Festschrift for Paul Freedman

Published: November 2, 2017

The proceedings from the conference we sponsored last year in honor of Professor Paul Freedman (History, Yale University) are now available from Brepols Publishers as Volume 22 of the Europa Sacra series, Boundaries in the Medieval and Wider World: Essays in Honour of Paul Freedman, edited by Thomas Barton, Susan McDonough, Matthew Wranovix, and Sara…

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Open House 2017

Published: October 12, 2017

This year’s annual Open House for the new school year was a great success. Thanks go to all the new and returning students, our faculty, associates from neighboring institutions, and the interested public who turned out to see what’s in store this year. It was a pleasure to welcome Professor Sharon Gerstel to her first…

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A Message from the Director, 2017-18

Published: October 11, 2017

Click here to download the CMRS 2017-18 Annual Booklet. As the new academic year begins, I am happy to report that the Center, which is now in its 55th year, is as strong and vibrant as ever. We’re looking forward to a full and intellectually-stimulating series of conferences, lectures, and other events in 2017-18. I…

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History 221A: Law and Medieval History

Published: August 29, 2017

This Fall, Jessica Goldberg, Associate Professor of History, is teaching History 221A: Law and Medieval History on Fridays, from 2:00-4:50pm in Bunche Hall 2156. Students from outside history are welcome–outside perspectives on legal material always make a class like this richer and more rewarding. The professor’s permission is need to enroll. Each week will involve…

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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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