The Center for Premodern Studies and its members are actively involved in a series of research workshops organized by graduate students and faculty. These events are part of (and funded by) the Mellon Grant in support of the Center. These workshops—a signature feature of Medieval Studies at UMN—provide unique opportunities for their participants and visiting guests to explore theories and topics concerning the limits and nature of the history and material culture of the premodern, global world.

  • These faculty and graduate student-led initiatives involve scholars at the UMN as well as partners at local, national, and international institutions.
  • Research workshops address intellectual questions regarding global premodern studies and model collaboration across disciplines, chronologies, and geologies.
  • Activities range from reading groups and works-in-progress seminars to seminars with local or external visitors and public symposia and academic conferences.

View a complete list of current and past workshops in the "Research Workshops and Reading Groups" page of our updated CPS website.