Centers, Programs, and Committees P - Z

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University of Pennsylvania Committee on Medieval Studies

Chair: E. Ann Matter
Dept. of History, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
Phone: 215-898-8614

Affiliated faculty: Aditya Behl (South Asia studies), Lawrence Bernstein (emeritus, music), Francis Brevart (German), Kevin Brownlee (Romance languages), Rebecca Bushnell (English), Thomas Connolly (emeritus, music), Rita Copeland (classical studies, English), Michael Cole (history of art), Margreta DeGrazia (English), Karen Detlefsen (philosophy), Emma Dillon (music), Jamal Elias (religious studies), Anthony Esposito (Romance languages), Nancy Farris (emeritus, history), Antonio Feros (history), Talya Fishman (religious studies), Barbara Fuchs (Romance languages), Jessica Goldberg (history), Campbell Grey (classical studies), Gary Hatfield (philosophy), Renata Holod (history of art), Victoria Kirkham (Romance languages), Alan Kors (history), Zachary Lesser (English), Linda Levin (Van Pelt Library), Albert Lloyd (emeritus, German), Joseph Lowry (Near Eastern languages and civilization), E. Ann Matter (religious studies, Associate Dean), Robert Maxwell (history of art), Michael Meister (history of art), Charles Minott (emeritus, history of art), Ann Moyer (history), Karl Otto (emeritus, German), Robert Ousterhout (history of art), Edward Peters (history), Phyllis Rackin (emeritus, English and general honors), Annette Reed (religious studies), James Ross (philosophy), David Ruderman (history), Julia Rudolph (history), Thomas Safley (history), Melissa Sanchez, (English), Larry Silver (history of art), Norman Smith (emeritus, music), Michael Solomon (Romance languages), Peter Stallybrass (English), Emily Steiner (English), David Stern (Near Eastern languages and civilization), Cecil Striker (emeritus, history of art), Margo Todd (history), Gary Tomlinson (music), Daniel Traister (Van Pelt Library), Robert Turner (emeritus, English), Julia Verkholantsev (Slavic languages and literature),Bernard Wailes (emeritus, anthropology), Thomas Waldman (adjunct, history), David Wallace (English), Siegfried Wenzel (emeritus, English).
Degrees: The Ph.D. is offered through individual departments.
Fellowships and visiting appointments: 1-2.
Financial aid: There are no funds available specifically for medieval studies. Medievalists are funded in their departments.

Pennsylvania State University Center for Medieval Studies

Chair: Vickie Ziegler
S 327 Burrowes Bldg., Pennsylvania State Univ.
University Park, PA 16802
Fax: 814-863-8349

University of Pittsburgh Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Director: Jennifer Waldron
Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
University of Pittsburgh
1328 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-5220
Fax: 412-624-6532

Staff: Departmental secretary (20% time).
Affiliated faculty: 40; see website.
B.A. major: Requirements: 36 credits in a self-designed curriculum.
Certificate: Requirements for undergraduate certificate: 15 credits in designated courses; must meet distribution requirements. Ph.D. candidates may pursue the certificate as a special degree option through their individual department. Certificates awarded in 2005: 5
Financial aid: Occasional travel money to conferences and the Newberry Library is available for faculty and graduate students.
Fall 2010 events:
Spring 2011 lectures:
Publications: Annual Newsletter
Vagantes Graduate Student Conference in Medieval Studies

March 3rd to March 5th, 2011
Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Bruce Venarde, Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Rosemarie McGerr, Professor of Comparative Literature and chair of Medieval Studies, Indiana University 

See the website for more details:

Plymouth State College Medieval Studies Council

Director: Karolyn Kinane
Dept. of English--MSC #40
17 High St., Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH 03264
Phone: 603-535-2402
Fax: 603-535-2584
Affiliated faculty: Jen Green (Librarian), Ivy Page (History), Wilson Garcia (Spanish), Karolyn Kinane (English)
B.A. Minor: Humanities with a concentration in Medieval Studies.
Conferences: Annual Plymouth State Medieval and Renaissance Forum in mid-April with papers that both relate to the conference themes or other topics. Next: "Prophecy, Divination, Apocalypse" April 20-21, 2012. Keynote: Michael Ryan, University of New Mexico.

Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies

President: Richard Alway
59 Queen's Park Crescent East
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C4 Canada
Phone: 416-926-7142
Fax: 416-926-7292
Officers: T. Allan Smith, Registrar; Stan Kamski, Treasurer
Staff: Barbara North, Institute Secretary; Jonathan Bengtson, Librarian; Michael Sloan, Library Technician; Bill Harnum, Director of Publications; Fred Unwalla, Editor; Jonathan Black, Editor of Mediaeval Studies; Megan Jones, Associate Editor.
Affiliated faculty: See website.
Programs and degrees: The Licence in Mediaeval Studies (LMS) is offered to post-doctoral students. Full funding was secured through a grant from the Mellon Foundation for a two-year summer programme alternating in consecutive years between the American Academy in Rome and PIMS in Toronto. The curriculum includes Latin Palaeography, Diplomatics, Codicology and Text editing. Initiated in June/July of 2011 the programme will offer candidates who successfully complete both programme components the new Diploma in Manuscript Studies. See web site.
Mellon Fellowships: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York City has made a substantial grant to fund post-doctoral Mellon Fellows. Research Fellowships are offered to scholars who have earned a doctorate within the past five years. These fellowships last for a period of one year. Applications can be found on the web site and are due 1 February.
Visiting Fellowships: Visiting Fellowships are available for scholars who have held a doctorate or its equivalent for more than five years. Guest status is available for doctoral candidates who wish to pursue research at the Institute for a time period of less than an academic year. These positions offer the use of the facilities of the Institute, and, whenever possible, an office in the Institute or its research library, but they are not remunerated at present. Applications can be found on the web site and are due 15 January of the previous academic year.
Publications: "Mediaeval Studies" (annual journal) as well as 8-10 books each year.

Princeton University Program in Medieval Studies

Director: D. Vance Smith
209 Scheide Caldwell House
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: 609-258-4086
Fax: 609-258-6866
Administrator: Peggy Reilly

Webmaster: Carolyn Hoeschle
Affiliated faculty: 30; see WWW site.
Degrees: All Ph.D.s are offered in the traditional departments. There is a medieval component in all humanities departments, and the program endeavors to facilitate communication between departments, provide guest lecturers, and create an atmosphere of interdisciplinary study and cooperation. In curricular terms, however, the program is an undergraduate program that provides for a certificate in combination with the student's departmental major.
Certificates awarded: 4 in 2009-10.
Graduate colloquium: Held annually in fall or spring. Most recently: "Demons and Ghosts: Ethereal and Material" 4/17/10.
Symposia/workshops: Two or three per year, in conjunction with the Index of Christian Art or other Princeton institutions as well as independently.
Lectures: Marina Brownlee(Princeton University), Sylvie Lefèvre (Columbia University), David Ganz (King’s College, London) Helmut Reimitz (Princeton University), John Tolan (University of Nates, France), Glenn Burger (City University New York), Ian Wei (University of Bristol), and Kathleen Biddick (Temple University).

