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Winter 2004

CMRS Faculty Roundtable: "Founding Mothers in Medieval Narratives of Empire", Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Professor Christopher Baswell (English) discusses "Founding Mothers in Medieval Narratives of Empire." In the documents and artifacts of imperial ambition and identity, perhaps the deepest seated and most persistently held myth is that of the founding father. From Adam to our American Founding Fathers, from Dardanus to Aeneas, from Brutus to Arthur, male heroes prefigure national and personal identity, political and ethical idealism. Yet at the margins (variously understood) of a surprising range of imperial and dynastic discourses from antiquity through the Middle Ages, women precede these founding fathers, or intervene by such means as counter-foundation and the adoption of various forms of male power. In this talk, Professor Baswell surveys some key examples, such as the story of Albina and the founding of "Albion." CMRS faculty, associates, graduate students, and friends are invited to attend. Bring your lunch! The Center will provide soft drinks and coffee.
Place: Royce Hall 306 (Morris Seminar Room)
Time: 12 noon - 1 pm
Advance Registration: Not required. Please sign in at the door.
Fee: None
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the CMRS Faculty Roundtable meeting in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

Eleventh Annual History of the Book Lecture: Trial by Fleur: The Master of Walters 219 and the Très Riches Heures, Friday, January 23, 2004
In the early fifteenth century a precociously talented illuminator from Lombardy traveled to Paris, seeking employment. Frightening the establishment, he was railroaded out of town. The test he “failed” survives: did it influence the Très Riches Heures ? Dr. Roger S. Wieck, Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Pierpont Morgan Library, considers this question in the Center’s annual History of the Book lecture.
Place: Royce Hall 314 (Humanities Conference Room)
Time: 3:00 pm
Advance Registration: Required! To register, contact CMRS at cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu or 310.825.1880.
Fee: None
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the History of the Book lecture by Dr. Roger Wieck in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.
Note: The History of the Book Lecture series is supported entirely by the generosity of donors. Contributions are welcomed at any time. Please contact CMRS for more information, cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu or call 310.825.1880.

Renaissance Princely Costumes at the Dresden Armory, Wednesday, January 28, 2004
The Costume Collection of the Dresden Armory, State Art Collections Dresden, includes original men’s and women’s garments which were among the possessions of the Electors of Saxony and their families. In this lecture, Dr. Jutta Charlotte Bäumel (Senior Curator at the Dresden Armory) gives an illustrated overview of these spectacular examples of princely dress and accessories from the middle of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
Place: Royce Hall 314 (Humanities Conference Room)
Time: 4:30 pm
Advance Registration: Not required. Please sign in at the door.
Fee: None
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the lecture on Renaissance Costumes by Dr. Bäumel in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

CMRS Film Lecture: “Therefore, a Witch is Made of Wood”: Magic, Medievalism, and the Movies, Thursday, January 29, 2004
Movies don’t care about history; they just want to tell a good story, and ripping yarns always take place somewhere else, whether the past or far away. In this talk, Dr. Leslie Ellen Jones (CMRS Associate, UCLA) explores how modern movies construct the “medieval” as a place full of magic, witchcraft, and illusion—descriptors which suit film equally well.
Place: Royce Hall 314 (Humanities Conference Room)
Time: 4:30 pm
Advance Registration: Not required. Please sign in at the door.
Fee: None
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the film lecture on Magic, Medievalism, and the Movies by Dr. Leslie Ellen Jones in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

CMRS Faculty Roundtable: “Being Pico’s Hebrew Teacher”, Wednesday, February 4, 2004
Professor Arthur Lesley (Hebrew Language and Literature, Baltimore Hebrew University, and CMRS Visiting Scholar), discusses his research about Pico and Yohanan Alemanno. Yohanan Alemanno taught Kabbala to his patron, Giovanni Pico, as scholars agree and Moshe Idel has masterfully shown; but as a living representative of one of the disparate bodies of foreign texts that Pico tried to reconcile, he was also uniquely able to respond to Pico's inquiries with apposite statements. The unprecedented uses to which Alemanno puts those received texts in his writings reflect the conversations that took place between them and in their immediate circle, between 1488 and 1494. CMRS faculty, associates, graduate students, and friends are invited to attend. Bring your lunch! The Center will provide soft drinks and coffee.
Place: Royce Hall 306 (Morris Seminar Room)
Time: 12 noon – 1 pm
Advance Registration: Not required. Please sign in at the door.
Fee: None
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the CMRS Faculty Roundtable meeting in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

