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Georgetown University Medieval Studies Program

Director: Kelley Wickham-Crowley
Department of English
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: 202-687-7586
Fax: 202-687-5445

Affiliated faculty: Francis J. Ambrosio (philosophy), Susanne Barsella (Italian), David Collins, S.J. (history), Carol Dover (French), Deborah Everhart (medieval studies), Michael Ferreira (Portuguese), Stephen Fields (theology), Clive Foss (Byzantine history), Emily Francomano (Spanish), David Goldfrank (Russian and history), John Hirsh (English), Michael Houlahan (fine arts, music), Kurt Jankowsky (German), Katherine Keesling (classics), Julia Lamm (theology), Neil Lewis (philosophy), Dennis McAuliffe (Italian), Jane McAuliffe (Arabic and history), Denis McManus (classics), Sarah McNamer (English), Charles McNelis (classics), Naomi Moniz (Portuguese), Jo Ann Hoeppner Moran Cruz (history), Marcia Morris (Russian), G. Ronald Murphy (German), James O'Donnell (classics), Josiah Osgood (classics), Jennifer Paxton (history), Victoria Pedrick (classics), Scott Redford (fine arts), Karin Ryding (Arabic), James Schall, S.J. (government), Alexander Sens (classics), Irfan Shahîd (Arabic), Penn Szittya (English), Kelley Wickham-Crowley (English).
B.A.: Degrees awarded: 2 majors, 3 minors and 1 certificate (2001-2002); 4 majors, 3 minors and 2 certificates (2002-2003); 2 majors, 3 minors and 2 certificates (2003-2004).
M.A.: Liberal Studies offers an M.A. in medieval and early-modern European history.
Ph.D.: The Department of History offers a Ph.D. in medieval and early-modern European history.
Financial aid: Fellowships, scholarships, and teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis for the Ph.D. in medieval and early-modern European history.
Visiting appointments: Davis Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies for a visiting senior scholar for one semester (spring). Term includes teaching an undergraduate course and giving one public lecture. If interested, call the Office of the College Dean, Georgetown University.
Publications: Georgetown is the home of Labyrinth, an on-line service for medieval studies, directed by Deborah Everhart.
Georgetown is currently publishing the Latin Works of John Wyclif on line. See the link at
Conferences: Hosted the annual meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, 4/7-4/11/99; current home of the Haskins Society and host to its annual conference.
Annual budget: personnel, $40,000; operating budget, $32,000.
Program description: The major and minor in Medieval Studies are offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. The certificate in Medieval Studies is offered by the School of Foreign Service. Medieval Studies offers an opportunity to study a culture through the lens of many different disciplines. A mixture of ten required and elective courses is needed for the major, six courses for the minor, and seven for the certificate. A senior thesis is required for both the major and the certificate. Four semesters of Latin are required for honors in the major, including one semester of Medieval Latin. The introductory required course is "Introduction to Medieval Studies: The Age of Dante." For more information on courses and requirements, log on to
Medieval studies abroad: With careful planning begun early in the sophomore year, medieval studies students can spend a period of study abroad at one of Georgetown's programs in European universities or cities with a strong medieval heritage, at Georgetown's own Villa le Balze program just outside Florence, or at Georgetown's villa program in Alanya Turkey.

Harvard University Committee on Medieval Studies

Chair: Jeffrey Hamburger
Department of the History of Art and Architecture
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

Committee Members: Jeffrey Hamburger (Chair), François Bovon, Charles Donahue, Jr., Daniel G. Donoghue, John Duffy, Sean Gallagher, Luis M. Girón Negrón, Virginie Greene, Michael Hemment, Baber Johnansen, Ioli Kalavrezou, Beverly M. Kienzle, Kevin J. Madigan, Michael McCormick, Catherine McKenna, Stephen A. Mitchell, Katharine Park, Panagiotis Roilos, James Simpson, Daniel L. Smail, Christine Smith, William P. Stoneman, R.J. Tarrant, Hugo van der Velden, Nicholas Watson, Jan Ziolkowski
Program Description: The standing committee on Medieval Studies exists in order to promote and coordinate teaching and scholarship on medieval Europe and the Near East throughout the University, including Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. As a program committee within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, it mounts a number of undergraduate and graduate courses each year. Working in cooperation with the graduate student Medieval Society, it also sponsors events and activities of interest to medievalists. Among these are the frequent meetings of the Medieval Studies Seminar on Monday afternoons, an occasional series of Special Seminars and conferences in Medieval Studies, the twice-yearly receptions for medievalists throughout the Boston area, and a graduate student Workshop in Medieval Studies. The committee has the further responsibility of fostering the Medieval Studies Library in Widener D. Its electronic mailing list is the most comprehensive guide to late antique, medieval, and Byzantine events at Harvard University and in the Boston area generally. For more information and to receive the Medieval Studies Committee email on its frequent activities, contact (and view its website at
Degrees: The committee coordinates a Secondary Field in Medieval Studies for PhD students and a Secondary Field in Medieval Studies for undergraduates. Although Harvard offers no PhD specifically in Medieval Studies, the committee has the authority to administer interdisciplinary PhDs in liaison with a regular departmental program. Specific questions concerning Medieval Studies on either the undergraduate or the graduate level and requests for the pamphlet on Medieval Studies and the annual list of courses on medieval topics should be addressed to the Chairman of the Committee, Robinson Hall 201.

Indiana University Medieval Studies Institute

Director: H. Wayne Storey
Ballantine Hall 644, Indiana Univ.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-8201
Fax: 812-855-9535

Staff: Assistant to the Director and graduate assistant.
Affiliated faculty: 66; see website.
Undergraduate minor: 15 credit hours, including 5 courses from at least 3 different departments.
Certificate: 24 credit hours, including 6 credit hours of Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, or Persian above 100 level and 17 additional hours of medieval studies electives.
Graduate minor: 4 courses in medieval studies outside student's department from at least 2 different departments.
Graduate certificate: 9 courses, including at least 4 courses in student's own department and 5 medieval studies courses in other departments.

