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Medieval Academy of America / Medieval Association of the Pacific
Annual Meeting
April 10-12, 2014, at UCLA
Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting 2014

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of California Los Angeles is pleased to host the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America (MAA) which will be held jointly with the annual meeting of the Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) at UCLA on April 10-12, 2014. The meeting's is “Empires and Encounters.”

Los Angeles is a place where encounters between different peoples and cultures are part of the fabric of everyday life. It is one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world, boasts an array of cultural and educational institutions, and forms the dynamic hub of Southern California.

The city is home to one of the world’s great research universities, UCLA. Located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, UCLA’s beautiful campus is an easily accessible fourteen miles north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Sunset Boulevard of Hollywood fame forms the northern perimeter of the campus, leading to shopping in Beverly Hills and the celebrity homes of Bel-Air. Nearby is the art-rich Getty Center in Brentwood, the classical Roman recreation that is the Getty Villa in Malibu, UCLA’s innovative Hammer Museum in Westwood, and the beachfront entertainments of Santa Monica and Venice. Further afield: near Pasadena, The Huntington Library and Gardens with its medieval manuscripts, Gainsborough portraits and splendid plantings, all gathered within an elegant estate; near Hollywood, the Griffith Planetarium and legendary Hollywood theaters like Grauman’s Chinese (now TCL Chinese) and El Capitan; near downtown, is the new home to the Endeavour space shuttle in Exposition Park, UCLA’s Clark Library for rare books, and the architecturally innovative Disney Concert Hall.

    The program will include four plenary sessions:
  • Presidential Address: Richard Unger, University of British Columbia
  • Opening Plenary Session: Susan Boynton, Columbia University
  • Fellows Plenary Session: Margaret Mullett, Dumbarton Oaks
  • CARA Plenary Session
    The Program Committee consists of:
  • Lisa Bitel (University of Southern California)
  • Warren Brown (California Institute of Technology)
  • Massimo Ciavolella, Chair (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Sharon Gerstel (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Sharon Kinoshita (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Scott Kleinman (California State University, Northridge)
  • Elizabeth Morrison (J. Paul Getty Museum)
  • Anita Obermeier (University of New Mexico)
  • Teofilo Ruiz (University of California, Los Angeles)
    The Local Arrangements Committee consists of:
  • Karen Burgess (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Benay Furtivo (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Brett Landenberger (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Elizabeth Morrison (J. Paul Getty Museum)

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