CMRS Open House
October 9, 2003
The Center invites faculty and graduate students with an interest in medieval and Renaissance studies to attend an open house to mark the opening of the new academic year. Meet the Center’s staff and find out about the programs, awards, and fellowships available to students from CMRS. As a special bonus, there will be a small used book sale featuring items of interest to scholars of medieval and Renaissance studies. Drop by and see us!
CMRS Faculty Roundtable
October 15, 2003
Professor Claudia Parodi-Lewin (Spanish and Portuguese) discusses “Languages in Contact: The New World Spanish,” and considers the question: “What do Spanish loanwords into American Indian languages reveal about the regional origins of the Spanish settlers in the New World?” CMRS faculty, associates, graduate students, and friends are invited to attend. Bring your lunch! The Center will provide soft drinks and coffee.
CMRS Faculty Roundtable
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
“ ‘That girl, who with a look rips souls away, / Unsealed my breast, seized with her hand my heart’: Language and Passion in Petrarch’s Canzoniere,” discussed by Professor Massimo Ciavolella (Italian). CMRS faculty, associates, graduate students, and friends are invited to attend. Bring your lunch! The Center will provide soft drinks and coffee.
California Medieval History Seminar
November 8, 2003 The California Medieval History Seminar meets at the Huntington Library to discuss four, pre-distributed research papers (two by faculty members, two by graduate students). Presenters and paper titles will be announced by e-mail approximately 6-8 weeks before the meeting. Participants are expected to have read the papers in advance and come prepared to discuss them. The California Medieval History Seminar is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the CMRS, the Huntington Library, the California Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California, and the UC Davis Medieval Research Consortium.
CMRS Faculty Roundtable,
November 12, 2003 Professor John Carriero (Philosophy, UCLA) discusses “Human Knowledge, according to Descartes.” CMRS faculty, associates, graduate students, and friends are invited to attend. Bring your lunch! The Center will provide soft drinks and coffee.
Concert in the Cathedral
Wednesday, November 12, 2003 UCLA Sounds presents a program of music written for the Cathedral of St. James in Compostela and its pilgrims. Music will be performed in the virtual reconstruction of the Romanesque cathedral. The performance is a prelude to the symposium, “Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral, Monastery, and Countryside,” on November 13, 2003.
Santiago de Compostela: Cathedral, Monastery, and Countryside
November 13, 2003 In the Middle Ages, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in the northwest corner of the Iberian peninsula, was the destination of an important Christian pilgrimage to the relics of the Apostle James. Now, a virtual reality (VR) model of the cathedral, as it appeared at the time of its consecration in 1211, has been produced by Professor John Dagenais (Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA), with the assistance of the UCLA Cultural VR Lab directed by Professor Bernard Frischer (Classics, UCLA). This symposium will explore the cathedral and its surroundings by way of the VR model and through presentations by three authorities involved in the project: José Suárez Otero (Archaeologist and Conservator, Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela), John Williams (Distinguished Service Professor of History of Art and Architecture Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh), and James D’Emilio (Associate Professor of Humanities, University of South Florida). Viewings of the VR model will be held in UCLA’s Visualization Portal in the Math Sciences Building prior to the lectures.
The Annual Hammer Foundation Lecture, “Femininities/Masculinities in Renaissance Portraits”
November 19, 2003 Professor Joanna Woods-Marsden (Art History, UCLA) is the featured speaker for this year’s Hammer Foundation Lecture. Her talk will focus on culturally-determined gender roles as articulated visually in portraits by Titian (c. 1490-1576). The artist’s formulation of the visual conventions for feminine submission, chastity, and silence will be contrasted to those expressive of the imperatives of dominance, virility, and potency that governed the construction of normative masculine identity in sixteenth-century Europe.