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.
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 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.
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.
Above: Masthead banner from the manuscripts collection of Richard and Mary Rouse, UCLA Charles E. Young Library Department of Special Collections. R.H. & M.A. Rouse MS 82.
Below: Royce Hall and Powell Library at UCLA circa 1932.