Loyola University Chicago Medieval Studies Center

Co-Director: Theresa Gross-Diaz
Dept. of History, LT Suite 900
Loyola University Chicago, WTC
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-915-6526

Affiliated faculty: Edward Breuer (theology), Leslie Dossey (history), Blake Dutton (philosophy; co-director), Allen Frantzen (English); Theresa Gross-Diaz (history; co-director), Dennis Martin (theology), Sally Metzler (art), Barbara Rosenwein (History), Daniel Williams (theology).
Undergraduate minor: 18 hours, including an integrated seminar and 4 courses from core areas.
Program description: The Program sponsors a series of 6 lectures on a theme chosen as a focus for the minor each year. These lectures are linked to readings that are adopted in several classes which study the Middle Ages, helping students establish connections across disciplines and departments. Recent topics have included "Popular Piety: Prayer, Devotion, and Cult"; "Knights of Love and War: Courts, Poetry, Politics"; and "Jews and Christians in the Middle Ages." Topic for 2004-05 is "To Hell and Back: Visions, Dreams, and Prophecies."

Marquette University: Medieval Studies Minor (College of Arts and Sciences)

Coordinator: Lezlie Knox
Medieval Studies
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: 414-288-6309
Fax: 414-288-7665
Undergraduate minor: Requires 21 semester hours.

Memorial University of Newfoundland Medieval Studies Program

Contact: William Schipper
Dept. of English, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland
St. Johns, Nfld. A1C 557, Canada

University of Michigan Medieval and Early Modern Studies

1029 Tisch, 435 S. State St., Univ. of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003
Phone: 734-763-2066 // Fax: 734-647-4881

Program Associate: Terre Fisher (
Faculty Contact, 2010-2011: George Hoffmann (
Romance Languages & Literatures
812 East Washington Street
4126 MLB
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1275
Phone: 734-647-2329 // Fax: 734-764-8163
For further information about programs, degrees, and affiliated faculty, please visit our website :
Lectures and Events: In 2009-2010, guest lecturers included David Nirenberg, (History, University of Chicago); Eileen Reeves (Italian, Princeton University); Aden Kumler (History of Art, University of Chicago); Rachel Goshgarian (Armenian Studies, Columbia University); Albrecht Diem (History, Syracuse University); Hildgund Muller (Classics, University of Notre Dame); Nicklaus Largier (German, University of California, Berkeley); Sharon Farmer (History, University of California, Santa Barbara); Lori Branch (English, University of Iowa); Eileen Joy (English, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville); Ulrike Strasser (German, University of California, Irvine).
Conferences and ongoing colloquia included “Conferral of Encomienda” (Romance Languages, Oct); Michigan Medieval Seminar (Romance Languages, Nov); “Taking the Atlantic World Turn” (History, Dec); “Renaissance Arts of Science and Nature” (Early Modern Colloquium, Feb.); “The Turning Point: Crisis & Disaster” (Charles Fraker Conference, Romance Languages, Mar); “Monday Medieval Brownbag” (biweekly), and the Premodern Colloquium (monthly).
Annual budget: $35,000

University of Minnesota Center for Medieval Studies

Director: Ruth Mazo Karras
Contact: Sharon Fischlowitz
302 Nolte Center
315 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-626-0805
Fax: 612-626-7735

Staff: 1 shared administrative staff; 1 graduate assistant, 2 undergraduate assistant
Affiliated faculty: Bernard Bachrach (History), Mary Frances Brown (French and Italian), Gabriela Ilinitchi Currie (Music), Jennifer Dean (History, Morris), Janet Ericksen (English, Morris), Caesar Farah (History), Lianna Farber (English), Evelyn Firchow (German, Scandinavian and Dutch), Kaaren Grimstad (German, Scandinavian and Dutch), Michelle Hamilton (Spanish and Portuguese), Ruth Mazo Karras (History), Michael Kolbialka (Theater), Nita Krevans (Classical and Near Eastern Studies), Rebecca Krug (English), Anatoly Liberman (German, Scandinavian and Dutch), Michael Lower (History), Stephen Martin (French, Morris), Steve Matthews (History, Duluth), Sheila McNally (Art History), Oliver Nicholson (Classical and Near Eastern Studies), Susan Noakes (French and Italian), James Parente (German, Scandinavian and Dutch), Wim Phillips (History), Kathryn Reyerson (History), Andrew Scheil (English), Jimmy Schryver (Art History, Morris), Jole Shackelford (History of Science, Technology and Medicine), Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson (Liberal Studies, Duluth), John Steyaert (Art History), Ray Wakefield (German, Scandinavian and Dutch), John Watkins (English), Barbara Weissberger (Spanish and Portuguese), Peter Wells (Anthropology.
Degrees offered: Minors are offered at the BA, MA, and PhD levels.
Research assistantships: One research assistant, flexible hourly.
Publications: Occasional, none currently planned.
Conferences: Oct 24, 2009, “Religion and Law in the Global Middle Ages”
Symposia/Workshops/Lectures: Colloquia (lectures) about twice a month; Workshops about once a month. In collaboration with the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at St. John’s University, the Center conducts the Minnesota Manuscript Research Laboratory Summer Workshop (“Manuscript Boot Camp”) the first week in June.
Outreach: A substantial local mailing list is used to reach the general public. The Center conducts a program on “The Medieval Book” in local middle schools and high schools.
Community Donors/Members: "Friends" of the Center for Medieval Studies is approximately 50.
Membership Fee: $50.00 annually.
Special emphases: Intersection of history and literature; Global Middle Ages; manuscripts.
Annual budget: Approximately $65,000.

