Dr. Jennifer Borland, assistant professor of art history, presented a paper at the annual conference of the Gender & Medieval Studies (GMS) Group. GMS is a UK-based organization devoted to putting together an annual interdisciplinary conference, which furthers the study of medieval gender. The 2011 conference met in Swansea, Wales, in January, and examined how issues of gender impacted the ways in which time and memory were conceptualized in the Middle Ages, and how memories were generated, recorded, and stored for posterity.

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by Jennifer Borland

Dr. Jennifer Borland, assistant professor of art history, participated in the first biennial meeting of the Babel Working Group, which was held at the University of Texas, Austin in November 2010. The Babel Working Group is a collective of over 150 scholars (primarily medievalists, but also those in other fields), who are working to develop new cross-disciplinary alliances between the humanities, sciences, social sciences.

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Cristina Cruz González was the 2010 recipient of a UCLA Library Research Grant and a William Reese Fellowship at the Bancroft Library. The UCLA grant, funded by the university’s Latin American Institute, encourages research at the Charles Young Research Library (special collections) on UCLA’s campus. The Reese Fellowship funds original research on any genre of printed material relating to the Americas.

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