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First Do No Harm: On the Interplay of Folklore, Myth, and Medicine from the Ancient World to the Renaissance and Beyond

De Neve Plaza B 351 Charles E Young Drive West Plaza Room B, Los Angeles, CA

CMRS Medical Humanities Conference - This conference, organized by CMRS Affiliate Dr. Sara Burdorff (Lecturer, English, UCLA), Professor Stephanie Jamison (Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA) and Professor Olga Yokoyama (Applied Linguistics, UCLA), examines the intersections between mythology, folklore, and medicine in literature from the classical through early modern periods. Inspired by the UCLA Freshman Mythology...

Iberia, the Mediterranean, and the World in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods

Royce Hall 314 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles , CA

This conference focuses on different historical themes (culture, religiosity, languages, politics, encounters) and addresses the “connectivity” between Iberia, North Africa and other Mediterranean lands as well as the nature of the global Mediterranean. Organized by Thomas Barton (USD), Marie Kelleher (CSULB), Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA), and Antonio Zaldivar (CSUSM) Please click here for the schedule, registration,...

Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts: Transcultural Interpretation and Transmission

This conference (online and onsite) brings together scholars to consider different manuscript communities in Europe, their textual and iconographic traditions, and more globally, an exploration of communities that produced “families” of Hebrew manuscripts and enabled transmissions across languages and societies. Motivation to organize this conference stems from The J. Paul Getty Museum’s recent acquisition of...

Ethno-Religious Interaction in Premodern Iberia: Mechanisms and Trajectories

A conference organized by Professor Thomas Barton (History, University of San Diego). The complete schedule and full details are available at the conference website. Sponsored by: UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies UCLA Department of History UCLA Division of Humanities UCLA Division of Social Sciences UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies UCLA Islamic Studies...

Physiognomy at the Crossroad of Magic, Science and the Arts

Royce 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

A symposium organized by Professor Massimo Ciavolella (ELTS and Comparative Literature, UCLA), Professor Emerita Valeria Finucci (Romance Studies, Duke University) and doctoral candidate Megan Tomlinson (ELTS, UCLA). The symposium will examine how the study of a person's facial features or expressions as indicatives of character or ethnicity, has evolved from the crossroad of magic, religion,...

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

Royce 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

"From Romance to Romance: Translating among Medieval and Early Modern Romance Vernacular Texts (13th-18th c.)," is a two-day conference focusing on the many cross-influences among Romance literatures and cultures from the Middle Ages through more recent times, with special attention to the topic of translation. More than 25 international scholars will examine different aspects of...

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

Royce 306 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles CA

"From Romance to Romance: Translating among Medieval and Early Modern Romance Vernacular Texts (13th-18th c.)," is a two-day conference focusing on the many cross-influences among Romance literatures and cultures from the Middle Ages through more recent times, with special attention to the topic of translation. More than 25 international scholars will examine different aspects of...

Destroyed, Removed, and Reassembled: Book Collections in the Premodern World

Royce 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

CMRS-CEGS Conference “Destroyed, Removed, and Reassembled: Book Collections in the Premodern World,” organized by Matthew Fisher (English, UCLA) and Devin Fitzgerald (Library Special Collections, UCLA). Day 1 – Friday, February 3, 2023 9:15 – 9:45 am Coffee, tea, fruit, pastries 9:45 – 10:00 Welcoming Remarks Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA), CMRS-CEGS Director Matthew Fisher (UCLA) and Devin...

The Future of Medieval France – Day 1

Royce 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

Complete details including registration, schedule, speakers, and abstracts are on the conference webpages. An international conference on the past, present, and future of medieval studies in Europe organized by Professor Meredith Cohen (Art History, UCLA) and Professor Zrinka Stahuljak (CMRS-CEGS Director). Bringing together scholars of medieval France from the Anglophone and Francophone worlds, the conference will honor the legacy...

The Future of Medieval France – Day 2

Royce 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

Complete details including registration, schedule, speakers, and abstracts are on the conference webpages. An international conference on the past, present, and future of medieval studies in Europe organized by Professor Meredith Cohen (Art History, UCLA) and Professor Zrinka Stahuljak (CMRS-CEGS Director). Bringing together scholars of medieval France from the Anglophone and Francophone worlds, the conference will honor the legacy...

The Future of Medieval France – Concert

The Getty Center

The sounds of the medieval past are conjured in Paris-based Ensemble Dialogos’s presentation of the legend of Barlaam and Josaphat, a concert to be held in conjunction with the conference on Saturday, February 25, from 3-4:15 pm at the Getty Center. Wildly popular in medieval Europe, the tale of Prince Josaphat and his hermit-teacher Barlaam...

Reinventing Woman’s Nature: Early Modern Feminism and Its Roots – Day 1

Royce 306 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles CA

Register to attend in person in Royce 306. Register to attend online with Zoom. Challenges to inferiorizing conceptions of women’s nature that grew in prominence in the 16th and 17th centuries should be seen not just as applications of changing philosophical conceptions of nature under the rise of mechanical philosophy, but as helping to shape...

Reinventing Woman’s Nature: Early Modern Feminism and Its Roots – Day 2

Royce 306 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles CA

Register to attend in person in Royce 306. Register to attend online with Zoom. Challenges to inferiorizing conceptions of women’s nature that grew in prominence in the 16th and 17th centuries should be seen not just as applications of changing philosophical conceptions of nature under the rise of mechanical philosophy, but as helping to shape...

Reinventing Woman’s Nature: Early Modern Feminism and Its Roots – Day 3

Royce 306 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles CA

Register to attend in person in Royce 306. Register to attend online with Zoom. Challenges to inferiorizing conceptions of women’s nature that grew in prominence in the 16th and 17th centuries should be seen not just as applications of changing philosophical conceptions of nature under the rise of mechanical philosophy, but as helping to shape...

The Intermingling of Cartography and Literature in the Early Modern Period

Royce 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

CMRS-CEGS Conference Organized by Chet Van Duzer (Lazarus Project, University of Rochester) and Stephen P. McCormick (Romance Languages, Washington & Lee University). See the complete schedule at the conference website. Register to attend in person in Royce 314. Register to attend online with Zoom. Image: Naples BN MS IVE9, f. 24r Virgil Georgics zonal mappamundi

Frontiers, Borders, & Borderlands in the Early Modern World – MEMSA Graduate Student Conference

Royce 306 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles CA

08:00–08:15 PST Introduction & Welcome Patrick Morgan, Hannah Thomson, and Chase Caldwell Smith PANEL 1: CULTURAL CIRCULATION IN PRE-MODERN ASIA 08:15–08:30 PST "Nonnational Affinities and Shared Scape of Romances: Persianate World in Circulation" Yoonus Kozhisseri, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 08.30–08:45 PST "Monsters, Deities, and Humanity in the Early Modern Philippines" Zhiyu Chen, University of...

The Western Mediterranean and the Global Middle Ages

Royce 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

CMRS-CEGS/AARHMS Symposium As part of its thematic series of co-sponsored sessions this academic year on “Iberian History as Global History” at major international conferences, the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain (AARHMS) has partnered with UCLA’s CMRS Center for Early Global Studies (CEGS) to host this symposium on The Western Mediterranean and the...

The Mediterranean Seminar Winter Workshop 2024, Intermediaries, Middle Grounds, Middle Sea

Royce 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

As the theater of engagement and integration of communities originating on the shores or from the hinterlands of Africa, Asia, and Europe, the Mediterranean region served as a dynamic center of interaction and exchange from Antiquity through early modernity. Even as it began to lose political and economic centrality, it has remained a zone of...