Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
​Tur​ku Cathedral

Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (TUCEMEMS) is a multidisciplinary centre funded by the University of Turku. It promotes interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies of topics from Late Antiquity to the eighteenth century. The Centre aims at facilitating medieval and early modern studies at the University especially by coordinating international collaboration and encouraging interdisciplinary debate. 

At present the Centre has over 100 members from various faculties of the university, including musicologists, archaeologists, biologists, linguists and philologists, philosophers, historians, art historians, and researchers of comparative literature and religion. Research topics range from medieval sexuality and eremitism to Spinoza’s philosophy and eighteenth-century bodily grievances.
TUCEMEMS organises and co-organises lectures, seminars and conferences.  The Centre also welcomes visiting scholars; funding is available under the TUCEMEMS Distinguished Professors scheme for inviting senior researchers to Turku.

News & Upcoming Events​
  • Narrating the Middle Ages, seminar on Tuesday 19 September 2017 in the University of Turku. Programme in English and Finnish See more info in Narrating-the-Middle-Ages.aspx

  • Re-imagining the Christian Body conference on 2-3 November! For more information, please visit the conferences website: Re-imagining.

  • Monthly Talks:
    9.10. Georges Kazan (Archaeology): TBA
    24.11. Hanna Salmi (English department): Konfliktipuheen piirteitä keskiajan ja uuden ajan alun englanninkielisessä kiistarunoudessa


 Content Editor


Postal adress:

Kulttuurihistoria/Cultural history