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Welcome to  the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS)

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. Read more about CEMERS.


reconsidering boccaccio

New CEMERS Publication

Reconsidering Boccaccio: Medieval Contexts and Global Intertexts.
Holmes, Olivia and Dana Stewart, ed.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018.

The essays in this volume stemmed initially from the presentations given at an interdisciplinary conference on Boccaccio sponsored by CEMERS and held at Binghamton University in 2013.

The great Florentine writer Giovanni Boccaccio's remarkable achievements in the fourteenth century as a cultural mediator; his exceptional social, geographic, and intellectual range; his dialogue with the voices and traditions that surrounded him; and the influence of his legacy on numerous cultural networks. The volume contains essays by scholars not only of Italian and French literature, but also of history, law, classics, and Middle Eastern literature.


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: 7/9/18