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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Celebrating Paul Freedman at CMRS Conference

Published: October 11, 2016

In Spring 2017, Boundaries in the Medieval and Wider World:Essays in Honour of Paul Freedman is available from Brepols Publishers. This book, part of the UCLA-CMRS series Cursor Mundi, is a collection of papers presented at the UCLA-CMRS conference. Colleagues and students of Yale University Professor Paul Freedman (Chester D. Tripp Professor of History; Chair,…

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LAMAR Seminar Fall 2016

Published: August 16, 2016
Chaucer Astrolabe, 1326; British Museum.

CMRS sponsors the Fall 2016 Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance (LAMAR) Seminar which is being taught this quarter by Professor Christine Chism and listed as English 244 with the generic name “Old and Middle English Literature.” This seminar, “Knowledge and Transculturation in the Premodern World,” explores transculturations of knowledge in the late antique, medieval, and…

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Charlene Villaseñor-Black Wins Faculty Prize

Published: July 18, 2016

Congratulations to CMRS faculty member Charlene Villaseñor-Black from the UCLA Department of Art History, the winner of this year’s Gold Shield Faculty Prize for recognition and reward to mid-level faculty in UCLA departments with undergraduate degree programs. We’re very excited to be working with Prof. Villaseñor-Black and Dr. Mari-Tere Álvarez of The J. Paul Getty…

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Sharon Gerstel Wins 2016 Runciman Award

Published: June 15, 2016

We are delighted to announce that UCLA Art History professor and CMRS faculty member Sharon Gerstel has won the prestigious 2016 Runciman Award, an annual literary award offered by the Anglo-Hellenic League. Her winning entry is Rural Lives and Landscapes in Late Byzantium: Art, Archaeology and Ethnography which is the first book to examine the…

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St Catherine’s Manuscripts at UCLA

Published: April 26, 2016

The Ahmanson Foundation has awarded a major grant to the UCLA Library to fund key aspects of the Sinai Library Digitization Project.  This major project – initiated by the fathers of St. Catherine’s Monastery of the Sinai, Egypt, and made possible through the participation of the UCLA Library and the Early Manuscripts Electronic Library (EMEL)…

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The DNA of Shakespeare’s Works

Published: April 26, 2016

CMRS Faculty Robert N. Watson (Department of English) has written an article detailing his research on a statistical analysis of Shakespeare’s plays which confirms his hunches about word use in the plays and validates his correction of disputed lines in Romeo and Juliet. “…if my recent publications on this can convince the world to fix…

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