University of Missouri Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Chair: William Kerwin
Committee on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Department of English
Tate 107
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573 529 0565
Fax: 573 882 5785

Affiliated faculty: Michael Bednar (medieval India), William Bondeson (Aristotle), Thomas D. Cooke, emeritus (medieval literature, comedy and tragedy), John Miles Foley (Old English, ancient Greek and Serbo-Croatian, oral tradition), John Frymire (history), Rabia Gregory (women’s religious literature from Germany and the Low Countries) Ben L. Honeycutt, emeritus (medieval French literature and philology, narrative of the fabliaux and lai), Daniel Hooley (classical tradition, translation studies), Lois Huneycutt (Lois Huneycutt, history, Anglo-Norman Empire, women’s history), William Kerwin (Renaissance English literature, Shakespeare), Johanna Kramer (Anglo-Saxon religious literature), Norman Land (Italian Renaissance art), Emma Lipton (medieval English literature, women's studies), Megan Moore (medieval French literature and gender studies, beginning January 2011), Mary Jo Muratore (baroque and 17th-century French literature), Anne Myers (Renaissance English Literature, especially 17th-century), Charles G. Nauert, emeritus (history of the Renaissance and Reformation, humanism, Northern Renaissance), Osmund Overby, emeritus (Renaissance architecture), Charles Presberg (Renaissance Spanish literature), Jill Raitt, emeritus (theology, spirituality, the Western church), Marcus Rautman (Byzantine and early medieval art and archaeology), David Read (Renaissance English literature), John R. Roberts, emeritus (English, 17th-century poetry and prose, the metaphysical poets, Milton, bibliography), Charles F. Saylor (Roman comedy, Silver Age), A. Mark Smith (medieval intellectual history, history of science), Anne Rudloff Stanton (late medieval art, English manuscript illumination), Alexander von Schoenborn (medieval philosophy), John Zemke (medieval Spanish and Judeo-Spanish), Russell Zguta (Kievan Rus', Muscovite Russia, Ukraine).
Undergraduate Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies:
Undergraduate students must complete fifteen hours of coursework in at least two different academic departments outside of the major department.
Ph.D. Minor in Medieval or Renaissance Studies: A doctoral candidate in a humanities department may elect a minor concentration in interdisciplinary medieval or Renaissance studies by taking at least three appropriate courses outside the department, as well as appropriate ones within it. Under certain circumstances, the minor may be arranged for M.A. programs.
Medieval Studies Graduate Student Association: Missouri University Graduate Association for Medieval/Renaissance Studies (MUGAMS)
Fellowships: Support is available through department in which doctoral work is done.
Publications: Annual newsletter.
Conferences: Occasionally serve as co-sponsor.
Lectures: Annual Medieval and Renaissance Studies lecture funded by participating departments.
Special emphases: Doctoral minor in medieval or Renaissance studies.

Mount Holyoke College Committee on Medieval Studies

Director: Carolyn P. Collette
Dept. of English, Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA 01075
Phone: 413-538-2452
Fax: 413-538-3042

Affiliated faculty: Carolyn P. Collette (English literature, Chaucer, women writers), Michael T. Davis (Art, medieval art and architecture, Islamic art), Robert Eisenstein, Director, Five-College Early Music Program (early music), Lawrence Fine (Religion, Jewish studies), Harold Garrett-Goodyear (History, English legal history, women's studies, European conquest of the New World), Louise Litterick (Music, medieval and Renaissance music), Carole Straw (History, early Church history, monasticism), Margaret Switten (French, medieval French literature, lyric, music).
B.A. Major and Minor: 40 credits. First-year seminar (101) expected, plus history 121 (survey of Middle Ages) OR 3 courses at introductory (100) or intermediate (200) level, medieval language. 20 credits (5 courses) at advanced seminar level in at least 2 disciplines.
Scholarships: Administered through College financial aid.
Research Assistantships: 1 student assistant for program.
Community Outreach: NEH-funded seminar for high school teachers.
Membership: By invitation of Medieval Studies program faculty.
Special Features: Exceptional strength in medieval music; innovative use of technology in teaching (art history course on Medieval Visual Narrative used multimedia Cantigas and lyric), exceptional strength in interdisciplinary approaches to medieval culture and history.

University of New Mexico Institute for Medieval Studies

Director: Timothy C. Graham
Institute for Medieval Studies
2045 Mesa Vista Hall
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 505-277-1191 (direct), 505-277-2252 (dept.)
Fax: 505-277-1183

