The Early Modern Research Centre (EMRC) at the University of Reading has a long-standing international reputation for research excellence that builds on the successful collaboration between the Departments of English, History, Modern Languages and Politics for over thirty years. The EMRC promotes the study of the early modern period across academic disciplines with a view to provides a lively and supportive environment for academic staff and postgraduate students. Our distinctive identity is rooted in the use of subject-level excellence to inform innovative and challenging interdisciplinary research. Our current research investigates five broad themes:
Travel, diplomatic and maritime literature and culture, History of the book and material cultures, Medical humanities, Reformation Cultures and Communities and Political Thought and Political Change. The activities of the Centre build upon the research interests of its staff; EMRC boasts an international reputation that is greater than the sum of its constituent parts.