The researchers of the early modern period are organised within the Utrecht Centre for Early Modern Studies (UCEMS, part of the Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University). UCEMS’s aim is to encourage exchanges of ideas and practical collaboration among early-modernists, both junior and senior, and to facilitate the organisation of conferences in the wide field of early modern studies.

With early modern Europe as its chief area of interest, UCEMS serves a wide range of disciplines: History, Language and Literature, Religion, Philosophy, (History of) Science, Cartography, Arts, Music, Drama.


Bron: Wikimedia Commons
28 July 2017
Open Access journal Early Modern Low Countries (EMLC) offers a home to state-of-the-art academic scholarship on any aspect of the early modern Low Countries.
21 February 2017
The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing. Paul Franssen received an honourable mention.
A party in the Open Air. Allegory on Conjugal Love (1590-1595) by Isaac Oliver. Source: Wikimedia Commons
15 February 2017
The new international academic programme NEW FACES asks the question what we can learn from Shakespeare’s world about the current crisis in Europe.


James 2nd Earl of Loudoun, 2nd Lord Tarrinzean and Mauchline by John Scougall. Source: Wikimedia Commons
8 September 2017 12:45 - 14:00
Carla van de Puttelaar will defend her PhD thesis on Scottish portraiture 1644-1714, focusing on life and work of David and John Scougall, on 8 September.
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 8635, 112r.
2 February 2018
For this graduate conference on book history (c. 650-1600) Research Master students and PhD students are welcome to submit paper proposals before 1 September.
early modern Europe | nation-building and colonialism | intellectual history | social and economic history | religion | literature | visual arts | music | drama | philosophy