Affiliated faculty: Art History: Justine Andrews (Mediterranean and Byzantine art and architecture); English: Anita Obermeier (Chaucer, Middle English), Helen Damico (Old English, Old Norse); Foreign Languages and Literatures: Anthony J. Cárdenas (medieval Spanish Literature); History: Timothy C. Graham (early medieval, manuscript studies, antiquarian studies), Patricia Risso (Islam); Religious Studies: Andrew Burgess (Christian classics of the Middle Ages); University Honors: Leslie A. Donovan (medieval literature).
B.A. Minor in Medieval Studies: 21 hours of course work, comprising gateway course “The Medieval World” and 18 hours of elective courses, including at least 3 hours in Art History, 3 hours in English, and 3 hours in History.
M.A. Concentration in Medieval Studies (offered through the English Dept.): 34 hours of interdisciplinary work, with 22 hours from English. Required: Intro. to Graduate Studies, Chaucer, Old English, Medieval Research and Bibliography, Medieval History survey, one seminar in Old or Middle English, 9 hours from two other disciplines, B or higher in Latin, 50 item exam list, 2 article portfolio. The History Dept. offers an M.A. in “The West to 1500” (32 hours non-thesis option, or 24 hours plus 6 thesis hours).
Ph.D. Concentration in Medieval Studies: 30 hours including Methods in Medieval Scholarship, seminars in Chaucer, a medieval language, and Medieval History, 9 hours in English Medieval Language and Literature, 9 hours in other disciplines (only 3 of which may be from History). The History Dept. offers a Ph.D. track with a regional specialization in Medieval Europe.
Fellowships: Graduate Fellowship for Outreach in Medieval Studies.
Scholarships: Joseph B. Zavadil Undergraduate Scholarship; Institute for Medieval Studies Summer Research Graduate Scholarship; annual graduate scholarship for participation at International Congress on Medieval Studies
Assistantships: 1
Lectures: Annual Medieval Studies Spring Lecture Series (includes 7 lectures centered around a single topic, March/April).
Seminars: Two-day seminars on Medieval Science and Medicine; four-week graduate seminar on “Paleography and Codicology,” offered every second summer and open to graduate students from across North America.
Fund-raising: Financing stems from collaborative contributions made by individual university units and members of the public. These monies are raised yearly by the Director of the program.
Outreach: Outreach to the secondary schools, including the Peer-mentoring Program, which places a college student in a local high school to teach sessions on medieval culture and literature.
Number of community donors or members: 90.
Annual budget: Approximately $55,000.
Recent activities: CARA Conference (September 2007); “Archimedes Revealed: A Weekend Colloquium on Ancient Science, Medieval Manuscripts, and Modern Technology” (February 2008); “Medieval New Mexico: A Celebration of Tradition and Cultural Interaction in the Land of Enchantment” (2008 Spring Lecture Series); Annual Conference of the Medieval Association of the Pacific (March 2009); “Vision and Visionaries in the Middle Ages” (2009 Spring Lecture Series).

City University of New York Medieval Studies Certificate Program

Coordinator: Steven Kruger
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309
Phone: 212-817-8761 Fax: 212-817-1528

Staff: 1 Assistant Program Officer (25% time)
Affiliated faculty: Comparative literature: Ammiel Alcalay (literature of the Eastern Mediterranean, Hebrew literature, Sephardic literature. English: Glenn D. Burger (Chaucer, medieval cultural studies, medieval gender/queer studies, Middle English literature, medieval marriage), David Greetham (paleography, codicology, textual editing, medieval English literature), Steven F. Kruger (Jewish/Christian relations, Chaucer, dream vision, Middle English literature, queer theory and lesbian/gay studies), Michael G. Sargent (Middle English literature, contemplative and devotional writing, mystical literature, E. Gordon Whatley (Old English literature, medieval English and Latin hagiography, Arthurian literature). French: Francesca Canadé Sautman (medieval and sixteenth-century literature, gender/queer studies, Villon). Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures: Isaias Lerner (history of the Spanish language). History: Thomas F. Head (medieval ecclesiastical history, cults and relics of the saints, hagiography), Eric Ivison (Medieval Europe, Byzantium, historical archeology), Chase F. Robinson (early Islamic history). Italian: Giuseppe C. Di Scipio (Dante, Italian medieval folklore). Medieval art history: Jennifer Ball (Byzantine, western medieval, and early Islamic art, textiles, fashion theory; and the study of Portraiture), William W. Clark (history of medieval architecture, the medieval cathedral), Cynthia Hahn (Early Christian and Byzantine Art, Islamic Art, hagiography). Music: Allan Atlas (fifteenth-century Italian Music), Stephen Blum (medieval sources of Greek thought; ethnomusicology; musical practices of Iran, Pakistan, Kurdistan, and Central Asia), Barbara Hanning (medieval lyric, liturgical music), Anne Stone (medieval music manuscripts, the ars subtilior, song and late medieval poetic subjectivity), Andrew Tomasello (codicology, liturgical studies). Philosophy: Alex Orenstein (medieval logic), Peter Simpson (ancient and medieval philosophy). Political science: Young Kum Kim (comparative political theory).
Certificates: The certificate program in medieval studies offers courses and seminars for doctoral students in Classics, Comparative Literature, English, French, Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures, History, Music, Philosophy, Sociology, and Theatre (and other disciplines where students might have an interest in the Middle Ages). Students who complete the interdisciplinary concentration receive, in addition to the doctoral degree, a certificate in medieval studies. The program enables doctoral students specializing in medieval studies to broaden their knowledge of medieval culture and to pursue their interests in a more comprehensive context than that afforded by specialization in a single field. Since it emphasizes interdisciplinary research, the medieval studies program also encourages students to follow a pattern of studies that reflects the interdisciplinary conditions in which the works of the Middle Ages were created.
Requirements: Candidates for the certificate must be enrolled in one of the doctoral programs listed above. There are specific course requirements (an introductory interdisciplinary course, an advanced interdisciplinary course, and two courses outside the student’s home discipline), and students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of Latin.
Resources: In addition to the Graduate School's Mina Rees Library, the student engaged in medieval studies enjoys the resources of over sixty libraries, museums, and collections in the greater New York area that have special medieval materials. Among these are the New York Public Library, the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (including The Cloisters), the American Numismatic Society, the Grolier Club of New York, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and the General Theological Seminary. An interdisciplinary student association (The Pearl Kibre Medieval Study) provides opportunities for the presentation of papers and for mutual exchange among students in the various disciplines.
Conferences: Annual student conference: 3/4/11 Cultural Frontiers in the East & West. 9/16/11 Speculative Medievalisms Conference (cosponsored by English and the BABEL Working Group). Participation in the annual New York City Inter-University Doctoral Consortium Conference.
Symposia/workshops: Faculty/student work-in-progress colloquia and roundtable discussions, several times a semester. 2010-2011: Glenn Burger, Mario DiGangi, with Patricia Clough, “Affect in Medieval and Early Modern Studies”; Jennifer Ball, Eric Ivison, and Thomas Head, “Dress and Status in Medieval Byzantium”; Matthew Goldie, Thomas Head, and Paula Massood, “Filming a Saint: A Roundtable Discussion of Margarethe von Trotta's Vision.”
Lectures: 2010-2011: Christopher Baswell, Ephraim Shoham-Steiner, Kathleen Biddick, Sara Lipton.
Community outreach: Cooperation with the Medieval Club of New York and a consortium with General Theological Seminary.
Budget: Faculty on budget lines of departments; Assistant Program Officer shared with three other certificate programs; program budget, 2010-2011: approx. $750 plus $200 in contributions from other programs.

