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CEMS Collaboratory

The CEMS Collaboratory is dedicated to training the next generation of researchers in collaborative and cross-disciplinary research cultures. Alongside development activities such as workshops and seminars, we offer the opportunity of paid Honours internships on collaborative research projects.

Honours interns:

2020: Helen Pretorius

2021: Benedicte O’Leary-Rutherford; William Perry

2022: Jacey Quah; Matthew Firth

Study with us: Higher Degree Research Candidates

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD or MA by research, please contact the academic staff members of CEMS. Members can supervise early modern projects within the disciplines of English, History, Art and Design, Linguistics, Italian, German, and Digital Humanities. We also welcome innovative early modern research projects that cross disciplines and faculties.

Please find staff contact details on their ANU researcher pages which are linked to their CEMS profiles.

For general information on joining the HDR community at ANU see ANU’s page on Postgraduate Research Students and Future Students.

Collaborate with us

CEMS brings together early modern scholars and graduate researchers from several departments and disciplines at ANU and affiliate centres and fosters collaborative research. The Centre has links to early modern research hubs across the globe and encourages centre to centre affiliations, joint projects, and researcher-led collaborations. To collaborate with us, please contact the CEMS website administrator Dr Julie Robarts [] or individual project leads and researchers.


The Centre welcomes international early modern scholars as Centre affiliates. We welcome visiting scholars to ANU and invite them to take part in all Centre activities, including attending or presenting at our seminar series. The Humanities Research Centre (HRC) at ANU offers an annual Visiting Fellow Program to which early modern scholars may apply, offering fellowships for six to twelve weeks with grants covering travel and accommodation, as well as visiting fellowships without grants. Scholars of gender in the early modern period may apply for a dedicated HRC ANU Gender Institute Fellowship as part of the annual round.

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