Celebrating Paul Freedman at CMRS Conference

Published: October 11, 2016

In Spring 2017, Boundaries in the Medieval and Wider World:Essays in Honour of Paul Freedman is available from Brepols Publishers. This book, part of the UCLA-CMRS series Cursor Mundi, is a collection of papers presented at the UCLA-CMRS conference.

Colleagues and students of Yale University Professor Paul Freedman (Chester D. Tripp Professor of History; Chair, History of Science, History of Medicine Program) are meeting at UCLA to discuss his contributions to various fields of historical study.

Professor Freedman specializes in medieval social history, the history of Catalonia, comparative studies of the peasantry, trade in luxury products, and the history of cuisine. His latest book is Ten Restaurants That Changed America (Liveright/Norton, 2016).

The CMRS Conference “Boundaries in the Medieval and Wider World: Conference in Honor of Paul Freedman” begins Friday, October 14, 2016, and continues Saturday, October 15, with papers on topics related to Prof Freedman’s research: law, religion, peasants, historiography, food, medicine, and the exotic.

Professor Freedman’s scholarship is substantial and this conference celebrates his influence and the upcoming Festschrift Boundaries in the Medieval and Wider World: Essays in Honour of Paul Freedman (Brepols 2016).