Annual Symposium on Women and Gender: Women and Religious Conversion in the Early Modern Era, Friday, February 6, 2004
This year’s CMRS Symposium on Women and Gender, co-organized by Professor Lowell Gallagher (English, UCLA) and Deborah Kennel (CMRS, UCLA), explores three interrelated questions: How did the writing and representation of gender and conversion complicate early modern experiences of selfhood and subjectivity? What role did women in marginalized groups such as English Catholic recusants or as members of non-Christian faiths play in accommodating or challenging dominant notions of communal and national identity in Europe? What kind of challenges did the question of gender pose to the evangelizing projects of both Catholics and Protestants in the New World? Participants include: Professor Charlene Villaseñor Black (Art History, UCLA), Dr. Sharon King (CMRS Associate), Professor Renée Levine Melammed (Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem), Professor Mary Elizabeth Perry (History, Occidental College), Holly Pickett (English, UCLA), Karen Robertson (English, Vassar College), and Dr. Stefania Tutino (UCLA Humanities Consortium, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow). Complete program to be announced. Watch the CMRS website for further information.
Place: Royce Hall 314 (Humanities Conference Room)
Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Complete schedule here.
Advance Registration: Required! To register, contact CMRS at cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu or 310.825.1880.
Fee: Registration fee may apply.
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the Symposium on Women and Religious Conversion in the Early Modern Era in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

CMRS Winter Quarter Early Music Concert, Thursday, February 12, 2004
The Center’s faculty, associates, Council members, and friends will be invited to a program of early music presented by UCLA Sounds.
Place: Royce Hall 314 (Humanities Conference Room)
Time: 5:00 pm
Advance Registration: RSVP requested by Friday, February 6, 2004.
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the CMRS early music concert in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

Rethinking Necessity and Making Sense: Descartes's Doctrine of the Creation of Eternal Truths, Friday, February 13, 2004
A lecture by Professor Lilli Alanen (Uppsala), a prelude to the E. A. Moody Medieval Philosophy Workshop on February 14-15.
Place: Royce Hall 306
Time: 3:15 pm
Advance Registration: Not required. Please sign in at the door.
Fee: None
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the Medieval Philosophy Workshop in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

E. A. Moody Medieval Philosophy Workshop, Saturday, February 14, and Sunday, February 15, 2004
The topic of this year's E.A. Moody Medieval Philosophy Workshop, coordinated by Professors Calvin Normore (UCLA) and Rega Wood (Stanford), is "On Lies and Liars." This program is made possible through the generous support of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the UCLA Department of Philosophy, and the UCLA College of Letters and Science. Advance registration is not required. No fee.
Scheduled speakers include:
Saturday, February 14, 9:30am - 12 noon
Sharon Kaye (John Carroll University): "Can I Lie While Saying that I am Lying?: William of Ockham and the Logic of Love, "
Elizabeth Karger (CNRS): "Ockham and Wodeham on Divine Deception as a Skeptical Hypothesis"
1 pm - 5 pm
Peter King (Toronto): "Augustine on Lying"
Jeff Brower (Purdue): "On Lie or Die Cases of Coercion"
Tomas Ekenberg (Uppsala): "On Having to Lie: Anselm and Compulsion"
Sunday, February 15
9:30 am - 1 pm
Ahmed Al-Wishah (UCLA): "The Arabic Liar Paradox"
Rysiek Sliwinski (Uppsala): "Buridan and Self-referential Puzzles"
Martin Tweedale (Alberta): "Talk of Determinate vs. Indeterminate Truth in Boethius and Amonius as a Solution to the Problem of Future contingents"
Place: Royce Hall 306
Time: See program above
Advance Registration: Not required
Fee: None
Seating: Seats are limited. Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 on the day of the event from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the “Medieval Philosophy Workshop” in Royce Hall. NOTE: On Sunday morning, the only Parking Services kiosk open before 10 am is located near the UCLA Medical Center, on Westwood Blvd, just north of Le Conte.

CMRS Faculty Roundtable, Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Professor Bernard Frischer (Classics, UCLA) discusses his Virtual Reality project. CMRS faculty, associates, graduate students, and friends are invited to attend. Bring your lunch! The Center will provide soft drinks and coffee.
Place: Royce Hall 306 (Morris Seminar Room)
Time: 12 noon – 1 pm
Advance Registration: Not required. Please sign in at the door.
Fee: None
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the CMRS Faculty Roundtable meeting in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC) Annual Meeting, Friday-Saturday, February 20-21, 2004
The CMRS is one of the co-sponsors of the RCSC’s annual interdisciplinary conference in Renaissance studies at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. CMRS Director Professor Michael J. B. Allen (English, and Italian, UCLA) will deliver the keynote address. For further information, see the RCSC's website at www.rcsca.org.

Let’s kill all the editors: Editions, Corpora, and Witnesshood, Tuesday, February 24, 2004
The arena in which historical linguists operate can be likened to an archaeological dig or a crime scene. It is a commonplace in archaeology and forensic praxis that as far as possible (a) the scene must not be contaminated by material brought in by the investigator or anyone else, and (b) the chain of custody (the sequence of provenances of all objects found on the scene) must be immaculate. The same requirements hold for the objects of historical linguistics, which are primarily written texts. This lecture explores the maintenance of forensic cleanliness in a field full of potentially corrupted information sources. Among the most dangerous of these corrupt sources are edited texts. In this lecture, CMRS Visiting Professor Roger Lass (Distinguished Professor of Historical and Comparative Linguistics, University of Cape Town, South Africa) will illustrate the shortcomings of typical standard editions, and give an example of what a “clean” historical corpus might look like, and some of the things it can do. The basis for this illustration is the corpus currently being prepared for the Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English (LAEME).
Place: Royce Hall 314 (Humanities Conference Room)
Time: 4:30 pm
Advance Registration: Not required. Please sign in at the door.
Fee: None
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the lecture by Professor Roger Lass in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

