Current Partners

ANU Centre for Early Modern Studies

The Centre for Early Modern Studies at the Australian National University brings together a vibrant multidisciplinary group of humanities scholars and graduate researchers who study the long early modern period (1450-1800). Our research and teaching areas include history, art and design, literary and bibliographical studies, theatre and performance history, languages and historical linguistics, and the digital humanities.

ANU CEMS Members

Oxford Centre for Early Modern Studies

Oxford’s Centre for Early Modern Studies is an interdisciplinary hub for Oxford Humanities researchers working in the period 1500-1800 across different languages and regions of the world. Oxford CEMS hosts faculty members and postgraduate students from fifteen departments who are interested in the various aspects of early modernity in Europe and beyond. The departments include the Bodleian Library, Classics Faculty, Department of Continuing Education, English Faculty, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages), History, History of Art, Music, Philosophy, and Theology.

Oxford CEMS Faculty

Oxford CEMS Steering Committee

Irish Renaissance Seminar

The Irish Renaissance Seminar (IRS) is part of the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland. The IRS participates in or organises events, workshops, seminars and courses and monitors the Shakespeare in Ireland blog, an academic blog of early modern events and research in Ireland.

London Renaissance Seminar

The London Renaissance Seminar (LRS) at Birkbeck, University of London is a discussion forum for examining all aspects of early modern history, literature and culture. The LRS meets regularly at Birkbeck during term time, with Saturday seminars, events and conferences. The LRS welcomes academics and students with an interest in early modern culture and is open to the submission of papers and suggestions for panels.

LRS Steering Committee

Paris Early Modern Seminar

PEMS is an inter-university seminar which meets monthly at the Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne. University partners include –

  • Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • Sorbonne Université
  • Université Paris-Cité
  • Université Paris-Nanterre
  • Université Paris-Est-Créteil
  • Université Sorbonne Paris-Nord
  • Université Versailles-Saint-Quentin

PEMS Members

Associate Partners

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