This is a research initiative that studies the expressions of Early Modern and Modern Cultures, the initial focus falling on the cultural expressions of Renaissance societies and their lasting and dynamic influence on European culture to date.
Novel and interdisciplinary approaches to Early Modern Europe and Modernity increase our awareness of how urban culture and a new economy were major factors in the creation of the preconditions both for the rise of a critical public sphere and toleration, but also for political and religious conflicts that still haunt us since the rise of colonialism and the centralized State.
EMMRG projects are therefore both synchronic and diachronic as well as interdisciplinary, contextual, and comparative.
Since 2006, the research group publishes the book series Early Modern and Modern Studies (Fabrizio Serra Editore; Pisa & Roma), comprising monographs, collections of essays and critical editions.
Cultural Reformations 2 (Hymnology: Songs of Worship in Times of Conflict and reform (project leaders: Eriksen, Rolfhamre, Vegge)
Edited Essay Collections: