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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17 June 2019
This book is about the development of optics and perspective between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries.
6 June 2019
In June the book 'My Mother's Mother's Mother' will be published by Leiden University Press.
5 April 2019
In January 'BRILL' published 'The Idea of Beauty in Italian Literature and Language', a book by Harald Hendrix , Philiep Bossier and Claudio Di Felice.


Prof. Rebecca Maloy. Bron:
17 September 2019 15:15 - 17:00
On September 17, Prof. Rebecca Maloy will give a lecture on Chant, Identity, and Christian Formation in Early Medieval Hispania.
17 September 2019 15:30 - 17:30
The Descartes Centre colloquium on 17 September 2019 will be about bridging philosophy and art theory in early modern Low Countries,
25 November 2019
Abstracts must be submitted before 26 July
early modern Europe | identity and perception | cultural industry | knowledge societies | visual culture | language dynamics