Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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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​
  • Friday 10 March Half-day Seminar in the Janus-auditorium. 14.15 Ian Wood: 'The Transformation of the Roman World, from Empire to Ecclesiastical States'. 16.00 Ann Christys: Vikings in the South

  • Seminar on the history and significance of the reformation, 15 and 16 March 2017, in the Lecture Hall II, Main building, University of Turku. Further information in the news-and-events. Welcome!


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