Articles Tagged: humanities

Love and Empire in Garcilaso de la Vega’s Latin Odes

Published: November 6, 2019

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Professor Jay Reed (Classics and Comparative Literature, Brown University) The Spanish poet Garcilaso de la Vega’s three surviving Latin odes (from around 1532-36) have begun to be studied for the way they—like his much larger Spanish output—juxtapose and intertwine imperial and erotic themes. In both bodies of work there emerges…

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Clapham’s “Narcissus” (1591) and the Isle of the Virgin Queen

Published: November 5, 2019

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Jay Reed (Professor, Classics and Comparative Literature, Brown University) considers John Clapham’s Latin poem Narcissus (published in London in 1591) which heavily embroiders Ovid’s ancient version of the myth with such later European traditions as the allegory of love and the Virgin Queen. This poem of the English Renaissance, as a…

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California Medieval History Seminar, Fall 2019

Published: November 2, 2019

The Fall 2019 session of the California Medieval History Seminar meets at the Huntington Library 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…

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CMRS Research Workshop

Published: October 29, 2019

“Franks that are Acclimatized are Better: Anecdotal History and Everyday Life in Usāma ibn Munqidh’s Kitab al I‘tibar” Gina Lorenz (Graduate Student, French and Francophone Studies, UCLA) In his Kitab al I‘tibar, the warrior, gentleman, and poet Usāma ibn Munqidh (1095-1188) describes Franks as beasts, devils, and friends. He tells tales of epic battles and…

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Leonardo da Vinci, Inventing the Future: Flight, Automata, Art, Anatomy, Biomorphism

Published: October 18, 2019

A  conference presented by the UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies,  UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center – David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, UCLA  ArtSci Center, and Caltech. This conference was proposed and brought to fruition primarily through the inspiration and efforts of Francis Wells. Organized by: Francis Wells (Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Papworth Hospital and…

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Authorship in Persian Painting

Published: October 16, 2019

A Book Discussion with Lamia Balafrej (UCLA), Margaret S. Graves (Indiana University), Domenico Ingenito (UCLA), and Kishwar Rizvi (Yale University) Margaret Graves (Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Indiana University), Domenico Ingenito (Assistant Professor of Classical Persian, UCLA), and Kishwar Rizvi (Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Yale University) will discuss The Making of the…

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Metamorphosis and the Environmental Imagination from Ovid to Shakespeare

Published: October 11, 2019

CMRS Conference Narratives of metamorphosis, from human into other living and mineral forms, have long provided an important tool for thinking through the complexities of our relationship with the world around us. From Ovid to David Cronenberg, thinkers and artists have used the trope of physical transformation to figure the ways in which human and…

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CMRS Open House

Published: October 10, 2019

You are invited to join CMRS Director Zrinka Stahuljak and the Center’s staff for the annual Open House celebrating the start of the new academic year. This is the Center’s 57th year of promoting interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies related to the years 600-1600 C.E. Please visit with and meet professors, students, colleagues, and friends who…

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