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Andy Kelly on Satan

Published: April 13, 2016

UCLA’s Distinguished Research Professor Henry Ansgar Kelly spoke about the Devil, based on his book Satan, a Biography. Andy’s lecture was for the Annual William and Lois Matthews Samuel Pepys Lecture on April 7, 2016. Click here to listen to the lecture. Satan, a Biography is published by the University of Cambridge Press.

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Re-Thinking Medicine

Published: March 23, 2016

Can traditional medical experience, knowledge and wisdom help rethink present-day medicine? That was the question asked by an international panel of scholars, scientists, physicians, and practitioners at “Medical Traditions for the 21st Century,” a two-day conference held at UCLA, February 27-28, 2016. These experts crossed the borders of traditionally defined disciplines to look at this…

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Hearing the Lost Sounds of Antiquity

Published: March 16, 2016

The project began because Sharon Gerstel, an art history and archaeology professor at UCLA, realized something was missing from her already-deep understanding of Byzantine art. “What struck me was, we always look at paintings without thinking about the sonic accompaniments,” she told me. “So many paintings of a certain period contain representations of hymns and…

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Dante and the Visual Arts

Published: February 4, 2016

Call for Applications Dante and the Visual Arts: a Summer Symposium at UCLA and the J. Paul Getty Museum August 22 – 24, 2016 The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) invites applications from graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to attend the Dante and the Visual Arts Summer Symposium. The symposium, organized by CMRS…

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Post-Classical Latin Fellowship

Published: January 13, 2016

The UCLA Department of Classics is pleased to announce a fully funded and annual stipend of $18,000 for the 2016-17 academic year for the third and final year of a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the preparation and training of young scholars in post-classical Latin for graduate programs in Medieval and…

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Ahmanson Italian Studies Fellowships

Published: January 12, 2016

Thanks to the generosity of the Ahmanson Foundation the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies has two fellowships available for UCLA Italian Department graduate students who are working in any aspect of medieval, Renaissance, or early modern Italian Studies. The fellowship consists of a one-time stipend of $1,800. The recipient may hold another fellowship…

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2015-16 Booklet

Published: December 14, 2015

Our annual booklet is now available. Get full details on the ins-and-outs of the academic year.

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English Renaissance Drama Grad Seminar

Published: November 19, 2015

Varieties of English Renaissance Drama English 246 – Renaissance Literature Prof. Debora Shuger Winter 2016 Mondays 3-5:50 pm, Humanities A56 The aim of this course is three-fold. To get some sense of the diversity of English Renaissance drama: university plays, humanist school plays, plays for the boys’ companies, court masques, history plays, city comedies, pastorals,…

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Traversing East and West in a Global Middle Ages

Published: November 10, 2015

The spectacular medieval manuscript known as the Romance of Gillion de Trazegnies tells the story of a bigamous French-speaking knight from Hainaut (a county in present-day Belgium). Gillion is married to a western Christian noblewoman and an eastern Muslim princess at the same time—while leading the army of the sultan of Egypt. The book is…

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Ahmanson Research Fellow Janna Israel

Published: November 9, 2015

Dr Israel is one of three Ahmanson Research Fellows for this academic year. She is here to examine books printed by the Aldine Press held at UCLA Library Special Collections which will enable her to complete research for her book manuscript. Her research analyzes the corpus of books that were published by the Aldine Press to identify printed…

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