The Center for Early Modern Studies’ mission is to encourage innovative research and foster lively dialogue and debate across a wide range of disciplines with a special focus on the early modern period (XV-XVIII centuries). The UW-Madison CEMS is an RSA-affiliated organization.

The Graduate Early Modern Student Society (GEMSS) is a registered student organization for all graduates interested in the study of early modernity.  The group holds monthly meetings and hosts faculty lectures and roundtables. 

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