The Program in Medieval Studies seeks to encourage interdisciplinary study of medieval period Europe and adjacent Mediterranean cultures (c. 500-1500): its art, literature (Latin and vernacular), music, religion, philosophy, science, politics, and economic and social structures.
Interested students should apply for graduate study through an individual affiliated department, not through the program.
The program encourages graduate students to undertake interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages by circulating lists of relevant courses offered by the affiliated departments each semester. Students interested in interdisciplinary medieval study may also consult directly with the director of the program, or members of the program's executive committee, in addition to their regular consultations with their departmental adviser.
The program sponsors a lecture series and organizes special events such as short-term visits by eminent medievalists as well as co-sponsoring one or two conferences a year. It also supports a medieval Latin reading group, an annual conference arranged by graduate students, a sponsored session at the International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, and participation in the annual IUDC medieval colloquium in New York.
Charles E. Barber
Eric S. Gregory
Sara S. Poor
Sits with Committee
Sarah M. Anderson
Donald C. Skemer
Courses listed below are graduate-level courses that have been approved by the program’s faculty as well as the Curriculum Subcommittee of the Faculty Committee on the Graduate School as permanent course offerings. Permanent courses may be offered by the department or program on an ongoing basis, depending on curricular needs, scheduling requirements, and student interest. Not listed below are undergraduate courses and one-time-only graduate courses, which may be found for a specific term through the Registrar’s website. Also not listed are graduate-level independent reading and research courses, which may be approved by the Graduate School for individual students.