Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Amsterdam

Research

Within the University of Amsterdam there is a large community of scholars pursuing research in various fields of medieval studies, including archeology, history, art, literature, religion, paleography, and codicology. Please scroll down to visit some of the main research lines currently being developed in Amsterdam and in cooperation with other universities as well.

Projects in alfabetic order

Cultural Memory and Identity in the Late Middle Ages

Cultural Memory and Identity in the Late Middle Ages: The Franciscans of Mt. Zion in Jerusalem and the Representation of the Holy Land (1333-1516)
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Dorestat: Vicus Famosus

Odyssee project
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Eurasian empires

Integration processes and identity formations. A comparative programme
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History of Corruption

History of Corruption is part of a large-scale research project to be funded by the European
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In touch with the dead. A study of early medieval reopened graves

NWO project, from 2012 onwards
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Law and Drama

How Theatrical Practices are defined by, with, and against the Law in France & French-speaking regions (13th-16th centuries)
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Material Culture, Consumption and Social Change

New Approaches to Understanding the Eastern Mediterranean during Byzantine and Ottoman Times
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Political representation: communities, ideas and institutions in Europe (c. 1200 - c. 1650)

Crosses traditional chronological and geographical boundaries, thus providing a comprehensive and comparative view on political ideas and institutional developments from the 13th to the 17th century.
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Sint Servatius project

Cataloguing all past finds in and around the Servatius basilica in Maastricht.
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Technical analysis of Northern Netherlandish miniatures

Cooperation between University of Amsterdam (Art history, Claudine Chavannes-Mazel), Gent University (Archeometrie, Peter Vandenabeele) and Museum Het Catharijneconvent (Micha Leeflang)
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The Power of Words in Traditional European Cultures

International interdisciplinary research network
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Published by  CMSA

18 September 2012