Purdue University Medieval Studies Committee

Contact: Paul Whitfield White, Chair
Department of English
Heavilon Hall, Room 324
500 Oval Drive
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2038
Phone: 765-494-3740 (English Dept.).

Staff: Delayne Graham
Director: Shaun Hughes
Affiliated faculty: 32; see MARS Directory at
MARS Major: Requirements: 33 hours (or 11 courses) from among 70 courses in the departments of English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Philolosphy, Political Sicence, and Visual and Performing Arts. It also requires 3 hours of interdisciplinary coursework. See MARS website for details.
MARS Minor: Requirements: 15 hours of coursework, consisting of 12 hours of departmental courses and 3 hours of interdisciplinary courses. See MARS website for details.
Conferences: Annual Comitatus Medieval Studies Conference (graduate student), featuring keynote speaker; Renaissance Prose Conference (graduate student), featuring keynote speaker.
Symposia: Annual Fall Symposium series, features two distinguished speakers invited from outside the university.
Lectures: MARS Mondays: a series of 10 informal research presentations by faculty and graduate students; Renaissance Reading Series: faculty and grad students meet 5 or 6 times in Fall and Spring to discuss a book in the field.
Community outreach programs: All of our events are free and open to the public.
Special emphasis: Interdisciplinary undergraduate courses such as "The World of King Arthur," "Robin Hood: The Man, the Myth, the Movies," "Medieval Outlaws," "Joan of Arc," "Love, Sex, and Gender in the Western World."
Annual budget: Operating budget: $4000.00

Rice University Medieval Studies Program and Workshop

Director: Jane Chance
Dept. of English (MS 30)
Rice University
PO Box 1892, 6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-2625
Fax: 713-348-5991

Affiliated faculty: Jane Chance (Middle English Literature), David Cook (Religious Studies), Gilbert Cuthbertson (Political Science), Eva Haverkamp (Judaic Studies; History), Shih-Shan Huang (Chinese Art History, Asian Studies), Peter Loewen (Music History), Michael Maas (Byzantine History and Ancient Mediterranean Studies), Scott McGill (Medieval Latin), Donald Morrison (Philosophy), Linda Neagley (Gothic architecture), Deborah Nelson-Campbell (Middle French Literature), Nanxiu Qian (Chinese literature, Asian Studies), Carol Quillen (Italian Renaissance), Paula Sanders (Islamic History), Sarah Westphal (Middle High German)
Number of Administrative Staff: Associate Director, Humanities Research Center (in support of the Workshop); Secretary, Dean of Students (shared; in support of the Program)
B.A. in Medieval Studies: This interdisciplinary major enables students to compare medieval cultures, noting both their differences and their common traditions, in the period between 500 and 1500 A.D. The program combines a broad background in various aspects of medieval culture with more specialized study in a selected field. Fields of emphasis include art history, history, literature (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Latin), music, philosophy, and religion. Requirements: Students majoring in medieval studies must complete at least 30 semester hours (10 courses); the minimum for double majors is 24 hours. Students select one course from medieval literature, one from art or music, and one from history or philosophy; three courses (at least two at the 300 or 400 level) must be selected in a field of emphasis. All majors must complete five (5) medieval studies courses at the 300 or 400 level. It is recommended, but not required, that students take two semesters at the college level in an appropriate language (or languages), in particular, Latin.
Undergraduate Symposium in Medieval Studies: Sarofim Grant for Undergraduate Teaching (2005-7) (two prizes a year to support conference attending); Medieval Studies Film Series (2005-6)
Workshops: Neil J. O'Brien Symposium/Lecture Series (endowed funds)/Humanities Research Center/Center for the Study of Cultures Workshops/Symposia: The Middle Ages: History, Legend, or Myth? (2007-8); The Da Vinci Code (2006-7); Women Medievalists and the Academy (2005-6); The Medieval City in the Late Middle Ages (January 2005); Memoria: Memory and Commemoration in Medieval Christianity and Judaism (April 2002); Constructing Hildegard. Reception and Identity 1098-1998 (November 1998); The Body of Christ in the Late Middle Ages (November 1995); Writing Women, Women Writing: Gender and Text in the Middle Ages (January 1991); Imitation and Invention in the Middle Ages ( January 1990); Dante in Word and Music (1987)
Other Guest Lectures: Israel Yuval, John Garth (2003/2004); Hrafn Gunnlaugsson (2002); Jeffrey Hamburger (1998); Mary Carruthers, Geraldine Heng (1997); Thomas Shippey (1996).
Speakers and Titles for 2007-2008: The Middle Ages: History, Legend, or Myth? (2007-8)

The Legend of Arthur:
Geraldine Heng, Perceval Fellow in Medieval Romance, Historiography, and Culture, and Director, Medieval Studies, University of Texas, "The Invention of Race in Medieval Romance"
The Legend of Charlemagne
Bailey Young, Professor of History, Eastern Illinois University, "From Gaul to Francia: Archaeology, Legend, and Ideology in the Construction of Frankish Identity"

The Legend of Thomas Aquinas
M. Michèle Mulchahey, Leonard E. Boyle Chair of Manuscript Studies, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, “The Image of Thomas Aquinas in Dominican Painting.” Keynote Speech, Third Annual Medieval Studies Undergraduate Symposium, cosponsored by the Philosophy Department.
Budget: $4500 from the Humanities Research Center (for the Workshop); $1500 from the Dean of Humanities for the Program; $3000 from the O’Brien Endowment Fund for Medieval Studies ($200 from Philosophy in support of the Mulchahey lecture)

University of Rochester, The Medieval House

Contact: Sarah Higley
Dept. of English, Univ. of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627

Rutgers University Program in Medieval Studies

Director: Larry Scanlon
Program in Medieval Studies
Rutgers University
Dept. of English, Murray Hall
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-932-8250
Fax: 732-932-6763

