The Utrecht Centre for Early Modern Studies (UCEMS) is the largest research centre in the Netherlands for the period between ca. 1500 and 1800. Over sixty researchers from different disciplines collaborate in studying the history, language, literature, religion, philosophy, science, art and music of the early-modern period from an international perspective. They focus on themes such as cultural transfer, material culture, institutions and (in)equality, knowledge societies, language dynamics, and identity and reputation in the period of the Renaissance and Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, the Dutch Golden Age and the Enlightenment.

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News

17 January 2019
This month 'Religious Conversion in Early Modern English Drama', a book by Lieke Stelling, has been published by Cambridge University Press.
Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Giuseppe Baretti, 1773, Private collection
10 January 2019
Gandolfo Cascio has received a grant of 45.000 euros from the MiBAC (Italian Ministry for Culture and Heritage).
The Quest for an Appropriate Past in Literature, Art and Architecture (Intersections)
20 December 2018
On 16 October 2018 Brill published 'The Quest for an Appropriate Past in Literature, Art and Architecture', edited by Karl Enenkel and Koen Ottenheym.
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Events

Silvestro Ganassi: La Fontegara. Bron: Wikimedia
1 March 2019 16:15 - 17:15
On 1 March Dina de Oliveira Titan will defend her PhD thesis 'The origins of instrumental diminution in Renaissance Venice: Ganassi's Fontegara'.
17 May 2019 - 18 May 2019
Submit an abstract of your paper about 'Freedom of speech in the medieval and early modern society' before the 10th of January 2019.
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early modern Europe | identity and perception | cultural industry | knowledge societies | visual culture | language dynamics