University of Minnesota
Center for Early Modern History

Center for Early Modern History

Welcome to the Center for Early Modern History


The Center for Early Modern History is a premier research, teaching, and resource center for studying the early modern world. The Center emphasizes a global and comparative approach and supports historical work drawing from a variety of disciplines, methodologies, and perspectives. CEMH collaborates with other centers and departments to coordinate interdisciplinary activities and graduate seminars on campus relating to the early modern period, and seeks to create scholarly connections between the University of Minnesota and other institutions.

Explore our website to view CEMH's many activities. Our calendar contains colloquia, workshops, and symposia that explore an array of early modern issues. Visit our publications section for more information about the Center's book series, Minnesota Studies in Early Modern History and Ming Studies Research Series, and the CEMH-affiliated Journal of Early Modern History. Finally, learn more about the new interdisciplinary graduate minor in Early Modern Studies.

Upcoming Events

CEMH Updates

Click here to access pre-circulated workshop readings.

The CEMH hosts events every Friday at 12:15pm. Events are in 1210 Heller Hall on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota unless otherwise noted. Click here for the Fall 2015 calendar. A record of our Spring 2015 calendar can be found here.

Attention Graduate Students: CEMH and CMS are now accepting applications for Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships for 2016-17