Executive committee: Samantha Kelly, Ana Pairet, Stephen Reinert, Sarolta Takacs.
Staff: ad hoc graduate student help as needed
Affiliated faculty: 30 faculty from 11 departments. See website for details.
B.A. in Medieval Studies: The major in medieval studies requires 30 credits of course work, as follows: (I) 3 credits in medieval Latin or a Medieval vernacular other than Middle English from the following: Old English, Medieval French Literature, German Literature of the Middle Ages, German Civilization I: Fifth through Fifteenth Century, Italian Literature of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries, Dante, Medieval Latin, Medieval Spanish Literature. (II) 6 credits in introductory courses on medieval European civilization. (III) 3 credits in the seminar in Medieval Studies. (IV) 18 credits in six elective courses chosen from approved cognate courses on medieval Europe offered in affiliated departments. Of the six elective courses, at least four must be at the 300-level or above. No more than three elective courses may be from any one department.
Certificate: Graduate Certificate requirements: At least two courses in a medieval subject within the student's own degree program, with no grade lower than B. At least three other courses in medieval culture from other participating degree programs, with no grade lower than B. Demonstration of a reading knowledge of at least two languages in the forms common during the Middle Ages. Completion of a master's thesis, doctoral thesis, or an expanded seminar paper on a topic in medieval civilization.
Lectures: 1.) Lecture Series on popular religion: John Van Enghen (Notre Dame); Katherine French (SUNY New Paltz); Kathleen Kamerick (Iowa); Miri Rubin (London).
2.) Conference on Christine de Pizan: Kevin Brownlee (Penn); Thelma Fenster (Fordham); Andrea Tarnowski (Dartmouth).
3.) Other sponsored lectures; Glenn Burger (CUNY); Richard Gyug (Fordham); Paul Strohm (Columbia).
Exhibit: Selection of manuscripts and replica manuscripts on display in the McDonnell Seminar Room in Alexander Library.
Membership criteria: affiliation with Rutgers University
Annual budget: $5,000.

Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Director: Thomas F. Madden
Administrative Assistant: Teresa Harvey
Humanities Building, Suite 140
3800 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-977-7180
Fax: 314-977-3704

Staff: Director; Administrative Assistant; Graduate Assistant (half time).
Affiliated faculty: (60): Paul Acker (Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian literature, manuscript studies), Richard Amelung (Gender and Prophecy, History of Christianity), Simone Bregni (Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature), Susan Brower-Toland (Medieval Philosophy, Ockham), Vincent Casaregola (History of Rhetoric), Ronald Crown (Medieval Philosophy and Theology), Anthony C. Daly, S. J. (Greek Patristics, Byzantine Studies), John P. Doyle (Late Scholastic Philosophy, Suarez) , Thomas Finan (Medieval Ireland, Medieval Archaeology), Philip Gavitt (Renaissance and Early Modern Italian history), James R. Ginther (Medieval Theology, Grosseteste), Jay Hammond (Franciscan Studies), Christine F. Harper (Assistant University Archivist), Joan Hart-Hasler (Latin Language and Literature), Anthony Hasler (Chaucer and 15th-century drama), J. A. Wayne Hellmann, O.F.M. (Medieval Theology, Franciscan History), James Hitchcock (Early Modern British History), Cornelia Horn (Greek and Oriental Patristics, Christian Near East), James A. Kelhoffer (Early Christian Literature), Michael Kriz (Art History Reference Librarian), Drew Kupsky (Special Collections Librarian), Susan L'Engle (Illuminated Medieval Legal Manuscripts), Julia Lieberman (Spanish Renaissance and Sephardic Literature), Kathleen M. Llewellyn (Medieval and Early Modern French Literature), Jennifer J. Lowe, (Rare Books Librarian), Jennifer MacDonald (Classical Philology), Thomas F. Madden (Medieval Venice, Crusading Movement), J. C. Marler (Classical and Late Medieval Philosophy), Colleen McCluskey (Late Medieval Scholasticism, Nominalism), Randy R. McGuire (Assistant University Archivist), David Meconi, S.J. (Late Antiquity), Evelyn Meyer (Medieval German Literature, Gender Studies and Manuscript Studies), Clarence Miller (Renaissance Humanism), Nathaniel Millett (Early Modern Atlantic World, Spanish Florida), Ana Montero (Medieval Spanish Literature), Kate Moriarty (Rare Book Catalog Librarian), Wynne Moskop (Medieval and Early Modern Political Philosophy), David Murphy (Slavic Linguistics, Old Czech Literature), Charles H. Parker (Dutch Reformation), Kenneth Parker (English Reformation), Gregory A. Pass, (Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Studies, Codicology), Claude Pavur, S. J. (Classical and Post-Classical Latin), Robert R. Phenix (Medieval Religious History in Southwest Asia and Ethiopia), Maureen Quigley (Medieval Art History), John Renard (Medieval and Early Modern Islam), Albert Rotola, S.J. (Renaissance Musicology), Thomas Shippey (Arthurian Literature, Chaucer), Paul Shore (Early Modern Central European History), Damian Smith (Medieval Papacy, Medieval Spain), Kenneth Steinhauser (Latin Patristics), Cynthia Stollhans (Renaissance Art History), Donald Stump (Renaissance Literature, Spenser), Eleonore Stump (Thomistic Philosophy), Warren Treadgold (Byzantine History), Sara van den Berg (17th-Century English Literature), Thomas Walsh (Renaissance Humanism); Hayrettin Yucesoy (Medieval Islamic History).
Certificates: Undergraduate Certificate in Medieval Studies. Requirements: 21 hours, including an introductory one-credit course, Latin through the intermediate level, one three-credit course from each of five different disciplines, and a two-credit capstone research project. Graduate Certificate in Medieval Studies. Requirements: 15 credit hours, including 6 credit hours from home department, 6 credit hours from other departments, 3 credit hours from Intellectual Foundations of the Medieval World; zero-credit Capstone Project.
Fellowships: 6 NEH Research Fellowships: five-week or 10-week duration, includes travel, housing, and stipend; topic and research skills appropriate for use of campus resources, including the Vatican Film Library or Rare Book Collection; Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships, administered by Vatican Film Library (contact Gregory A. Pass, Ph.D. at
Publications: David Murphy, ed., Allegorica, a Journal of Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature.
Conferences: The Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies is sponsored by the Vatican Film Library of Pius XII Memorial Library with the support of the Center ( The international symposium, Crusades: Medieval Worlds in Conflict, is held every four years. The next symposium will meet in 2010. The Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America will be hosted in 2012. In addition, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies sponsors numerous other conferences throughout the academic year.
Lectures: Invited lectures by scholars in medieval studies are delivered approximately fifteen times per academic year. Forums for the lectures include the Annual Lecture, NEH Fellowship Lectures, and the Crusades Studies Forum.
Seminars: The Crusades Studies Forum meets sixteen times per academic year. It is a venue for the presentation of current research, the discussion of recent scholarship, and the exploration of new directions in topics relating to the Crusades. Participants include those local to the Saint Louis region as well as distinguished scholars from across the globe.
Other Activities: The Kilteasheen Archaeological Excavations are conducted in Ireland under the direction of Thomas Finan and with the support of the Center. See . The Institute for Digital Theology creates web-based and electronic resources to support instruction in medieval studies. See . The Medieval and Renaissance Prosopographical Database Project is constructing an interactive database of Italian prosopography that will reveal for researchers underlying political, social, and cultural trends in the history of the important city-republics. See The Medieval and Renaissance Prosopographical Database Project for more information.

