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.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the College of Liberal Arts a $600,000 start-up grant to develop the conceptual and programmatic foundations for a new Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World. The CLA community is invited to a celebratory open house and kickoff this Tuesday, December 17, 3:30 – 5:00 at 1210 Heller Hall. Provost Hanson and Dean Duvall will be present.
Click here for a brief describing the vision of the consortium: Brief_Sketch_of_CSPW_at_UMN
The consortium will create a new confederation of the many existing premodern studies constituencies at the University and establish a new synergistic mission to promote integrated, multidisciplinary research and teaching in global premodern studies. The consortium will also pioneer a new approach to graduate education by working to combine graduate training in established humanities and social sciences disciplines with an integrated, multidisciplinary graduate program in global premodern studies.
J.B. Shank (History & Center for Early Modern History) served as principal investigator on the proposal, with Andrew Scheil (English & Center for Medieval Studies) and Marguerite Ragnow (James Ford Bell Library) as co-investigators.
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 full Fall 2013 calendar. Our Spring 2014 calendar will be available in early January.