Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Iter, meaning a journey or a path in Latin, is a not-for-profit partnership dedicated to the advancement of learning in the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) through the development and distribution of online resources.

Partners include:

  • Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University
  • Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria University in the University of Toronto
  • Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
  • University of Toronto Libraries

Associates include:

  • The Institute for Research in Classical Philosophy and Science
  • International Society of Anglo-Saxonists
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • MOISA: The International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage

CMRS, Oxford Consortium of Colleges and Universities

The CMRS Consortium of Colleges and Universities aims to foster CMRS’s relationships with a network of US academic institutions. Every summer CMRS will offer opportunities for faculty members from Consortium colleges and universities to work and research in Oxford. Such opportunities may range from formal Faculty Development Conferences (with full academic timetable of lectures, papers or open-house discussions, and social events) to the chance to conduct individual research projects and pursue scholarly work in Oxford as "CMRS Research Fellows." It is also hoped to build on the success of the 2012 symposium, ‘Rhetoric in the Twenty-First Century’, to have short scholarly conferences with a range of international scholars. Residence at and the resources of CMRS will be made available to faculty participating in such programmes, and support will be offered in drawing on the vast network of specialist libraries, archives, and museums that makes Oxford one of the world’s principal locations for research. We hope that you will come to see the opportunity of participating in CMRS summer programmes as one of the major advantages of the Consortium, and Consortium Colleges therefore commit themselves to the promoting of such programmes to their faculties. For more information on CMRS, the Consortium, and the incredibly reasonable costs for using CMRS facilities, go to the website at

Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

ACMRS is one of the founding members of the Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (PCMRS), which was established in a meeting at the Monash University Prato Centre in Italy on 16–17 June 2008. The Consortium aims to pool the expertise and skills of academics in member institutions in order to enhance international research, publication, and teaching in medieval and Renaissance studies. It will use the Monash University Prato Centre and the Datini Archive in the Archivio di Stato di Prato as key hubs for activities developed in member institutions for the benefit of students and researchers generally. The PCMRS is currently made up of 6 participating institutions: ACMRS; University of Durham; University of Edinburgh; Monash University; Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto; and the University of Toronto. ACMRS affiliates are welcome now at the Prato Centre (contact ACMRS for details), and opportunities for research and teaching are available. Visit the Monash University website for more on the Prato Centre and environs.

History of Emotions

ACMRS has partnered with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800, a major research venture that has some $30 million (Australian) in funding and involves five universities in Australia. There will be monthly study group meetings on the ASU Tempe Campus as well as lectures on and off campus beginning next fall, a book series co-edited by the two centers beginning now, co-sponsored sessions at the annual ACMRS conference each February, and an exchange program between the centers. If you are interested in joining the study groups and participating in person or via Skype, or if you’re interested in submitting a paper for our conference, or if you have a book proposal, or if you’re just interested in being on our mailing list, please email Ayanna Thompson, Director, ACMRS. Nine faculty members at ASU and three at UA are currently involved in the project, and more from all over Arizona are welcome. ACMRS hopes that the relationship and project have a long and resplendent future.

ACMRS History of Emotions Study Group

Fall 2016
To be decided

Collaborative Research Exchange Visits

ACMRS and CHE have agreed to fund reciprocal academic exchange visits between the two Centres, for the purpose of encouraging collaborative research in the history of emotions. From 2015-16, $AUS8,000 (ca. US$6,000) has been allocated towards the support of travel and accommodation costs for two such visits each year. Normally one CHE researcher will visit one or more ACMRS institution, and vice versa. Maximum funding for any one visit is $AUS4,000, but smaller amounts may be requested to supplement other sources. Requests for funding may cover: conference/symposium participation; collaborative research meetings; archival visits; any other useful purpose.

In considering applications, the following criteria will apply:

  • Relevance of the proposed travel for research on the history of emotions Europe 1100-1800. (Projects covering earlier or later periods or other regions may be able to establish relevance)
  • Potential for ongoing collaborative research between ACMRS and CHE
  • Value of proposed research outcomes

To apply for the award, please provide:
i. a short cv
ii. a 300-word statement of the objectives of the travel and its value for research in the history of emotions.
iii. a brief statement of the potential collaborative research outcomes
iv a budget detailing expenses, with quotations

Applications for funding in the inaugural round should be received by June 30, 2015. The results will be considered by a joint committee and made known within four weeks. It is expected that funding obtained will be used within a 12-month period from the date of award.

Applications for funding from CHE members should be directed to Pam Bond, Administrative Officer, Centre for the History of Emotions, University of Western Australia.

Applications for funding from ACMRS members should be directed to Angela Schrader, Business Operations Specialist, ACMRS, Arizona State University.