Santa Clara University Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

Director: Michael A. Zampelli, S. J.
Center of Performing Arts
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: 408-554-2175
Fax: 408-554-2171

Program Council: Blake DeMaria, Fabio Lopez-Lazaro, Catherine Murphy, Richard Osberg, Tonia Riviello
Staff: 1 Administrative Assistant shared with the Center of Performing Arts.
Affiliated faculty: Rose Marie Beebe (Modern Languages), Phyllis Brown (English), Blake DeMaria (Art and Art History), William Dohar (Religious Studies), Diane E. Dreher (English), Judith Dunbar (English), John Dunlap (English), James Felt, SJ (Philosophy), Barbara Fraser ( Theatre and Dance), Dorothea French (History), Jill Gould (English), John Heath (Classics), Nancy Wait Kromm (Music), Arthur Liebscher, SJ (History), Kathleen Maxwell (Art and Art History), Michael McCarthy, SJ (Religious Studies/Classics), Catherine Mitchell (History), Asa Mittman (Art and Art History), Barbara Molony (History), Catherine Montfort (Modern Languages), Catherine Murphy (Religious Studies), Barbara Murray (Theatre and Dance), Richard Osberg (English), Andrea Pappas (Art and Art History), David Pinault (Religious Studies), Sita Raman (History), Tonia Riviello (Modern Languages), David Skinner (History), Russell Skowronek (Anthropology/Sociology), Frederick Tollini, SJ (Theatre and Dance), Thomas Turley (History), Victor Vari (Modern Languages), Cory Wade (English), Michael Zampelli, SJ (Theatre and Dance).
B.A. Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Requirements: Seven (7) courses required for the minor may be selected from over 80 courses in thirteen different disciplines (see A maximum of three courses can be lower-division. The four remaining courses must be upper division and must be selected from three different departments. One of the upper-division courses must require an interdisciplinary research paper based on source materials and secondary works dealing with a topic rooted in the medieval and/or Renaissance periods. Alternatively, this research paper requirement may be fulfilled under the supervision of an affiliated faculty member and the program director. Study of French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, and/or Spanish is strongly recommended but not required. Students should consult with the program director to determine the cluster of courses best suited to their personal interests and preparation. Completion of the minor is noted on the student's transcript, and students receive a certificate acknowledging their accomplishment.
Publications: Annual newsletter, "Santa Clara University Medieval-Renaissance Studies"
Recent Lectures and Presentations: Francis X. McAloon, SJ, "All Shall Be Well: The Anchoritic Spirituality of Julian of Norwich"; Catherine Murphy, "Absolute Community and Absolute Poverty: The Apocalyptic Economies of the Dead Sea Scrolls Community and the Franciscan Spirituals"; Frederick Tollini, SJ, "Scene Design at the Court of Louis XIV"; David Pinault, "Indonesia's Buddhist Heritage and the Question of Indonesian National Identity"; Blake DeMaria, "Art and Culture in Renaissance Venice"; Dedication and celebration of SCU's newly planted medieval "St. Clare Garden"; Medieval-Renaissance Film Festival.
Upcoming Events: Hosting 2004 October CARA meeting.
Special emphases: The program emphasizes cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses not only on Europe's medieval and Renaissance periods but also on analogous eras elsewhere in the world.
Annual budget: $2,000 (operating budget).

University of Saskatchewan, St. Thomas More College, Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Program

Program Research Director: Dr. Sharon Wright
Research, CMRS
Department of History,
7th Floor Arts, 9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
S7N 5A5
Phone: 306-966-8933
Fax: 306-966-8904

Siena College: Convivium

Director: Pam Clements
Convivium, Siena College
515 Loudon Rd.
Loudonville, NY 12211-1462
Phone: 518-783-2325 (dept.), 518-783-2359 (office)
Fax: 518-782-6548

For further details on Siena College: Convivium please see listing under Convivium.

Smith College Medieval Studies Council

Director: Craig R. Davis
Professor of English Language & Literature
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: 413-585-3327
Fax: 413-585-3322

Staff: Lyn Minnich, Administrative Assistant
Affiliated faculty:
Christine Geiler Andrews, Lecturer in Art
Ibtissam Bouachrine, Assistant Professor of Spanish & Portuguese
Nancy Mason Bradbury, Professor of English Language & Literature
Brigitte Buettner, Professor of Art
John Connolly, Professor of Philosophy
Craig R. Davis, Professor of English Language & Literature
Eglal Doss-Quinby, Professor of French Studies
Michelle Herder, Lecturer in History
Suleiman Ali Mourad, Assistant Professor of Religion
Alfonso Procaccini, Professor of Italian Language and Literature
Vera Shevzov, Associate Professor of Religion
Degrees: A major and a minor in medieval studies are offered. Requirements for the major: 10 courses, excluding a minimum of two courses in Latin; distributional requirements in history, religion, art or music, language and/or literature.
Degrees conferred: 2 in 2004; 3 in 2005; 2 in 2006; 4 in 2007.

Southern Methodist University Medieval Studies Program

Director: Bonnie Wheeler
English Department
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX 75275-0432
Phone: 214-768-2949
Fax: 214-768-1234

Affiliated faculty: Jeremy duQ. Adams (history), Brandy Alvarez, (Spanish), Jessica Boon (Religious Studies), Irina Dumitrescu (English), Jo Goyne (English), Valerie Karras (Religious Studies), Bruce Marshall (Religious Studies), Pamela Patton (Art History), Silvio de Santis (history), Joshua Tate (Law), Bonnie Wheeler (English) Alicia Zuese (Spanish).
Degrees: B.A. minor and major; M.A.
Publications: Arthuriana, executive ed. Bonnie Wheeler.
Lectures: Frequent lectures by visiting medievalists; annual Medieval Studies Lecturer.
Dallas Consortium: The Dallas Area Medieval Association Consortium gives credit to students for medieval courses offered by any of the participating medieval programs (University of Dallas, University of Texas at Dallas, and Southern Methodist University). About 20 faculty members participate.

