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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Call for Book Reviews, Comitatus 53

Published: February 15, 2022

The books listed in this PDF are available for review in Comitatus 53 (2022), the graduate student journal published by the UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies. If you would like to write a review for Comitatus 53, email Allison McCann with your top choice and an alternate. Please also include your university affiliation…

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Call to CMRS-CEGS Faculty for 2023 Research Seminar Proposals

Published: December 17, 2021

Dear Colleagues, As you are thinking about your graduate teaching and schedule for next year, please consider applying for CMRS-CEGS Research Seminar funds. Proposals are now being accepted for CMRS-CEGS Research Seminars to be offered in Winter or Spring quarters 2023. These Seminars are graduate-level, UCLA classes that are transdisciplinary in intent and include one…

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Reimagining the Scope and Approach of the CMRS Center for Early Global Studies

Published: December 15, 2021

Reflected in our recent name change, Director Zrinka Stahuljak’s perspective makes us one of the first major entities in the field to adopt a more inclusive approach and employ new methodologies and interdisciplinary orientations. Read more in the UCLA Newsroom about CMRS-CEGS under Professor Stahuljak’s leadership.

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Call for Nominations: CMRS-CEGS Supplemental Recruitment Fellowships

Published: December 13, 2021

The UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies will award three Supplemental Recruitment Fellowships for the 2022-23 academic year. The purpose of these awards is to provide departments with another tool for attracting to UCLA potential graduate students whose study pertains to the third century to the mid-seventeenth century. Three fellowships of $10,000 each will…

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Apply Now for Editorial Positions: Comitatus Volume 53 (2022)

Published: November 10, 2021

Comitatus is the graduate research journal sponsored by the CMRS-CEGS, 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…

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New Supplemental Recruitment Fellowships

Published: October 21, 2021

Our new CMRS-CEGS Supplemental Recruitment Fellowships to departments assist in the process of bringing new graduate students to UCLA. The awards, consisting of up to $5,000 a year for two years, will help support newly admitted graduate students for the 2021-22 academic year. The student must have expressed a commitment to pursue studies in some…

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Graduate Students Enroll in Graduate Certificate in Global Medieval Studies

Published: October 19, 2021

Graduate students Julie Ershadi (NELC, Iranian Studies) and Jodie Miller (ELTS, French) have enrolled in the Center’s certification program in global medieval studies. Julie Ershadi‘s research centers on the life and works of Jahān Malik Khātūn (d. 1382 C.E.), premodern Iran’s only known major female poet. Through comparative analysis, Julie seeks to identify the rhetorical,…

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