The Centre was founded in 2010. It hosts an MA in Early Modern Studies, and runs a lively research seminar series. We work closely with the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL). CELL is a collaborative research laboratory exploring pioneering digital solutions to archival questions; the Centre’s expertise is primarily in the early modern period, but its focus is wide ranging, incorporating both the handwritten and the printed word. Both research centres are members of UCL's Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS).
We are grouped with several other research centres under the auspices of the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry (CMII) at the UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society (SELCS).