Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Binghamton University's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) is an organized research center that coordinates and disseminates scholarship in medieval and early modern studies in association with a range of departments and programs on campus. The Center organizes interdisciplinary conferences, lecture series, and workshops; CEMERS also administers undergraduate and graduate programs in Medieval and Early Modern Studies.


CEMERS Conference 2016

The Pre-Modern Book in a Global Context: Materiality and Visuality 

The year 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University. In celebration of fifty years of research in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, CEMERS will host a conference on the materiality and visuality of the pre-modern book (from late antiquity until 1600). | The Pre-Modern Book Conference.

Mediaevalia 36/37 (2015/2016)


Special Issue, “Medieval Futures”

This special issue of Mediaevalia contains essays by past and present CEMERS faculty and doctoral students. Guest-edited by Marilynn Desmond, the twelve essays in this issue address the concept of futurity in medieval cultures in order to celebrate the past and future of medieval studies at Binghamton University. More Info.

Last Updated: 9/23/16