offer a space for thinking through the relations between the real and the…

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Call for Papers: Comitatus, Vol. 51

Published: November 8, 2019

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 1, 2020 is the…

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Call for Abstracts: Global Encounters in the North Atlantic, ca. 350–1300

Published: November 8, 2019

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 last few years, several urgent interventions have begun to reshape medieval studies as a more capacious and inclusive field. Scholars such as Geraldine Heng, Monica Green, and Michael…

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New Volume of Conference Proceedings

Published: November 1, 2019

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 History and Chicana/o Studies Charlene Villaseñor Black and Getty Museum Project Specialist Mari-Tere Álvarez reconsider the work of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), prolific artist and inventor,…

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Video for Leonardo da Vinci Conference

Published: October 31, 2019

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 great success of our Leonardo da Vinci, Inventing the Future conference. All of the sponsors, organizers, speakers, event planners, gallery installers, and venue hosts at CNSI contributed to…

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Annual Newsletter for 2019-20

Published: October 9, 2019

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 she and the CMRS staff have planned for the academic year ahead.

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