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

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.
15 March 2019
Three alumni talk about different Dutch seventeenth-century paintings in the digital tour of the exhibition 'In Praise of Painting'.
Malvolio and the Countess (Twelfth Night, or What You Will by Shakespeare) by Caniel Maclise (1806-1870). Bron: Wikimedia
8 March 2019
The new international academic programme NEW FACES asks the question what we can learn from Shakespeare’s world about the current crisis in Europe.
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Events

Book of Saint Albans: Page with the Royal Arms of England. Bron: Wikimedia/Cambridge University Library
23 May 2019 13:00 - 17:15
The two-part seminar is jointly organised by the 'Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies (UCMS)' and the 'Technical Art History Colloquium (TAHC)'.
Virgil Solis (1514-1562). Editie van de Metamorfosen uit 1565. Bron: Wikimedia
27 June 2019 10:30 - 11:30
On June 27 John Tholen will defend his PhD thesis 'Ovidian Paratexts. Guiding the reader to the Metamorphoses in the early modern Low Countries'.
25 November 2019
Abstracts must be submitted before 26 July
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early modern Europe | identity and perception | cultural industry | knowledge societies | visual culture | language dynamics