Research & Interest Groups

PEMS EMRG @ RU: Early Modern Research Group at Rutgers


Henry S. Turner
Professor of English

EMRG @ RU: Early Modern Research Group at Rutgers

The purpose of the EMRG @ RU: Early Modern Research Group at Rutgers will be to provide a forum for Rutgers faculty, graduate students, and visitors to exchange work-in-progress, to explore emerging problems and arguments in an interdisciplinary context, and to test new methods of research in the field of early modern studies. EMRG has no a priori commitment to any questions, theories, methods, or geographical areas beyond the broad chronological range of the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. It welcomes contributions from any member of the Rutgers community who is engaged in work that spans this historical period, with the assumption that the problem of periodization itself will remain an active area of inquiry for members affiliated with the group.

EMRG sponsors guest lectures and conferences by scholars outside of Rutgers, establishes residencies on campus by distinguished scholars, fosters new teaching initiatives at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and organizes interdisciplinary workshops, colloquia, and seminars for faculty and students at Rutgers University.

Steering Committee: 
Alastair Bellany (History)
James Delbourgo (History)
Thomas Fulton (English)
Jennifer Tamas (French)
Henry Turner (English)
Laura Weigert (Art History)