a hedgehog in a strawberry patch

The Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder is founded on the conviction that the period from c. 400 to c. 1800, conceived in a global context, is a dynamic cultural continuum and ever-evolving system; that study of both periods in tandem sheds new light on each; and that the unity and diversity of the premodern world can be understood and appreciated only from an interdisciplinary perspective. Medieval and Early Modern Studies therefore crosses boundaries of period, nation, language and discipline, and the primary function of CMEMS is to facilitate and encourage interdepartmental study and teaching.