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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The CMRS at Monash promotes research in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and provides specialist research training and support for honours and postgraduate students. It is the hub of the Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

The CMRS draws on the expertise of academic and research staff from the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies and from across the university and beyond. It was launched in 2012.

It is located at Monash Clayton, Australia, and here at the Monash Prato Centre, Italy. You can find further information on the CMRS webpage.

Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The PCMRS pools expertise and skills to enhance teaching and research in the field of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 

It was established in 2009 through a series of memoranda of understanding between Monash and international partners including:

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University of Warwick
University of London (Queen Mary College)
University of Edinburgh
University of Durham

University of Toronto
Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto

University of Arizona

State Archives of Prato

Read about why Prato is a key site for this field: Renaissance number crunchers’ gift to history, MONASH magazine, June 2012

Find out more about its activities on the PCMRS webpage.

Nicholas Terpstra (University of Toronto), Penny Roberts (University of Warwick), Cecilia Hewlett (Monash University Prato Centre), Peter Howard (Monash University), John Henderson (Birkbeck, Univeristy of London)