UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) assists scholars, students, and the larger community to acquire a deeper understanding of issues rooted in the past that resonate yet in our world today. CMRS sponsors lectures, seminars, conferences, and fellowships for visiting professors, post-doctoral scholars, graduate students, and researchers. The academic journals Viator and Comitatus are edited and published by CMRS, as are a range of books and monographs. CMRS promotes and encourages interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies of the period from Late Antiquity to the middle of the seventeenth century.
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What's New?

  • Season's greetings to all! We will be closed December 20 through January 4 for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. We look forward to seeing you during Winter Quarter 2015.
  • Winter quarter's programs start on Thursday, January 15, with a CMRS Roundtable on “Maritime Trade and Economic Change in the Italian Mediterranean, 1550-1750.”
  • Check out our Facebook page if you haven't seen it already.
  • CMRS is now accepting fellowship nominations! Applications for the Chiappelli Memorial Fellowship are due April 15, 2015. Applications for the Romani Fellowship are due February 15, 2015. Click the links for more details.
  • Mark your calendars! The upcoming meeting dates for the 2014-15 California Medieval History Seminar are March 14, 2015 and, May 2, 2015. The meetings are at the Huntington Library and pre-registration is required. Paper titles and presenters will be available later.
  • Our 2014-2015 annual brochure is online.
  • A research article on Tim Tangherlini's IceMorph project was just published in PLOS One. “Semi-Supervised Morphosyntactic Classification of Old Icelandic” details the specifics of the IceMorph project which is a morphological analysis tool for Old Icelandic. Professor Tangherlini's project is funded by a National Science Foundation grant administered by CMRS with additional support from UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the UCLA Council on Research, and the UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
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