State University of New York, Oswego Medieval and Renaissance Studies Committee

Coordinator: Karen S. Nicholas
History Department
420 Mahar Hall #13, Oswego State University
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 315-312-3442
Fax: 315-312-5444.

Affiliated faculty: Joseph Alessia (Italian), Charles Echelbarger (Philosophy), Frances Hildahl (English), Tracy Lewis (Spanish), Patrick Murphy (English), Karen Nicholas (History), Luther Peterson (History), Marilynn Smiley (Music), Helen Zakin (Art History).
Degrees: B.A is taken in English, History, Philosophy, Art, Music, or Theater. Medieval and Renissance Studies Minors take 7 courses, including an interdisciplinary seminar, in at least three of the disciplines listed above.
Financial aid: Available from individual departments.
Concerts: Two Madrigal Dinners, December 2005.

New York University Medieval and Renaissance Center

Director: Georgina Dopico-Black
19 University Place, Room 219
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-8698
Fax: 212-995-4685

Staff: Zamaly Diaz, GA; Sara Diaz, GA
Affiliated Faculty: Core faculty 61
The Medieval and Renaissance Center (MARC) is an initiative at New York University that combines the Center for Research in the Middle Ages and Renaissance and the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program. This unit functions as the catalyst for events and activities at NYU related to medieval, Renaissance and early modern studies. It continues the previous work of both organizations, including organizing lecture series, seminars, and symposia at NYU and jointly with other New York institutions, inviting visiting faculty from other US and foreign universities, and facilitating intellectual exchange among the local academic institutions.
The undergraduate program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies focuses on the history, institutions, languages, literatures, thought, faith, art, and music of Europe and the Mediterranean world from the collapse of Roman authority to about 1600 C.E. It is during this important period-which shaped and transmitted the classical heritage-that the social, artistic, intellectual, and scientific culture of present-day Europe and the Middle East was formed.
MARC has one of the largest undergraduate programs in medieval and Renaissance studies in the United States. It offers students unique opportunities through the numerous courses it sponsors and cross-lists, its Distinguished Lecture Series, and its personal student advisement. The curriculum links undergraduates with NYU's outstanding humanities faculty, with the superb libraries, museums and collections in the New York area, and with musical and theatrical performances of works from this period that are given regularly in the city. The center also encourages students' intellectual and artistic experience in College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Programs. The students design their own programs in consultation with the program director and faculty: they thus experience the intimate guidance of a center of excellence within the parameters of a great university.
The program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the civilization and culture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is specifically designed for students wishing to work in more than one field of specialization and to develop majors around their own interests rather than those of a departmental major. Individual advisement enables students to develop a coherent course of study that suits their needs and interests. The fields of specialization from which students may draw to develop their programs currently include (1) language and literature: classics, comparative literature, English, French, Italian, Middle Eastern (Arabic), Hebrew and Judaic, Spanish and Portuguese; (2) fine arts; (3) history; (4) music; and (5) philosophy and religion. Majors in this program have gone on to graduate work in medieval studies, Celtic studies, archival studies, religious studies, history, art history, and English, as well as to professional schools. Other majors have gone on to careers in business and in education.
Financial Aid: Available to majors and minors is the Marco Polo Travel Award, which is granted to an outstanding student each year to allow her or him to travel abroad for research.
Major: Ten courses in medieval and Renaissance studies, of which at least five must be in a single field of concentration; four or, preferably, three courses in one or more other fields of concentration; and one or, preferably, two courses in an interdisciplinary seminar. In addition, students are expected to show proficiency through course work or examination in Latin (or another language central to their area, such as ancient Greek, Arabic, or Hebrew) and in one other language appropriate to the field of concentration.
Minor: Five courses, of which at least two must be in a single field of concentration, one in each of two other fields of concentration, and an interdisciplinary seminar.
Honors Program: Students wishing to receive their degree with honors in medieval and Renaissance studies are required to complete a satisfactory thesis on a topic of their choice demonstrating their ability to control the relevant sources, bibliography, and methodology. They must also meet general College of Arts and Sciences requirements.
Students must seek written approval of the director of the program before beginning the senior thesis-an essay of 30 to 60 pages on a research topic-at which time a thesis director will be chosen. Once the topic has been defined, the student will meet with the thesis director to discuss bibliography and research plans. Students will normally take one independent study during the course of the research and writing of the thesis. The independent study course will be supervised by the thesis director and may not replace any of the primary or secondary concentration requirements for the major. Dead-lines for completing the honors thesis are the following: the thesis outline and bibliography are due one month after the opening date of the term; the completed first draft is due two months after the opening of the term; the
completed final draft is due three weeks before the end of the term. This schedule enables students to compete for awards, honors, and fellowships.
Accelerated B.A./M.A. Program: Qualifying students may apply to earn an accelerated B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and M.A. in a related department. Interested students must consult with the director of the program.
Degrees conferred: 7 majors, 6 minors (Spring 2003); 1 major, 7 minors (Spring 2002); 5 majors, 4 minors (Spring 2001); 5 majors, 5 minors (Spring 2000)
Distinguished Visiting Scholars: In addition to its large and varied offering of undergraduate courses, the Medieval and Renaissance Center schedules a Distinguished Lecture Series as well as colloquia, symposia, and special seminars.
Occasional Lectures Series: Our occasional lecture series brings distinguished scholars to campus for lectures and workshops open to New York area graduate students and faculty of all disciplines. 2000 - 01: Lina Bolzoni, Benjamin Bagby, Dyan Elliott, Catherine Peyroux, Barbara Rosenwein, Sylvia Huot, Joyce Coleman, Amy Remensnyder, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski; 2001 - 02: Nigel Morgan, John Bowers, Richard Unger, Jan Ziolkowski, Eric Stanley, Lina Bolzoni, Natalie Zemon-Davis, and Stephen Greenblatt; 2002-03: Howard Bloch, Alan V. Murray, Margaret Bent, Maria Luisa Ardizzone,, John Freccero, Elena Lombardi, Alfred L. Ivry. 2005: John J. Collins, Karl Appuhn, Bernard McGinn, 2006: Suzanne G. Cusick, Anne Schuchman, Maths Bertell.
Lectures: Medieval and Renaissance Center Distinguished Lecture Series. 2001 - 2002: John Guillory, Anne Robertson, Jan Ziolkowski, David Ganz, Susan Rankin, Scott Westrem, María Menocal, Lucy Freeman Sandler. 2003: Georgina Dopico-Black, N. Miller, Cornell Fleischer, Daniel Fleming, Daniel H. Weiss, Frank Peters, Terence Cave,, Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak. 2004: Richard K. Emmerson, Louise Rice, John Van Engen, Peter Stallybrass, Jacques Lezra, Jaroslav Folda, Jane Tylus. 2005: Everett Rowson, Miri Rubin, Deborah Shuger. 2006: Caroline Walker Bynum, Bruce Holsinger, Ralph Bauer.
Symposia and Conferences: 2003 - "The Maiden Phoenix: A Conference in Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the Death of Elizabeth I". 2003 - Recognition in Narrative, Film and Opera: An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Anagnoresis'. 2004 - "Forbidden Fruit. The Impact of Knowledge in Renaissance Europe. 2005 - "Torture and Truth"; "Found in La Mancha". 2006 - "Moving Past: Moving the Past. Rethinking Medieval and Renaissance Studies".
Special Features: The New York area offers unique research opportunities in medieval and Renaissance studies through some of its most distinguished institutions: the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Cloisters (the medieval branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art), the Jewish Theological Seminary, and the Index of Christian Art.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Medieval Studies Committee

