THE CENTRE FOR MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES (CMRS) at Monash was established by Academic Board at its meeting of 12 October 2011 and launched on 1 March 2012. The Centre draws on the expertise of academic and research staff from the Department of History and from across the university and beyond.
It aims to promote research and to provide specialist research training and support for honours and postgraduate students, and to coordinate first to third level units as a pathway for undergraduates. For information to help you make decisions about a pathway in medieval and renaissance studies, contributing to a History Major or Minor, see the History page.
The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is located at Monash Clayton and the Monash University Prato Centre (the Bill Kent Library), and is the hub of the Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
The main forum for the CMRS is the weekly seminar (11am Friday, 20 Chancellors Walk, Room E561). Contact the postgraduate committee to be included on the mailing list.
Student, Kate Mani, reflects on her experience of studying The Renaissance in Florence at Prato.
A new volume of essays on memory, remembering and crusade edited by Associate Professor Megan Cassidy-Welch is now available from Routledge.
Join the CMRS and collaborators at Leeds, 2017, for a fascinating panel on medical discourse, otherness and the body.
Medical Understandings of the Body & Soul: Integration ... Read more
To honour the creative, artistic and scholarly legacy of the late Jo-Anne Duggan, the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) announces the second round of the biennial ... Read more
‘The Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS), supported by the Cassamarca Foundation (Treviso), is offering UP TO THREE scholarships worth A$6,000 each to provide postgraduate students at an Australian ... Read more
The Centre for Religious Studies welcomes a new Lecturer in semester 2, who brings new expertise in medieval Islamic mysticism to the CMRS community. Here we ... Read more
For the second year running, first year history students in Medieval Europe have worked in teams to produce public history projects that communicate about the ... Read more
Applications for the 2016 Visiting Scholar Program at the Monash Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Monash University are open until 1 June.
Revisioning religion in Renaissance society, 1350-1600
The Second annual CMRS Symposium
10am – 5pm, 29 April 2016
Monash Club, 32 Exhibition Walk, Monash University, Clayton
PROGRAM DETAILS HERE
Register online here
Australian Bicentennial Scholarships and Fellowships for study/research in the UK in 2016-17 are now open.
Applications now open for the intensive unit ATS2/3612 The Renaissance in Florence, taught at the Prato campus in Nov-Dec 2016
Prato Consortium postgraduate students spent Christmas learning palaeography in the Italian archives. Jessica O’Leary reports.
Jessica O’Leary has been awarded the ACIS Cassamarca inaugural Dino De Poli Scholarship to undertake postgraduate research in Italy.
Text and Community: an introduction to the world of Renaissance Florence and its leading scholars. Kate Aldred reports on recent CMRS teaching and seminar activities ... Read more
Dr Kathleen Neal has been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in the Early Career category for 2015
Following a highly successful 2015 conference at Villa i Tatti and the Monash Prato Centre, we call for papers for “Renaissance Religions II: modes and ... Read more
CMRS Director, Associate Professor Peter Howard recently addressed an International Study Day of historical and art historical experts that took place inside the Sisitine Chapel ... Read more
Current MA candidate Jessica O’Leary has been awarded a competitive DAAD scholarship to take part in a winter program of German language and cultural instruction ... Read more
Associate Professor Megan Cassidy-Welch has received a Discovery Project Grant from the Australian Research Council for her project “Atrocity in warfare: a social and cultural ... Read more
Dr Kathleen Neal will address a public symposium marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta at Parliament House in Canberra on Friday 30th October. The event will ... Read more