Stanford University Medieval Studies Program

Associate Director: Michael Wyatt
Office 260-205
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2018
Phone: 650-721-4099

Committee in charge: Philippe Buc, Hester Gelber, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Robert P. Harrison, Nancy S. Kollmann, Seth Lerer, William Mahrt, Bisserra Pentcheva, Jennifer Summit, Rega Wood.
Staff: Monica Moore, Administrator; Jan Hafner, Academic Assistant
Affiliated faculty: Cecile Alduy (French & Italian), Theodore Andersson (German Studies), Vincent Barletta (Spanish & Portuguese), Shahzad Bashir (Religious Studies), Carl Bielefeldt (Religious Studies), George H. Brown (English), Philippe Buc (History), Steven Carter (Asian Languages), Charlotte Fonrobert (Religious Studies); Hester Gelber (Religious Studies), Avner Greif (Economics), Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (French & Italian), Robert Harrison (French & Italian), Michelle Karnes (English), Nancy S. Kollmann (History), Seth Lerer (English, Comparative Literature), Mark E. Lewis (History), William Mahrt (Music), David Malkiel (Religious Studies), Michael Markham (Music), Kathryn A. Miller (History), Patricia Parker (Comparative Literature, English), Bissera Pentcheva (Art and Art History), Orrin W. Robinson III (German Studies), Jesse Rodin (Music), Behnam Sadeki (Religious Studies), Stuart Sargent (Asian Languages), Jeffrey Schnapp (French and Italian), Carolyn Springer (French & Italian), Jennifer Summit (English); Rega Wood (Philosophy).
Degrees: Undergraduate major and minor. Requirements for major: core course; 9 courses that meet distribution requirements; language proficiency, plus choice of 4 additional related courses. Requirements for minor: core course; 5 courses that meet distribution requirements; 1 course of classical and/or medieval vernacular language study. Graduate study in medieval fields is based in departments, although much of the work is inter- and cross-disciplinary.
Conferences: Hosted the Medieval Association of the Pacific and the Medieval Academy of America, 3/26 - 3/28/98
On-campus participants: 30.
Community participants: 20.
See as well: Medieval Studies at Stanford University Libraries, Richard Rufus of Cornwall, Paleography, and The Medieval Word

Swarthmore College Medieval Studies Program

Chair: Craig Williamson
Dept. of English Literature
Swarthmore College
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397
For details about the program, degree, the yearly lecture/performance, etc., please see the website.

Syracuse University Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

Contact: Kenneth Pennington
Dept. of History, Syracuse Univ.
Syracuse, NY 13244-1090
Phone: 315-443-4750
Fax: 315-443-3503
Degrees: B.A. with medieval/Renaissance major. Requirements: 30 credits. Degrees conferred: 3 in 1994-95; 2 in 1997-98. Majors enrolled in 1997-98: 7. M.A. and Ph.D. in medieval/Renaissance studies are not offered.
Financial aid: Undergraduate financial aid only.

University of Tennessee Medieval Studies Program and the MARCO Project
(Medieval and Renaissance Curriculum and Outreach)
Chair of Medieval Studies: Laura Howes
Director of the Marco Institute
Department of English
McClung Tower, third floor
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-6954
Fax: 865-974-6926

Faculty and affiliates: Paul Barrette (emeritus, French), Robert Bast (history), Jane Bellamy (English), Anne Bridges (UT Libraries), Palmira Brummett (history), Thomas Burman (history), D. Allen Carroll (emeritus, English), Sheldon Cohen (emeritus, philosophy), Bryant Creel (Spanish), J.P. Dessel (history), Salvatore Di Maria (Italian), Mary Dzon (English), Rachel Golden (musicology), Robert Gorman (political science), Rosalind Gwynne (Arabic), Thomas Heffernan (English), Heather Hirschfeld (English), Laura Howes (English), Gregor Kalas (architecture), Gregory Kaplan (Spanish), Katherine Kong (French), Maura Lafferty (classics), Roy Liuzza (English), J.L. McIntosh (history), Chauncey J. Mellor (German), Amy Neff (art), Jay Rubenstein (history), Kathryn Salzer (history), J. Clerk Shaw (philosophy), Christine Shepardson (religious studies), Robert E. Stillman (English), David Tandy (classics), Joseph Trahern (emeritus, English), Aleydis Van de Moortel (classics), Anthony Welch (English). Associates: Brian Carniello (history), Nicole Hamonic (medieval studies), Samantha Murphy (English).
Degrees: B.A. in medieval studies is offered (no separate degree offered in Renaissance studies). Degrees awarded: 2 in 1993-94. Average number of majors enrolled in a given year: 5. Minors are available as well, but their numbers are not recorded. Enrollment in the 2-semester introductory medieval course is about 450. There is no Ph.D. in medieval studies. Ph.D. degrees are given by departments. Average number of Ph.D.s awarded: 2 per year.
Teaching assistantship: 1 per year.
Lectures: Approximately 6 speakers per year.
Conferences: 1 conference per year, under the auspices of the Marco Institute.
Mailing list: Approximately 50 people in the Knoxville area interested in medieval matters.
Budget: Approximately $30,000. The operating budget is $1,500. The rest is applied to courses taught by the program and for the released time of 1 course for the Chair of the program.

University of Texas at Austin: Medieval Studies Program

Contact: Dr. Glenn Peers
Department of Art and Art History
University of Texas
Austin, Texas 78712
Phone: 512-232-2594
Director: Glenn Peers (
Advisors: Alison Frazier ( and Samer Ali (

Affiliated faculty: The program is fully interdisciplinary. See website, as well as departmental sites for Art History, Asian Studies, Classics, English, French and Italian, History, Middle Eastern Studies, Religious Studies, and Slavic Studies.
Fellowships: Medieval Studies gives annual grants for research and travel, depending on resources and applicants; University Recruitment Fellowships for exceptionally qualified applicants; University Continuing Fellowships for outstanding performance.
Teaching assistantships: Available through individual departments on a competitive basis.

University of Texas at Tyler Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Center

Director: Victor I. Scherb
Dept. of Literature and Languages
The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, TX 75799
Phone: 903-566-7374
Fax: 903-565-5700

Affiliated faculty: Jill Blondin (Art History), Michael Eidenmuller (Speech), Jeffrey Emge (Music); Stephen Krebbs (Classical and Renaissance Philosophy), Randy LeBlanc (Political Science), James Murphree (Colonial History), Chantal Roussel-Zuazu (Spanish and French Language and Culture), Victor I. Scherb (Old and Middle English literature), David Strong (Dante, Medieval Philosophy, Langland, and Shakespeare), Paul Streufert (Latin and Greek language and culture), Edward Tabri (Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance History), Gregory Utley (Spanish language and culture)
Minor in Classical Studies: Requirements: 18 credit hours
Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Requirements: 18 credit hours. See website for details on minors.
Scholarships: $1000 yearly scholarship for graduate or undergraduate study with minor or concentration on a classical, medieval or Renaissance topic.
Conferences: “A Useful Past: History, Politics, and Literature from Classical Antiquity to the Present Day” (held March 28th, 2009).