CMRS Film Lecture: “Creature vs. City: Giant Monster Films and their Renaissance City Tragedy Antecedents”, Thursday, February 26, 2004
The mayhem caused to cities in 20th-century giant monster films is a hallowed trademark of the genre, though they now tend to provoke more mirth than horror in audiences. In this lecture, Dr. Sharon D. King (CMRS Associate, UCLA) will reexamine this cliché’d convention by linking it rhetorically and thematically with city tragedies of 16th- and 17th-century Europe. A few contemporary film attempts (such as Reign of Fire) to reinvent the genre and restore the horror associated with the fall of the city and of human civilization will be examined.
Place: Royce Hall 314 (Humanities Conference Room)
Time: 4:30 pm
Advance Registration: Not required. Please sign in at the door.
Fee: None
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the film lecture by Dr. Sharon King in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

California Medieval History Seminar, Winter 2004, Saturday, February 28, 2004
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 or recent Ph.D. recipients). 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. To promote an active discussion, attendance is limited. 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.
Place: Overseer's Room, The Huntington Library
Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Advance Registration: Required! Registration opens when the e-mail announcement of the seminar is sent. To register, reply to the e-mail announcement or to cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu
Fee: No charge for faculty and graduate students of contributing universities; for others, $25 fee may apply. Inquire when registering.
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Available at the Huntington Library, no charge. Tell the attendant at the gate that you are here to attend the California Medieval History Seminar in the Overseer's Room.

The Bayeux Tapestry and the Making of the Anglo-Norman World, Tuesday, March 2, 2004
A lecture by CMRS Visiting Professor R. Howard Bloch (French, Yale University) considering the famed Bayeux tapestry, woven in the late eleventh century, which depicts the conquest of England in 1066 by William of Normandy.
Place: Royce Hall 314 (Humanities Conference Room)
Time: 4:30 pm
Advance Registration: Not required. Please sign in at the door.
Fee: None
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the lecture on the Bayeux tapestry by Professor Howard Bloch in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

CMRS Faculty Roundtable: "A Scientific Shipwreck in Counter-Reformation Europe: The Thesaurus of Dr. Francisco Hernández", Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Professor Dora Weiner (History, UCLA) discusses the "Thesaurus" of Dr. Francisco Hernández, who spent much of the 1570s researching the traditional medicine of Mexico. CMRS faculty, associates, graduate students, and friends are invited to attend. Bring your lunch! The Center will provide soft drinks and coffee.
Place: Royce Hall 306 (Morris Seminar Room)
Time: 12 noon - 1 pm
Advance Registration: Not required. Please sign in at the door.
Fee: None
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the CMRS Faculty Roundtable meeting in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

26th Annual UC Celtic Studies Conference, Thursday-Sunday, March 4-7, 2004
The first UC Celtic Studies Conference took place at UC Berkeley in 1978. Since then, the conference has been convened annually, its site alternating between the UCLA and UCB campuses. Now in its twenty-sixth year, the event returns to UCLA in 2004. The four-day program will be coordinated by Professor Joseph Nagy (English, UCLA) and the UCLA Celtic Colloquium. Sessions will focus on all aspects of Celtic culture including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day. Related events will include a concert of Celtic-themed music, the traditional conference banquet, and a local field trip. Registration and fee required for some conference events.
Place: Royce Hall 314 (Humanities Conference Room)
Time: Complete Program. For more information, see the UCLA Celtic Studies website at www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/celtic or contact Professor Nagy at jfnagy@humnet.ucla.edu.
Advance Registration: May be required for some conference events.
Fee: May be required for some conference events.
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the Celtic Studies Conference in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

The Dress of Thought: A Look at Clothing and Nakedness in Homer and Vergil, Dante and Ariosto, Thursday, March 11, 2004
A lecture by Anne Hollander (Fellow, New York Institute for the Humanities, NYU). Dr. Hollander specializes in the representation of clothing in literature and art, and its relation to real clothing. She is the author numerous works on the subject, including Fabric of Vision (National Gallery Company and Yale University, 2002), Feeding the Eye (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1999), Sex and Suits (Alfred A. Knopf, 1994), and Seeing Through Clothes (The Viking Press, 1978; UC Press, 1993).
Place: Royce Hall 314 (Humanities Conference Room)
Time: 4:30 pm
Advance Registration: Not required. Please sign in at the door.
Fee: None
Seating: Seating is limited. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking permits may be purchased for $7 from any UCLA Parking Services kiosk. Be sure to mention that you are here to attend the lecture by Anne Hollander in Royce Hall. You will be directed to park in the nearest available lot.

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