Chair: James McKinnon
Dept. of Music, Univ. of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320
Participating faculty: 28, from the following departments and programs: anthropology, art (2), classics (2), comparative literature, English (4), history (4), music (2), philosophy (2), religious studies (2), Romance languages (6), Slavic languages, women's studies.
Graduate Minor in Medieval Studies: Joseph Wittig, Advisor.
Undergraduate Minor in Medieval Studies: Carolyn Connor, Advisor.

Northern Arizona University Committee on Medieval Studies

Contact: Charles Connell
Dept. of History
Northern Arizona University
PO Box 6023
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Northern Illinois University Medieval Studies Program

Nicole Clifton,
Department of English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Susan Deskis,
Department of English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Valerie L. Garver
Department of History
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Affiliated Faculty: Lucinda Alwa (Latin), Katharina Barbe (German), Nicole Clifton (English), Mary Cozad (Spanish), Susan Deskis (English), Alicia Finch (Philosophy), Valerie L. Garver (History), Janet Hathaway (Musicology), Christopher Nissen (Italian), Brian Sandberg (History), Ann van Dijk (Art History).
Program Description: Undergraduates can declare a concentration in Medieval Studies in addition to their major. Students must complete 15 hours of medieval coursework in at least three departments and must take an introductory course to Medieval Studies. Students must also take a Seminar in Medieval Studies, in which they produce a capstone research paper under the direction of the appropriate faculty member, for a total of 21 hours.

University of Notre Dame Medieval Institute

Director: Olivia Remie Constable
Medieval Institute
University of Notre Dame
715 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-6603
Fax: 574-631-8644

