CMRS is in Royce Hall's east tower, suite 302, at the top of the Janss Steps in the North Core of campus. From the front of the building, use the right-hand (east) corridor and take the staircase to your right as you enter the building, or take the elevator (at the end of the hall, near the back door). The campus map at www.ucla.edu provides additional information.
Each year, CMRS sponsors Distinguished Visiting Scholars whose knowledge enriches the academic life of UCLA’s students and faculty, and promotes scholarship in the larger community. CMRS DVS present classes and seminars, participate in conferences and symposia, and deliver public lectures.
Thomas Leinkauf is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Leibniz Research Center at the University of Münster. His research interests include Late Antiquity, Renaissance and early modern philosophy, and the early modern philosopher Gottfried Leibniz. CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy, week of May 7, 2012. Public Lecture: May 10, 2012, Royce 314, 4 pm. Title to be announced.
Peggy McCracken, Professor of French and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, specializes in medieval French and Occitan literature, gender and sexuality, and women’s studies. Her teaching and research interests are in the intersections of medieval literature, history, and theory. CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of French and Francophone Studies, week of February 20, 2012. Public Lecture: “Embodiment, Intimacy, and Snake-Women” Tuesday, February 21, 2012, Royce 314, 4 pm.
Russ McDonald, Professor of English at Goldsmiths College, University of London, is an authority on Shakespeare, especially Shakespeare’s language and performance history. He is currently President of the Shakespeare Association of America. CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of English, week of November 7, 2011. Public Lecture: “Shakespeare and the Suspicion of Style,” November 9, 2011, Royce 314, 4 pm. Professor McDonald will also be participating in the CMRS
Shakespeare Symposium “Shakespeare + Opera: Found in Translation?” on November 6-7, 2011.
David Stifter is Professor of Old Irish and Head of the Department of Old Irish at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. His expertise encompasses ancient, medieval, and modern Celtic linguistics, philology, literature, and archaeology. He is author of the award-winning Sengoídelc: Old Irish for Beginners (Syracuse University Press, 2006). CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Celtic Studies, week of March 5, 2012. He will be presenting a public lecture as part of the 34th Annual UC Celtic Studies/Annual CSANA Conference, March 8-11, 2012, at UCLA.
UCLA Visiting Scholars are senior scholars and distinguished visitors who hold a doctoral degree or the foreign equivalent and who hold an appointment comparable to those of UCLA faculty, and are usually on temporary leave from their universities or research centers. They visit the campus for relatively short periods of time (no longer than one year), serve as senior researchers, collaborate on research projects and publications with faculty members, and pursue independent research. Visiting Scholars receive library privileges and access to special research collections. Appointments are honorary (non-salaried) and Visiting Scholars must be self-supported or have adequate support funds from outside of the university. Applicants must be nominated by CMRS and approved by the UCLA Graduate Division. Further information from the University is available at www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gss/postdoc/vsapply.htm.
Scholars working in the field of Medieval and Renaissance Studies may request to be considered by the Center as a Visiting Scholar.
Applicants should submit the following:
a letter introducing yourself and indicating your desire to be nominated by the Center as a UCLA Visiting Scholar
affiliated with the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies;
a one page description of the research you plan to pursue at UCLA and your own research interests;
a curriculum vitae (CV).
Send the application materials to:
UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Attention: Visiting Scholar Program
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485
Please note that the Center cannot provide housing or office space for its Visiting Scholars. Additionally, UCLA Visiting Scholars are not automatically granted access to non-UCLA research collections, such as those at the Getty Research Institute or the Huntington Library in San Marino. Scholars wishing to access non-UCLA collections should contact the specific institution directly about the applying for reader privileges.