The Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre was established in Spring 2017, growing out of the former Eighteenth Century Centre, the Early Modern Forum (a major AHRC-funded project), and the core strength in early modern history of Warwick's Department of History. Covering a large time period (1450 to 1850), the Centre works on major research projects, as well as providing an interdisciplinary forum for academic staff and postgraduate students in the Humanities, particularly History, English, French, History of Art, and beyond.
The Centre aims to encourage the exchange of ideas and to promote interaction with others through a variety of different media. It enjoys close relations with the Global History & Culture Centre and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance within Warwick, and continues to develop partnerships and networks with other institutions.
The Early Modern Forum was a major multi-strand project, funded by the AHRC, which aimed to encourage researchers who rarely had the opportunity to meet in person, to collaborate easily and effectively, particularly through the partner institutions: Warwick, Boston, Yale, the Huntington/USC, Vanderbilt, and the Sorbonne.