Contact: Roberta Baranowski, Assistant Director
Phone: 574-631-8304
Fax: 574-631-8644
Staff: Administrative Assistant; Assistant Director; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Faculty Fellows: Asma Afaruddin (Arabic language and literature), Joseph P. Amar (Arabic and Syriac), Charles Barber (Art History and Byzantine Studies), Terri Bays (late medieval English literature), Alexander Blachly (music), W. Martin Bloomer (classics, history of education), D'Arcy Jonathan Dacre Boulton (social and cultural history, nobilities and courts), Maureen Boulton (French literature, manuscript studies), Keith Bradley (Roman history), Rev. David Burrell (Islamic and Jewish philosophical studies), Theodore J. Cachey (Italian literature), John Cavadini (patristics and early medieval theology), Robert R. Coleman (Old Master drawings), Olivia Remie Constable (medieval history), Lawrence Cunningham (history of Christian spirituality), Rev. Brian Daley (theology, patristics), JoAnn DellaNeva (French and comparative literature), Rev. Michael Driscoll (medieval liturgies), Stephen Dumont (philosophy), Kent Emery, Jr. (history of theology, manuscript studies), Dolores Frese (Middle English literature, Chaucer), Stephen Gersh (philosophy, classical tradition), Robert Goulding (history of science), Brad Gregory (history of Christianity) Li Guo (Arabic language and literature), Thomas N. Hall (Old English and Anglo-Latin literature), Peter Holland (theater, Shakespeare), David Jenkins (library, Byzantine studies), Rev. John Jenkins (philosophy), Louis Jordan (iconography, manuscript studies), Encarnación Juárez (Spanish literature), Kathryn Kerby-Fulton (late medieval English literature), Mary Keys (political thought), Brian Krostenko (Latin linguistics), Blake Leyerle (early Christian history), Sabine MacCormack (late antiquity), Julia Marvin (Middle English literature), Ralph McInerny (philosophy, Thomas Aquinas), Margaret Meserve (humanism and the Crusades), Christian Moevs (Italian literature), Thomas Noble (early medieval history), David O'Connor (ancient philosophy, Platonism), Mark Pilkinton (theater and drama), Jean Porter (philosophy, Aquinas), Gretchen Reydams-Schils (Stoicism, Neo-Platonism), Gabriel Said Reynolds (Muslim-Christian relations), Robert E. Rodes (law), John Roos (political science), Charles M. Rosenburg (Renaissance art history), Dayle Seidenspinner-Nuñez (medieval Spanish literature), Susan Sheridan (archaeology), Rabbi Michael A. Signer (Jewish thought and culture), Marina Smyth (library, early Irish culture), John Van Engen (religious and intellectual history), Joseph Wawrykow (theology, Christian tradition), Albert Wimmer (German literature), Robin Darling Young (early Eastern Christianity), Katherine Zieman (Late medieval English literature).
B.A.: Both a major and a minor in medieval studies are offered. Course work in medieval studies drawn from several different academic departments is required, and Latin language study is recommended. Full details are available at:
Master of Medieval Studies: Requirements: two years of interdisciplinary course work, an oral examination, two modern European languages, and Latin. The master's degree is part of the Ph.D. program and is not offered as a terminal degree. A full description of the graduate program is available at:
Ph.D. in Medieval Studies: Requirements: one additional year of course work beyond the M.M.S., written and oral Ph.D. candidacy examination, and dissertation. Application to the Ph.D. program is made through the Notre Dame Graduate School. For application details, see
Financial aid: Acceptance into the graduate program includes full tuition and a stipend. Applicants to the Medieval Institute have been consistently successful in the competition for additional fellowship funds provided by the Graduate School. Research assistantships (tuition + stipend) are provided for entering and enrolled students by the Institute, as are teaching assistantships (tuition + stipend, for senior students) in collaboration with the various departments and programs.
CARA Fellowships: Through the generous support of the Medieval Academy and CARA, two students (either undergraduate or graduate) receive fellowships covering tuition for a summer session course in medieval Latin or paleography taught at Notre Dame. Applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy. Send a letter of application, along with two letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a CV, to the Assistant Director by April 25.
Short-term Fellowships: Stipends for short-term research in the Ambrosiana Microfilms Collection are available in the amount of $500 each for scholars who wish to visit the Medieval Institute and consult its extensive microfilm and photographic collection of the holdings of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan. Advanced graduate students as well as postdoctoral and established scholars are eligible. Send a letter of application explaining the research project and the reason for consulting the Ambrosiana Microfilm Collection, along with a current CV, to the Director of the Medieval Institute. Stipends for younger visiting scholars in the amount of $1,500 per month, tenable for three to five months, are sometimes available. In conjunction with the Societé Internationale pour l'Etude de la Philosophie Médievale (SIEPM), the Medieval Institute offers a three-month, residential fellowship in medieval philosophy. Apply to the Director.
Visiting Appointments: The A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies is a one-year, residential fellowship for a recent Ph.D. in a tenure-track position who wishes to do research at the Medieval Institute. Applicants should submit a research proposal of no more than five pages, a current CV, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Director of the Medieval Institute by January 15.
Publications: The Institute houses the editorial offices of the Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale. Several monograph series have been published under the aegis of the Institute: "Publications in Mediaeval Studies," "Texts and Studies in the History of Mediaeval Education," "Folia Ambrosiana," "Texts in Medieval Culture" and "The Medieval Book." Each year's three-part series of Conway lectures is published in conjunction with the University of Notre Dame Press.
Conferences, Seminars, and Lectures: Invited lectures by visiting scholars are held about once a month during the academic year. The Robert M. Conway Lecture Series brings an internationally recognized authority in medieval studies to campus each year for three lectures in the fall. Periodically, the Institute sponsors conferences, seminars, colloquia, exhibits, and performances. See the calendar at for specific information.
Outreach: The Insitute's librarian conducts tours of the Reading Room book collection and lectures on special interest topics, on request, for local school groups and other community organizations.
Special emphases: The Institute's library holdings number more than 100,000 volumes, supplemented by microfilm copies of some 3,000 medieval manuscripts from European libraries. Over the years the Institute has built up a valuable collection of medieval manuscripts, incunabula, and rare books. Research in the Institute is supported by the Milton V. Anastos Collection with its extensive holdings in the history of the Byzantine Empire and the Astrik L. Gabriel History of Universities Collection. What sets Notre Dame's Institute apart is its convenient gathering of printed materials essential to medieval studies on a single floor of the University's library. The Reading Room holds major dictionaries, bibliographical guides, reference works, and primary source collections. The Medieval Institute has microfilm and photographic copies of almost all the materials in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan. The Frank M. Folsom Microfilm and Photographic Collection consists of microfilms of the 12,000 medieval and Renaissance manuscripts belonging to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, together with about 50,000 photographs of miniatures and illuminated inititals, supplemented by some 15,000 color slides. An inventory-catalogue of the Ambrosiana’s drawings, compiled by Prof. Robert Randolf Coleman, is available at: The Institute welcomes visiting scholars to make use of its library resources and encourages advance consultation with library staff prior to research visits.

