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 history”.
Over the next four years the project will investigate how and why atrocity in war is understood, questioned, and given meaning. It plans to focus on a pivotal historical moment in the conceptualisation of legitimate and excessive violence in war – the medieval crusades from c. 1095–1300 – to analyse how societies came to establish the limits of violence and why it was historically important for them to do so. The anticipated outcomes of the project are new understanding of how and why the medieval period was crucial in the formation of ideas about the boundaries of war; new insights into how concepts of atrocity become culturally and socially important; and expansion of Australia’s knowledge base in the history and conduct of war. Congratulations to Megan!
Visit Prato for intensive undergraduate units in Medieval & Renaissance history
Several medieval & Renaissance undergraduate units are taught in intensive mode in Prato each year. Why not make ‘Med-Ren month’ at Prato part of your degree?
Our annual symposia celebrate CMRS research
The CMRS holds an annual symposium, convened by a team of senior HDR students, bringing together Monash staff and students with visiting scholars to discuss a theme of mutual interest
Annual research fellowships available in Prato
The CMRS offers an annual Bill Kent Prato HDR Research Fellowship.
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Join us for a great program of weekly seminars and discussions, curated by our postgraduate committee.
Constant Mews Honoured at ANZAMEMS
The biennial conference of ANZAMEMS, held in Wellington in 2017, saw a series of sessions dedicated to celebrating the career and many research interests of Professor Constant Mews.
Reflecting on Florence
Student, Kate Mani, reflects on her experience of studying The Renaissance in Florence at Prato.
Medieval Expo goes from strength to strength
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 medieval past to a wide audience
Speaking in the Sistine Chapel
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 in Rome
Monash Medievalist contributes to new Medieval Lego book
CMRS member Kathleen Neal is among medievalists from across the globe who contributed to a new history book for children, Medieval Lego, by Greyson Beights
Constant Mews elected Corresponding Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America
Prof. Constant Mews, distinguished scholar of twelfth century thought and theology, has been elected as Corresponding Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America