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The University of Southampton
Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture


CMRC has particular strengths in a number of areas, including performance history and practice in music, drama and song; history and cultural history; monasticism and church history; and questions of place, identity and travel.

Many of us are also involved in providing the raw material for research through the preparation of scholarly editions - of archival material, plays, and music. Many of our projects draw on digital tools and methods which allow us to present and interrogate medieval and early modern sources in new ways. We develop our research with a regular seminar series, as well as inter-disciplinary study days, for example in lute-song, monasticism and editing.

CMRC staff and fellows are involved in many collaborations at national and international level.

Many of our PhD students are using life writing to unlock our understanding of the past, or looking at the networks of people represented in early modern manuscripts. These include

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