CMRS/LAMAR Seminar for Fall

Published: August 23, 2017

Professor Meredith Cohen is teaching the next CMRS/LAMAR Seminar, Art History 217C – Medieval Art. The course topic is “Materiality”. Given the ever-increasing virtuality of experience and its concomitant relativities, scholars have turned in the past decade to examining the spectrum of materiality. This course will examine that concept in its broadest parameters, from the…

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Heather Sottong, CMRS Publications Manager

Published: August 4, 2017

We are very pleased to welcome Heather Sottong as the new Publications Manager at CMRS!  Dr. Sottong received her PhD in Italian Literature at UCLA where she has taught Italian, German, Comparative Mythology, Dante’s Inferno, and Food and Literature Through the Ages in Italy. She earned her first undergraduate degree in German at the University…

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UCLA Medievalist Wins Book Prize

Published: July 17, 2017

Congratulations to Meredith Cohen (UCLA, Art History) for receiving the 2017 Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award. This book award is given annually by the Society of Architectural Historians in recognition of the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of architecture published by a North American scholar. Professor Cohen’s book, The Sainte-Chapelle and the…

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Publications Manager at UCLA-CMRS

Published: May 15, 2017

Job Posting Requisition Number: 25897 Job Title: Editor, Principal Working Title: Publications Manager Department Name: 0800 Medieval & Renaissance Studies Ctr The Publications Manager is responsible for all aspects of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) publications program, including: negotiating agreements and contracts, identifying potential authors, contributors, or publishers; critically evaluating manuscript…

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Graphic Signs of Identity, Faith, and Power…

Published: March 23, 2017

UCLA-CMRS Publications is pleased to announce a new book just out in our Cursor Mundi series, Graphic Signs of Identity, Faith, and Power in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. In this volume, twelve specialists examine the role of graphic signs such as cross signs, christograms, and monograms in the late Roman and post-Roman…

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CMRS Associate Director Sharon Gerstel

Published: March 7, 2017

CMRS Director Massimo Ciavolella is pleased to announce that Sharon Gerstel (Art History, UCLA) has agreed to serve as CMRS Associate Director for the next two years. Professor Gerstel’s organizational experience and her expertise in Byzantine art and archaeology will be great assets to the Center. We’re glad to have her on board!

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The Legacy of Ancient Medicine

Published: February 16, 2017

CLASSICS 144 has been added as a spring term class, meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, 12-1:30 pm. “The Legacy of Ancient Medicine will be taught by Alain Touwaide, Visiting Professor, and Scientific Director, Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions. According to a widely diffused opinion, ancient medicine (particularly Greek medicine) provided the  foundations of the…

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Massimo of Bologna

Published: January 27, 2017

Our director Massimo Ciavolella‘s study of love-sickness in the Renaissance significantly influenced Umberto Eco in his novel “The Name of the Rose” who based the character Fra’ Massimo of Bologna on Professor Ciavolella. In an interview with the UCLA Daily Bruin, Massimo talks about their literary connection. Umberto Eco, late professor of semiotics at the…

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Andy Kelly’s “The Middle English Bible”

Published: December 12, 2016

Our former director and dear friend, Professor Henry Ansgar “Andy” Kelly’s latest book, The Middle English Bible: A Reassessment, was just published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. His book traces the history of the translation of the Old and New Testaments into English from Latin in the late fourteenth century. Professor Kelly has also…

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New CMRS Conference Proceedings

Published: November 2, 2016

Three new books by our faculty members—CMRS Director Massimo Ciavolella, and Professors Sharon Gerstel and Matthew Fisher—have just been published. All three are based on the proceedings of conferences that were sponsored and organized by the Center. Viewing Greece: Cultural and Political Agency in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean, edited by Sharon E. J….

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