Call to CMRS-CEGS Faculty for 2023 Research Seminar Proposals

Published: December 17, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

As you are thinking about your graduate teaching and schedule for next year, please consider applying for CMRS-CEGS Research Seminar funds. Proposals are now being accepted for CMRS-CEGS Research Seminars to be offered in Winter or Spring quarters 2023. These Seminars are graduate-level, UCLA classes that are transdisciplinary in intent and include one to two faculty from UCLA and two (or more) outside faculty; a library research component is encouraged. These classes will also be included in the list of graduate seminars that fulfill requirements for the new Graduate Certificate in Early Global Studies.

The proposed seminar’s topic must fall within the CMRS-CEGS’s chronological span, that is, from the third to the mid-seventeenth centuries. Five research axes help structure the work of the Center: Sustainability/Repurposing; Fluidity/Permanence; Bodies/Performance; Conversion/Mobility; Communication/Archive. These axes should be understood as generative, not reductive. All research axes are open to the widest variety of historical and methodological approaches. Proposals that fit more than one axis or offer new frameworks are equally welcome. Some examples of recent CMRS-CEGS Research Seminars can be found here:

Applications should include:

  1. A description, no longer than a thousand words, of (a) the seminar’s topic; (b) the quarter you would plan to offer it; (c) a budget estimating expenses; and, (d) the amount of funding requested (up to a maximum of $5,000 per seminar).
  2. A list of faculty participants, from UCLA or from elsewhere, to be invited. It is preferable that invitations not be made or accepted at the time of application.

All UCLA CMRS-CEGS faculty members are eligible to apply. Proposals should be submitted by email to by March 1, 2022.  I hope that you will consider applying. Please do not hesitate to contact me, or Karen Burgess, directly with any questions.

With best wishes,

Zrinka Stahuljak
Director, UCLA CMRS Center for Early Global Studies