University of Toledo Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Adviser: Dr. Roger D. Ray
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Degree: The Medieval and Renaissance Studies offers a BA degree.
Degree Requirements: This humanities major provides interdisciplinary study of the Medieval and Renaissance civilizations including the Western World, the Byzantine and Islamic worlds, and Late Greco-Roman and Christian Antiquity. It offers formal courses and many possibilities for independent study in art history, English, foreign languages and literature, history, music, philosophy, religion, and theatre. The chairperson of the Committee on Medieval and Renaissance Studies serves as the academic adviser. The program requires 60 hours of study, distributed as follows: A) HIST 3100, 3110, 4030, 4040 (12 hours); B) Electives (39 hours). With the assistance of the adviser, the student must elect a truly interdisciplinary array of courses. If the student cannot satisfactorily read one of the learned
or vernacular languages (other than modern English) of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, some elective hours must be used to remove the deficien-cy; C) Final Project (9 hours). This is a research or creative activity leading to a formal paper or an artistic expression. As a rule it requires the reading of primary sources in the original language. The hours may be spread over a full academic year, distributed between two semesters or earned entirely in one. The committee on Medieval and Renaissance Studies approves the written proposal and appoints a faculty supervisor. The project may be concentrated in one field, such as philosophy; but an interdisciplinary committee of three faculty members, including the project supervisor,
grades it.

University of Toronto Centre for Medieval Studies

Director: John Magee (Director)
University of Toronto
125 Queen's Park, 3rd fl.
Toronto, ON
M5S 2C7
Phone: 416-978-4884
Fax: 416-978-8294

Executive officers: Martin Pickavé, Associate Director; Jill Caskey, Ph.D. Co-ordinator.
Staff: Franca Conciatore, Manager; Grace Desa, Graduate Administrator.
Affiliated faculty: Approximately 60, not including 30 emeritus and associate members; see website.
M.A. in Medieval Studies: Requirements: 4 full courses (including a Latin requirement), or 3 full courses (including a Latin requirement) and a thesis.
Ph.D. in Medieval Studies: Requirements: 3 full courses; a pass in Level Two Latin and in French and German; Major Field examination; dissertation.
Admissions/financial aid: Admissions and financial aid are administered by the Centre's Committee on Awards and Fellowships under the chairmanship of the Associate Director. All students admitted to the doctoral program are guaranteed a minimum level of financial aid, which will in many cases include teaching and research assistantships. The minimum level for 2012-13 is $15,000 CDN plus tuition and incidentals, for five years. The Centre does not have the resources to fund students in the MA program. For the academic year 2012-13 the fees for the MA program are $8,401.52 CDN for full-time domestic students, and $18,811.52 CDN for full-time international students. A schedule of fees and the regulations governing their payment are to be found in the Calendar of the School of Graduate Studies (issued annually).
Publications/conferences/lectures: The Centre coordinates a program that includes certain resources of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies and a wide variety of participating departments and programs in the University of Toronto. The Centre also sponsors major research projects (e.g., the Dictionary of Old English), publication series (Toronto Medieval Latin Texts, Toronto Medieval Texts and Translations, Toronto Old English Series, Publications of the Dictionary of Old English, Toronto Studies in Medieval Law, and a student journal (Fons Luminis). There are annual conferences and lecture series, as well as talks given by distinguished visitors each year. The Centre co-sponsors an annual graduate student conference with Harvard University, under the title "Vagantes." The 2012-13 conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 21-23 March 2013.
Special emphases: The education of aspiring medievalists requires both training in basic skills and the fostering of certain qualities of mind and imagination. It includes: the acquisition of those skills, linguistic and ancillary, that provide access to the literary remains of the medieval past, as well as the development of both the disciplinary and interdisciplinary methods requisite to the interpretation of those remains. An ability to read Latin—as well as Latin and vernacular manuscripts—is regarded by the Centre as an essential tool for scholars working in the Middle Ages. Latin has always been at the core of the Centre’s research activities; recent ventures include the Journal of Medieval Latin, the availability to scholars outside Toronto of a Latin accreditation service, and a summer Latin school for external students. The Centre also administers a collaborative program in Editing Medieval Texts (Alexander Andrée, Director). The program, available only at the doctoral level, is open to students both in the Centre and in the departments of Classics, English, French, History, Italian Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Spanish. Students at the Centre may also register for collaborative programs in Book History and Print Culture, Women's Studies, Sexual Diversity Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, and Jewish Studies.

University of Toronto Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies

Director: Professor Lynne Magnusson
71 Queen's Park Cr. East
Toronto ON, M5S 1K7
Phone: 416-585-4484
Fax: 416-585-4584

Contact: Dr. Amyrose McCue Gill, Assistant to the Director
Staff: Karen Read (Administrative Assistant, Finance)
Affiliated Faculty: Please see website under "People" and then under "Committees."
Degree programs: CRRS administers the Victoria University undergraduate program in Renaissance Studies, which offers Pass, Honours, and Specialist options. We are in the process of developing a graduate collaborative certificate in Early Modern Studies.
Fellowships and visiting appointments: 1. Non-Stipendiary Fellowships: one year (renewable upon reapplication), for recent post-docs and PhD candidates in the ABD stage. Application form available upon request from Assistant to the Director. 2. Visiting Fellowships: terms of tenure of under one year (renewable upon reapplication); for PhD candidates, graduates and established scholars. Application form available upon request to Assistant to the Director. Although both forms of Fellowship are non-stipendiary, they do carry free library privileges at all University of Toronto collections and membership in the Victoria University Senior Common Room. Fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life and activities of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies.
Financial aid: 1 - 3 Graduate Fellowships per year, worth approximately $4,800 (CAD); 5-10 Iter Graduate Fellowships per year, worth $5,000 (CAD); travel assistance for Visiting Fellows to a maximum of $500 (CAD) through the Eisenbichler Fund.
Research assistantships: 3 to 5 Robson Research Assistantships per year, worth approximately $2,000 (CAD);
2 Corbet Undergraduate Research Assistantships each year, worth approximately $2,000 (CAD)
1 Treboute Undergraduate Research Assistantship each year, worth approximately $2,000 (CAD)
Publications: see for currently available and forthcoming publications.
* Friendship in Premodern Europe (1300-1700), 14-15 October 2011
* Early Modern Migrations: Exiles, Expulsion and Religious Refugees 1400-1700, 19-21 April 2012
Symposia/Workshops: see website for dates & speakers.
* Friday Workshops: 45 minute presentations, all in Northrop Frye Hall, room 205 at 3:30 p.m.
* Paleography: dates and languages TBA.
* Annual Erasmus Lecture: 20 October 2011 at 4 p.m. in Emmanuel 119, by Giuseppe Mazzotta
* Distinguished Visiting Scholar: Spring 2011.
* Annual William R. Bowen Concert: dates and location TBA.
* Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium (all lectures in the Burwash Hall Senior Common Room at 4:00 p.m.) Speakers and titles will be posted on the CRRS website
Special holdings: specialized collection of 20,000 books and periodicals on the Reformation and Renaissance. Emphasis on editions, reference works and fields of humanism, gender studies and book history. Sub-collection of works by and about Erasmus; rare collection of 4,000 books printed between 1500 and 1800. Sub-collection of works by Erasmus and his circle; extensive microfilm and microfiche holdings, including Complete State Papers Domestic, Flugschriften, and Early Books Printed in Low Countries, France and Germany (among many other smaller collections); periodicals collection of approximately 75 titles. Both collections are reading only. No special card is required to use rare books. All periodicals and books, including rare books, are catalogued and may be searched online through the U of T Libraries site. Microfilm collections appear in the U of T online catalogue as a whole, but individual titles within collections must be researched by card catalogue and listings as provided by vendors.
Cataloguing system: Library of Congress
Published catalogues of holdings: Early Editions of Erasmus at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Toronto compiled by Jacqueline Glomsky and Erika Rummel (Toronto: CRRS Occasional Publications #7, 1994); Early Modern Resources at the University of Toronto compiled by Mark Crane (Toronto: CRRS, 2002).
Fundraising activities: One fundraising letter annually offers a choice of 6 funds (3 are directed to the acquisition of library materials) into which donations may be directed. All donations are tax-receipted. Gifts in kind of books suitable to the CRRS collections are accepted, evaluated, and receipted.
Community outreach programs: Up to 6 undergraduate students are hired through the Ontario Work-Study program as database researchers for Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance and as publications assistants.
Number of community donors or members: For 2009-2010, 36 individuals donated funds and in-kind gifts to the CRRS. Our newsletter goes to an international mailing list of approximately 650 individuals.
Criteria for membership: Scholarly interest in the European Renaissance and Reformation; membership is free and voluntary. Please contact Assistant to the Director for further information.
Special emphases or features: Reformation, especially Northern European; Erasmus (large collection of early printed Erasmiana in the CRRS Rare collection); gender studies; history of the book.

