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 (3pm Friday, 20 Chancellors Walk, Room N602). Contact the postgraduate committee to be included on the mailing list.
The Body in the City Focus Program calls for papers in connection with this workshop on early modern urban space and environment to take place at Monash on Monday 8 October 2018. Read more
Body in the City celebrates success of conference “Representing Infirmity: Diseased Bodies in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy”
The much anticipated international conference “Representing Infirmity: Diseased Bodies in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy” was held at the Monash University Prato Centre on 13-15 December 2017. The conference was a huge success, attended by speakers and guests from across Europe, as well as the UK, the USA and Australia. Participants commented that the conference was made… Read more
Monash/Warwick HDR candidate Lana Stephens has been awarded a prestigious Cassamarca Scholarship for archival research in Italy in 2018 Read more
John Henderson’s keynote at Prato now available for viewing: “Religion, Medicine and Art in the Time of Plague: Florence 1630-33”
On 13 December John Henderson (Birkbeck, University of London, and Monash University) delivered his highly anticipated keynote lecture to kick off the international conference “Representing Infirmity: Diseased Bodies in Renaissance and Early Modern Italy” held at the Monash University Prato Centre. The lecture was hosted by the Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and The Body in… Read more
On 13 December 2017, the Prato Centre will be a hive of activity in Renaissance Studies, with a day of postgraduate papers and a public lecture. Join us! Read more
Monash scholars in The Body in the City Focus Program last week received the exciting news that their book series has been accepted for publication by Routledge. This outcome marks the culmination of a great deal of planning by series General Editors Peter Howard, Director of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Monash, and… Read more