Ohio State University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Director: Richard Firth Green
308 Dulles Hall
Ohio State University
230 W. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1361
Phone: 614-292-7495
Fax: 614-292-1599;

Staff: Pat Swinehart, Administrative Assistant; 2 graduate associates.
Affiliated faculty: See website.
Graduate Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: The certificate requires 45 credit hours of graduate-level work: 22 hours may be in courses offered by the student's home department; 23 hours must be in courses offered by other departments. Proficiency in Latin or another medieval language is required. The credit hours must be completed while the student is enrolled in a graduate degree program in an affiliated department. The certificate program normally includes courses from a number of disciplines, and at least one course in medieval or Renaissance history.
B.A. Major and Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: The interdisciplinary undergraduate programs offer students an introduction to the culture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and to the tools required to pursue advanced study of these periods in a wide range of disciplines. The major is composed of 55 hours, the minor of 25 hours, in both cases with specified distribution requirements.
Assistantships: Two (2) graduate assistant appointments for the Center's office; One (1) appointment for the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies.
Conferences/Lectures: In 2007-08, CMRS offered a lecture series titled “Translations.” Featured in the series were Peter Burke, terry Jones, Malcolm Barber, Fiona Somerset, Meradith McMunn, Bruce Holsinger, Richard Kinkade, Keven J. Harty, Gail Kern Paster, and Kim Butler. For 2008-0909, the lecture series is titled “The Culture of War.” Invited guest speakers are Richard W. Kaeuper, Stephen N. Fliegel, Patricia A. Cahill, John D. Niles, Celeste Brusati, Jerold C. Frakes, Barbara Donagan, Christine Chism, Camilla Townsend, and Sarah Kay. In addition, CMRS sponsors lectures in other departments dealing with the Middle Ages and Renaissance and has faculty colloquia on current research.
Courses: CMRS offers courses in medieval Latin and palaeography as well as a number of undergraduate lecture and seminar courses.

Ohio State University, Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies

Director: Predrag Matejic
119 Thompson Main Library
The Ohio State University
1858 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH 43210-1286
Phone: 614-292-0634
Fax: 614-688-1417

Staff: One (1) Center coordinator, one (1) Graduate Research Associate
Affiliated faculty: History: Slavic Studies: Daniel Collins (accentology, hagiography, linguistics), Charles Gribble (palaeography, South Slavic linguistics), Mateja Matejic (emeritus, palaeography, literature, theology), School of Music: Margarite Mazo (musicology); History of Art: Myroslava Mudrak (associate professor)
Summer stipends: potential research projects and letters of interest sent attn: Director, RCMSS. Letters may be sent anytime, but awards (2-6 weeks) are generally over the summer months.
Lectures: occasional
Special emphasis: Promote research of Cyrillic manuscripts on microform of the Hilandar Research Library.

University of Oklahoma Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Director: Keith Busby
Univ. of Oklahoma, 780 Van Vleet Oval, Rm. 202
Norman, OK 73019-0250
Phone: 405-325-5088
Fax: 405-325-0103

Affiliated faculty: 34; see website.
Undergraduate Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: 18 hours, 6 in 3 core areas: history and philosophy, history of the arts, and literature.
Interdisciplinary M.A. and Ph.D.: Requirements vary; programs must be approved by the Graduate Council.
Teaching assistantships: 2.
Other activities: See website.
Mailing list: Includes interested parties in Oklahoma and surrounding states. Apply to the Director to be added to the list or to acquire the list.
Annual budget: Director's salary plus $5,000 operating budget.

University of Oregon Medieval Studies Program

Director: Anne Laskaya
Medieval Studies Program
837 Prince Lucian Campbell Hall
1267 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: 541-346-1517
Staff: Heidi Gese, secretary.
Faculty and affiliates: see website.
B.A. major and minor in Medieval Studies: Requirements: course of study organized in consultation with Director of Medieval Studies. For the major, a minimum of twelve medieval studies courses in at least three departments, passed with a grade of mid-C or better. For the minor, a minimum of seven medieval studies courses in at least two departments, passed with a grade of mid-C or better. Residence and foreign language requirements in accord with University of Oregon B.A. degree requirements apply. Prospective first-year and transfer students are encouraged to contact the Director and the University of Oregon Office of Admissions.
M.A: The University of Oregon's College of Arts and Sciences offers an Interdisciplinary MA which can be taken in Medieval Studies, although it is not administered by this program. MAs with concentrations in the Middle Ages are available in several different academic departments.
Ph.D: The English Department offers a Structured Emphasis in the Medieval Period which is closely allied to the Medieval Studies program. Requirements include courses in Old and Middle English, Latin, and medieval history, art history, philosophy, theology, or other medieval languages, as well as satisfaction of the department's language and breadth requirements. PhDs with a focus on the Middle Ages are also available in other departments such as Art History, Romance Languages, and Comparative Literature.
Financial aid: Available as to other undergraduates or graduates.
Annual budget: varies.

University of Ottawa Program in Medieval Studies

Coordinator: Kouky Fianu
Associate Professor
155, Seraphin Marion
Ottawa, Ont. K1N 6N5, Canada
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 1280
Fax: 613-562-5995

Participating faculty: 18; see website.
Academic Assistant: Manon Lalande (
B.A. Concentration in Medieval Studies: At the undergraduate level, an interdisciplinary concentration in medieval studies is offered with the cooperation of several departments in the Faculty of Arts. The concentration seeks to bring together a number of disciplines related to the culture and civilization of the Middle Ages (history, linguistics, philology, music, philosophy, classics, and vernacular literary studies), so that students may benefit from an interdisciplinary approach to the humanities. Requirements: 30 courses (90 credits) including 4 core courses, 2 compulsory medieval courses, 10 courses selected from a medieval studies list and 14 elective courses.
Note: In September 2006 the University of Ottawa will offer a minor (30 credits) and a major (42 credits) as part of a general or honor's B.A.
Symposium: Medievalists and early modernists from various disciplines of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University join into an annual bilingual symposium every spring. Recent themes have dealt with "The Knowledge Based Society of Medieval and Renaissance Europe" and "Transformations." The symposium is open to graduate students and professors alike.
Lectures: One or two guest speakers are invited every year to present their latest research. 2004-2005: Guy Lobrichon (Université d'Avignon) "Heloise, or how to get rid of one's husband?"

University of Oxford Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

St. Michael’s Hall
Shoe Lane
Oxford, OX1 2DP
Phone: 01865 241071 International: + 44 1865 241071
Fax: 01865 243740 International: + 44 1865 243740
Contact: Mark Philpott, Senior Tutor