University of Toronto, St. Michael's College, Undergraduate Program in Medieaval Studies

Program Director: Domenico Pietropaolo
St. Michael's College
81 St. Mary Street
Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-926-1300 x7102
Fax: 416-926-2330
Other administrators: Markus Stock, Program Coordinator (
Phone: 416-926-2327
Jean Talman, Program Assistant (
Phone: 416-926-1300 x7145

Programs: Specialist (12 courses); Major (7 courses); Minor (4 courses). St. Michael's College offers two introductory gateway courses (The Mediaeval Tradition, Mediaeval Civilisation), six Foundational Courses on a cycled basis, and several courses under the categories of History, Thought, Literature and the Arts (also on a cycled basis). Many other courses offered through University of Toronto departments are also available to students. Latin is a required part of the Specialist program. A brochure, produced annually, contains detailed information on requirements and courses, and can be requested from the Program Assistant at the address above.

Trent University: Medieval and Renaissance Studies Emphasis Program

Contact: Sarah L. Keefer
Department of English
Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 1813
Fax: 705-748-1823

Trinity College: Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

Coordinator: Sheila Fisher
Department of English
Trinity College
Hartford, CT 06106

Trinity University Medieval Studies Program

Chair: Richard Newhauser
Dept. of English
One Trinity Place
Trinity University
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
Phone: 210-999-7567
Fax: 210-999-7578

Affiliated faculty: Art history: John Hutton (early Christian art), Charles Talbot (late medieval Netherlands). Classical studies: Joan Burton (Greek), James Pearce (Latin), Colin Wells (Late Roman Empire). English: Richard Newhauser (history of ideas). History: David Lesch (Islam), John Martin (Florence). Modern Languages and Literatures: Michael Ward (Spanish, Italian), Florence Weinberg (French). Music: Gerald Benjamin (early modern music). Political Science: Sussan Siavoshi (classical political thought). Religion: Francisco Garcia-Treto (Islam, Judaism). Speech and Drama: Stacey Connelly, David Rinear.
B.A. Minor: Requirements: 18 credit hours. Degrees awarded: 2 in 1995-96; 1 in 1996-97.
Scholarships: Various types of university scholarships and fellowships.
Conferences: Texas Medieval Association Conference, 9/95 and 9/98; CARA, 9/97.
Symposia/workshops: "Poetry and Preaching," 9/93.
Annual budget: $775.

Utah State University Medieval and Early Modern Studies Certificate Program

Contact: Christine Cooper-Rompato, Director
Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program
Utah State University
UMC 3200
Department of English
Logan, UT 84322-3200
Phone: 435-797-3856
Fax: 435-797-1329

Description of program: Undergraduate Certificate Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Students must take 24 credits: 3 credits of core History class (Hist 1100, Survey of Western Civilization); at least 6 credits of Foreign Language at 2000 level; at least 15 elective credits in approved courses (for example, Shakespeare, Medieval Art, Medieval Philosophy, etc.). The 15 elective credits must include classes from 3 different fields/disciplines. All courses must be passed with a B or higher.
Current enrollment: 10-15 students.

University of Victoria Medieval Studies Program

Contact: Dr. Marcus Milwright, Director
Medieval Studies Program
PO Box 3045 STN CSC
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8W 3P4
Phone: 250-721-6271 (dept. office)
Fax: 250-472-4748
Staff: Sheila Adams, Program Assistant
Affiliated Faculty: Iain M Higgins (English),Gregory Andrachuk (Hispanic Studies), Helene Cazes (French), Gordon Fulton (English), Catherine Harding (History in Art), Timothy Haskett (History), Iain Higgins (English), Lloyd Howard (Italian Studies), Susan Lewis (Music), Marcus Milwright (History in Art), Cody Poulton (Pacific and Asian Studies), Andrew Rippin (History), John Tucker (English), Adrienne Williams Boyarin (English), Allen Mitchell (English), Margaret Cameron (Philosophy), Shamma Boyarin (English), Joe Grossi (English), Erin McGuire (Anthropology)

Degrees: Students in Medieval Studies at the University of Victoria can enroll in an Honours Program, a Major Program, or a Minor/General Program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Students may also undertake combined Honours and/or Majors degrees by completing the requirements in two programs (for example, English Honours and Medieval Studies Major; History and Medieval Studies Majors). By completing the requirements for the General Program together with a Major or Honours Program in another department or faculty, students may obtain a Minor in Medieval Studies. Unlike most programs elsewhere, this program includes the study of the Byzantine and Islamic worlds as part of the curriculum. There is currently no graduate program in Medieval Studies, but students may register for either an interdisciplinary degree or with home departments offering courses in Medieval Studies.
Program Committee: Marcus Milwright (Chair), Iain M. Higgins, Catherine Harding, Helene Cazes, Joe Grossi.
Financial Aid: Each year the Friends of Medieval Studies Scholarship, the Medieval Faculty Scholarship and the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Scholarship are awarded to Major students going into 4th year.
Exhibit: Selection of Medieval Manuscripts on display in Special Collections, MacPherson Library.
Visiting Appointments: The Program uses university funding under the auspices of the Lansdowne Visitors Fund to bring distinguished scholars to campus for short-term visits, in which they lecture, lead seminars and workshops, and consult with faculty and students. All Lansdowne lectures are free and open to the public.
Annual Medieval Workshop: Since 1988, the Medieval Studies Program has offered a day-long program on a Saturday in early February with several guest lecturers speaking on topics of particular interest to both medievalists and the general community. Scheduled in February 2012, "Magicians, Seers and Sages," with specialist lectures from Dr Stephen Knight, Distinguished Research Professor, School of English, Communications and Philosophy of the University of Wales, Cardiff, and several local faculty members.

