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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Fall Quarter Events Checklist

Published: September 27, 2019

Here are all of our programs for the Fall quarter in a handy checklist. Print it out on legal-size paper and post as a reminder. Just to be sure our plans haven’t changed, please check the CMRS website’s event listing for all the latest updates! Click here to download the PDF

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Alain Touwaide Receives the 2019 Edward Kremers Award

Published: September 6, 2019

We’re very happy to inform you that Alain Touwaide, Visiting Professor in the UCLA Department of Classics and CMRS Associate, is the recipient of the 2019 Edward Kremers Award! This prestigious award is given by the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy: “Touwaide was nominated for the Kremers Award on the basis of his…

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Live stream watch party: 2019 NEH Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities: “Cultural Heritage Present and Future: A Benedictine Monk’s Long View”

Published: August 21, 2019

Join UCLA scholars and students for a live streaming of the 2019 National Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, given by this year’s recipient of the honor, Father Columba Stewart, executive director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. October 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30…

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Zrinka Stahuljak Named Next Director of CMRS

Published: May 15, 2019

The UCLA Dean of Humanities David Schaberg has announced Professor Zrinka Stahuljak as the next director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: “I have asked Professor Zrinka Stahuljak to serve as the director for the next three-year term, effective July 1, 2019, and I am pleased to announce that she has agreed to…

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