The Centre is home to a lively research culture and organizes a wide range of events right through from international conferences to visiting speaker series, seminars, and reading groups. It frequently hosts the Early Modern Studies in Scotland seminar, and is an Associate Organisation of the Renaissance Society of America, regularly sponsoring panels at the RSA annual conference. The Centre is also one of only two British universities affiliated to the Centre of Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Our postgraduates and staff benefit from participation in conferences, seminars and research projects organised at the Newberry’s Centre for Renaissance Studies. The Centre also has strong links with the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel as well as the Society for Renaissance Studies, with whom it has organised a number of joint events.
The Centre provides a stimulating and supportive environment for students taking postgraduate degrees within the period. The MLitt in Medieval and Early Modern Studies encourages students to familiarise themselves with a variety of multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches. Its core courses help them to explore different perspectives and train their skills in Latin, Palaeography and Archive Studies. A menu of elective courses across schools and departments will offer the chance to study this complex and fascinating period from the later Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. We also invite students to apply for the PhD programme via the graduate school, which offers scholarships.