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A Portrait of CMRS Director Zrinka Stahuljak

Published: May 5, 2020

French magazine L’Histoire features an article about our formidable director in its current issue, offering a look at the interesting influences and intersections that led her to Medieval Studies and UCLA. Read the article at the L’Histoire website for a fascinating portrait of Professor Stahuljak.

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CMRS Faculty Update – Javier Patiño Loira

Published: April 21, 2020

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has awarded Javier Patiño Loira (UCLA, Spanish & Portuguese) a fellowship to complete his book Sharp Minds: Metaphor and the Cult of Ingenuity in an Age of Science (1639-1654). Sharp Minds tells a story at the crossroads of humanistic and scientific inquiry. It explores the 17th-century cult of…

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CMRS Faculty Update – Luke Yarbrough

Published: April 21, 2020

UCLA Professor Luke Yarbrough, of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, has received a fellowship from the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the 2020-2021 Academic Year. In partnership with Professor Uriel Simonsohn of Haifa University, he has co-organized a research group whose project is titled “Cultural…

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LAMAR Summer Fellowships 2020 – Due May 1

Published: April 21, 2020

Applications are now being accepted for LAMAR Summer Fellowships for 2020. The maximum amount of the LAMAR summer fellowship is $5000.  Applications from LAMAR participants who have not previously benefitted from a LAMAR summer fellowship are particularly encouraged. Eligibility:  The award is open to UCLA graduate students who: Were enrolled in and received a passing grade in…

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CMRS Graduate Student Summer Fellowships 2020 – Due May 1

Published: April 21, 2020

Applications are now being accepted for CMRS Summer Fellowships for 2020. The maximum amount of a CMRS summer fellowship is $5000. Eligibility:  The award is open to UCLA graduate students who are working in the areas of late antique, Byzantine, medieval, Renaissance, and early modern (prior to 1670) studies. Restrictions: Students may NOT have another form of…

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Professor Edward I. Condren, 1934-2020

Published: April 16, 2020

We are saddened to hear that Ed Condren, Professor Emeritus in UCLA’s English Department, passed away recently. Professor Condren was a long-time member of CMRS. For many years, he actively participated in the Center’s conferences, symposia, and other activities. All of us at CMRS are grateful to Professor Condren for the expertise and friendship he…

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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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CMRS UPDATES

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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