Welcome to the home page of ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies). ACMRS was established in 1981 by the Arizona Board of Regents as a state-wide research unit. Located centrally on the campus of Arizona State University, ACMRS is charged with coordinating and stimulating the interdisciplinary exploration of Medieval and Renaissance culture. Its activities cover a period roughly from 400 C.E., the fall of the Roman Empire, to 1700 C.E. ACMRS organizes programs at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona State University in the greater Phoenix area, and the University of Arizona in Tucson.

News and Events

Exploring the Mythologies of Peru's Sea Peoples: Before the Solar Empires Feb 16

Presented by Dr. Sharonah Fredrick
Assistant Director, ACMRS


From the Mediterranean to the Middle Passage: Slavery in the Old and New Worlds Feb 29

A Public Symposium on the History of Slavery

Monday, February 29, 2016 from 2...

Incan & Mayan Mythology May 19

Explaining the World Through Mythology: Tales of Far-Away Lands and Long-Ago Times