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.
Upcoming Programs at CMRS
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What's New?

  • The last day to submit articles for the next volume of Comitatus is February 1. Send your articles to the Publications Director now!
  • Tuesday, January 27 is the 24th History of the Book Lecture with Ann Blair from the History Department at Harvard. Professor Blair brings to the foreground all those who labor in the background of book production. Her title is “In the Workshop of the Mind: Amanuenses and Authorship in Early Modern Europe”.
  • Jessica Goldberg from UCLA's History Department is talking about the Cairo Geniza at the next CMRS Roundtable on January 28.
  • Mark you calendars for the two conferences we have coming up in February. Starting first on February 13-14 is “Touching Shakespeare” and next on February 27-28 is “The Illustrated Body”.
  • Have you been to our Facebook page yet? Go ahead and like us!
  • ¡Attention UCLA graduate students — 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.
  • Nordic Mythologies TangherliniMark your calendars! The upcoming meeting dates for the 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.
  • Tim Tangherlini's new book, Nordic Mythologies: Interpretations, Intersections, and Institutions, is out. He's edited a series of essays given at the April 2012 conference he organized which was sponsored by CMRS. Get your copy at the link.
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