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Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture (CMRC)


Learn about the extensive collection of learning resources available for students and staff.

Students who study with the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture (CMRC) have access to vast array of key resources which are essential to our work. The Hartley Library located on Highfield Campus and is one of the largest university libraries in southern England, with extensive holdings of printed books, journals and online resources which relate to medieval and renaissance culture. 

Southampton Archives located in the City centre holds a wealth of records dating back to the Middle Ages which shed light on the rich historic past of this port city. We are within easy rich of Hampshire Records Office and Winchester College Library and Archive, both located in Winchester. The College Archives record the history of the school, its estates, buildings and pupils from its foundation in 1382. Salisbury Cathedral Library is also close to us, and its book collection numbers some 10,000 volumes on a wide range of subjects. The manuscripts (handwritten books) date from the 9th century. The National archives and the British library in London are accessible in a day trip. 

Our staff also uses archival repositories abroad and will be able to guide your research at the archives of the Vatican, the French Archives Nationales or the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, for instance.