Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies 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 centre 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 University's Clayton campus in Melbourne, Australia, and here at our centre in Prato. You can find further information on the centre’s webpage.

Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Consortium group people

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

The consortium was established in 2009 through a series of memoranda of understanding between Monash University and the following international partners:

  • University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • University of London (Queen Mary College), United Kingdom
  • University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • University of Durham, United Kingdom
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto, Canada
  • University of Arizona, United States of America
  • State Archives of Prato, Italy

The consortium members meet in Prato in December each year. At the same time, a roundtable is held for postgraduate students from the member institutions, together with others, to hone their presentation skills and gain feedback on their research. A consortium member academic typically gives a master class to the students, which focuses on the move from postgraduate study to postdoctoral work.