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The UCLA History of Halloween

Published: October 30, 2015

UCLA English professors and CMRS faculty members Henry “Andy” Kelly and Joseph Nagy share their tricks and treats in this article from the UCLA Newsroom.  

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Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions

Published: October 21, 2015

Alain Touwaide explains his organization and some of his research in these videos. Dr Touwaide is teaching Classics 88GE: The Legacy of Ancient Medicine at UCLA this quarter and working at the Huntington Library and Gardens. He will speak for CMRS on Wednesday, November 18 at 5 pm in Royce 314.

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Latin Paleography Spring 2016

Published: October 21, 2015

The primary goal of this class, to be taught by Dr. Justin Haynes during the Spring Quarter, is to introduce students to the history of Latin book hands from late antiquity to c.1500 and to provide practical training in transcription. Most scripts used for Western European vernacular languages are closely related, if not identical, to…

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Annual Open House 2015

Published: October 16, 2015

We had a great time this year! Thanks to everyone who turned out to make our open house such an enjoyable affair. A big thanks to Satik in the Royce Reading Room for putting together the book sale! Glad to see all the faculty and students who came by with a special shout-out to the…

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Sasha Wadman, Program Coordinator

Published: September 28, 2015

UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies has a new staff member! Sasha Wadman is working full-time as the CMRS Program Coordinator, handling the logistics for the Center’s conferences, lectures, seminars, and other events. Sasha brings to CMRS a deep, personal interest in the study of Late Antiquity through the Early Modern eras and experience in…

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Architecture for Sound

Published: September 16, 2015

CMRS faculty member Sharon Gerstel studies how Byzantine-era churches enhanced the performance of liturgical chants — read the article from UCLA News. To test her idea that church designs changed to optimize the sound of liturgical music, an international team of researchers recorded hours of chanters singing in nine churches in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Classics 88GE: The Legacy of Ancient Medicine

Published: September 16, 2015

This class aims to provide a better understanding of the foundations of modern medicine by investigating how the traditions of ancient Greek medicine were passed down through the centuries from antiquity to the present day. The seminar will be divided into two parts : first, a presentation of the art of medicine in ancient Greece; and second, a trip…

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Call for Papers | Comitatus Volume 47

Published: September 15, 2015

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. The submission deadline for Volume 47 (2016) is February 1, 2016. The COMITATUS editorial…

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Classics 220A: Virgil in the Middle Ages

Published: September 11, 2015

“Virgil in the Middle Ages: Poet, Prophet, and Necromancer” Justin Haynes PhD, Instructor In this course, we will examine medieval creativity from many angles by using Virgil, the man and his works, as a guide and unifying theme. Virgil is an ideal focal point for exploring medieval imagination because his oeuvre, as the fundamental school…

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History 200C: The Mediterranean in History

Published: August 24, 2015

This year’s CMRS Seminar is History 200C: The Mediterranean in History taught by Jessica Goldberg, Associate Professor of History, on Mondays from 2–4:50 pm in Royce 306. Syllabus (preliminary) For more than a century, ‘The Mediterranean’ has not only been the subject of intense and creative historical inquiry, it is the arena in which scholars from several disciplines…

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