Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

September 2021

MEMSA Race Reading Group

Thursday, September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, Online + Google Map

Sponsored by MEMSA, the Race Reading Group takes place virtually and is open to UCLA faculty and graduate students. Chapter 4 from Michael Gomez's book African Dominion, "Slavery and Race Imagined in Bilād As-Sūdān" will be under disussion. Here is a link to the text. You can register to attend the Sept. 30 meeting here. The meeting dates for the rest of the quarter will be October 28 (week 5) and November 18 (week 8), all from 12-1 pm PT.…

Read More

October 2021

Virtual Classrooms and Mercantile Mischief in Shakespeare’s England

Thursday, October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Rescheduled from April 30, 2020. Professor Susan Phillips (English, Northwestern University). What happens when the schoolmaster is banished from the early modern classroom? The popular vernacular textbooks that flooded the European market in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries posed precisely this question when they claimed—on title pages and in prefatory material—not simply to stand in for the schoolmaster, but to displace him altogether. Most were practical how-to guides that offered entertaining dialogues and real-world scenarios to an audience…

Read More

MEMSA Race Reading Group

Thursday, October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, Online + Google Map

Open to UCLA Faculty and Graduate Students. Details TBA

Read More

California Medieval History Seminar, Fall 2021

Saturday, October 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Huntington Library - UCLA CMRS California Medieval History Seminar

The seminar meets to discuss four pre-distributed research papers  Participants are scholars in the field at various stages of their careers. All attendees at the seminar are expected to read the papers in advance and discuss the research. Speakers and paper topics are announced by e-mail. Click here for additional information about the seminar. Advance registration is required. Participants must be graduate students or faculty to attend unless pre-approved by the organizers. To be added to the announcement list or, if you…

Read More

November 2021

Petrarch’s African canzoniere: Lyric Anthropology and the Question of Race

Thursday, November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, Online + Google Map

CMRS / Comparative Literature Co-Sponsored Lecture Ayesha Ramachandran (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Yale University) "Petrarch’s African canzoniere: Lyric Anthropology and the Question of Race" Is the rhetoric of Petrarchan poetry a foundational discourse of early modern race-making? And what might it mean to investigate early modern lyric as site for reflection about race and cross-cultural difference? This talk returns to Petrarch’s Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, often described as the urtext of modern lyric poetry, to reveal its textual and conceptual…

Read More

Afterlives: Dante in Dialogue with East Asian Buddhism | Day 1

Friday, November 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, Online + Google Map

Organized by Torquil Duthie (Asian Languages & Cultures, UCLA) and Andrea Moudarres (European Languages & Transcultural Studies) Complete schedule TBA In The Metaphysics of Dante’s Comedy, one of the most significant contributions on Dante’s thought in modern scholarship, Christian Moevs presents an interpretation of the Florentine poet’s worldview that is consistent with Eastern spirituality. Moevs’s allusions to non-dualistic principles of Indian and Asian religion and thought in the context of an in-depth examination of Dante’s metaphysics offer the opportunity to…

Read More

Afterlives: Dante in Dialogue with East Asian Buddhism | Day 2

Saturday, November 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, Online + Google Map

Organized by Torquil Duthie (Asian Languages & Cultures, UCLA) and Andrea Moudarres (European Languages & Transcultural Studies) Complete schedule TBA In The Metaphysics of Dante’s Comedy, one of the most significant contributions on Dante’s thought in modern scholarship, Christian Moevs presents an interpretation of the Florentine poet’s worldview that is consistent with Eastern spirituality. Moevs’s allusions to non-dualistic principles of Indian and Asian religion and thought in the context of an in-depth examination of Dante’s metaphysics offer the opportunity to…

Read More

RESCHEDULED From Romance to Romance: Translating Medieval and Early Modern Romance Vernacular Texts (13th-18th c.) – Day 1

Thursday, November 18 @ 8:15 am - Friday, November 19 @ 5:30 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
+ Google Map

RESCHEDULED FOR  NOVEMBER 2022 In the past decades, there have been many studies devoted to aspects of medieval translation. For example, the conferences on The Medieval Translator, and the series of collective monographs resulting from them, illustrate the wealth of approaches that have shed light on this important topic. Clearly, the act of translating from one language into another was crucial in medieval culture. As an intellectual practice, translation finds its origins in the methods of Latin rhetoric, which fostered…

Read More

MEMSA Race Reading Group

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting, Online + Google Map

Open to UCLA Faculty and Graduate Students. Details TBA

Read More

RESCHEDULED From Romance to Romance: Translating Medieval and Early Modern Romance Vernacular Texts (13th-18th c.) – Day 2

Friday, November 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
+ Google Map

RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 2022 In the past decades, there have been many studies devoted to aspects of medieval translation. For example, the conferences on The Medieval Translator, and the series of collective monographs resulting from them, illustrate the wealth of approaches that have shed light on this important topic. Clearly, the act of translating from one language into another was crucial in medieval culture. As an intellectual practice, translation finds its origins in the methods of Latin rhetoric, which fostered…

Read More

December 2021

New Book Salon

Wednesday, December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Carla Gardina Pestana (Department of History, UCLA) The World of Plymouth Plantation The English settlement at Plymouth has usually been seen in isolation. Indeed, the colonists gain our admiration in part because we envision them arriving on a desolate, frozen shore, far from assistance and forced to endure a deadly first winter alone. Yet Plymouth was, from its first year, a place connected to other places. Going beyond the tales we learned from schoolbooks, Professor Pestana offers an illuminating account of…

Read More

Holiday Happy Hour

Thursday, December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Additional details to be announced.

Read More

February 2022

The Future of Medieval France

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - Saturday, February 26, 2022

An international conference on the past, present, and future of medieval studies in Europe. Organized by Associate Professor Meredith Cohen (Department of Art History, UCLA) and Professor Zrinka Stahuljak (CMRS Director, Department of Comparative Literature, and European Languages & Transcultural Studies, UCLA). Schedule and location to be announced.

Read More

April 2022

Illustrating the Vitae patrum: The Rise of the Eremitic Ideal in Fourteenth-Century Italy

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 314,

The Annual Richard & Mary Rouse History of the Book Lecture In the late third and fourth centuries, a number of men and women from Egypt, Palestine, and Syria chose to make a daring break with society, renouncing their familial claims and wealth so that they could lead a life of perfection in the desert. By withdrawing from society to the desert to undergo the ultimate test of faith, these men and women, known to later generations as the Desert…

Read More
+ Export Events