Washington and Lee University Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Contact: David S. Peterson
Department of History
Newcomb Hall 203
Washington and Lee University
204 West Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450
Tel. (540) 458-8094
FAX (540) 458-8498

Faculty: Matthew Bailey (Romance Languages), Rebecca Benefiel (Classics), George Bent (Art History), Bruce Boller (Physics), Sarah Bond (History), Alexandra Brown (Religion), Gwyn Campbell (Spanish), Edwin Craun (English, Emeritus), Roger Crockett (German), Françoise Frégnac-Clave (French), Genelle Gertz (English), Patrick Hatcher (History/Religion), Curtis Jirsa (English), Jeffrey Kosky (Religion), Richard Marks (Religion), Yolanda Merrill (Humanities Librarian), David Peterson (History), Holly Pickett (English), Debra Prager (German), Domnica Radulescu (French), Rachel Schnepper (History), Gordon Spice (Music), C. Vaughan Stanley (Special Collections).
Major: 33 credits, drawn from over seventy courses, including: 1) a rotating “gateway” course (MRST 110) offered on a different interdisciplinary topic each year; 2) 27 credits (9 courses) distributed over four subject areas (History, Literature, Ideas, Art); 3) a one-semester senior thesis (or two semester honors thesis); 4) a year of a European language beyond the intermediate level . Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad.
Activities: The program sponsors half a dozen student-faculty luncheon-colloquia each year, and hosts two to three visiting speakers who give public lectures, colloquia, and visit classes. (see website)
Graduates: Thirty since the program’s inception in 1994: they have gone into law school, graduate school in the humanities, and into careers in law, teaching, museum curatorship, medicine, government, banking and business. Many have been double-majors; over half write senior honors theses and a third have joined PBK; two have won Fulbright Fellowships, one a Watson Fellowship.

Western Michigan University, The Medieval Institute

Director: James M. Murray
The Medieval Institute
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5432
Phone: 269-387-8745
Fax: 269-387-8750
Assistant Director: Elizabeth C. Teviotdale
Phone: 269-387-8830
Managing Editor, Medieval Institute Publications (MIP): Patricia Hollahan
Phone: 269-387-8754

Staff: Elisabeth Carnell, Congress Coordinator; Thomas Krol, Production Editor (MIP; Theresa Whitaker, Editor (MIP); Cynthia Seedorff, Order Fulfillment Manager (MIP).
Affiliated Faculty: Jeffrey Angles (Japanese), George T. Beech (emeritus, medieval history), Robert F. Berkhofer III (medieval France, medieval history), Luigi Andrea Berto (medieval Italy, medieval history), Elizabeth Bradburn (seventeenth-century British literature), Ernst A. Breisach (emeritus, historiography, Renaissance history), Nancy Cutbirth (emerita, English Renaissance literature), Clifford Davidson (emeritus, medieval drama), David Ede (Islamic studies), E. Rozanne Elder (medieval history, monasticism), Anthony Ellis (English Renaissance drama), Robert W. Felkel (Spanish literature), Stephanie Gauper (emerita, English Renaissance literature), C. J. Gianakaris (emeritus, Renaissance drama, Shakespeare), Rand H. Johnson (medieval Latin), Paul A. Johnston Jr. (Old and Middle English linguistics), Catherine Julien (Spanish palaeography, colonial Latin American history), Peter Krawutschke (medieval German prose literature), Joyce Kubiski (medieval art), David Kutzko (Latin and Greek authors and culture), Molly Lynde-Recchia (medieval French literature), James Palmitessa (Central Europe, Reformations, later medieval history), Pablo Pastrana-Pérez (medieval Spanish literature), Eve Salisbury (Middle English literature and drama, medieval continental literature in translation and romance, folktales), Jana K. Schulman (Old English and Old Norse) Thomas H. Seiler (emeritus, medieval literature), Larry J. Simon (Spain and the Mediterranean, Jewish/Christian/Muslim relations, medieval history), Matthew Steel (medieval music), Susan Steuer (late medieval religious women), Larry Syndergaard (emeritus, Scandinavian literature, Middle English literature), Paul E. Szarmach (emeritus, Old English literature), Grace Tiffany (Shakespeare, English Renaissance drama), Kevin J. Wanner (medieval Christianity).
B.A.: A B.A. minor is available, but not a major.
M.A. in Medieval Studies: Option I requires at least 37 credit hours; a master's thesis; demonstrated reading proficiency in Latin (=Latin 5600) and in an appropriate modern foreign language; and an oral examination in defense of the thesis. Option II requires at least 37 credit hours and demonstrated reading proficiency in Latin (=Latin 5600). Degrees conferred:, 7 in 2006, 4 in 2007, 6 in 2008, 5 in 2009, 6 in 2010.
Visiting International Professors: variable
Financial Aid: variable internships; 8 graduate teaching assistantships, 2 publications assistantships, and 2 general assistantships; 1 Tashjian Summer Study Fellowship.
Conferences: Western Michigan University is host of the International Congress on Medieval Studies. The Congress is the largest professional meeting of its kind in the world, attracting in recent years over 3,000 participants. Begun in 1962 as a biennial meeting and continuing from 1970 as an annual meeting, the Congress traditionally takes place in early May. It features over 600 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and performances. There are also some 90 business meetings and receptions sponsored by learned societies, associations, and institutions. The exhibits hall boasts nearly 70 exhibitors, including publishers, used book dealers, and purveyors of medieval sundries. There are three kinds of sessions: Sponsored Sessions, organized by affiliated learned societies, associations, or institutions; Special Sessions, organized by individual scholars or ad hoc groups; and General Sessions, organized by the Congress Committee from papers submitted by individuals.
Lectures and other events: Loew Lecture, 1 per term. Exhibits, concerts and additional lectures are sponsored on a variable schedule.
Mailing list: The Institute maintains a mailing list, which may be leased.
Emphases: Anglo-Saxon studies and manuscript research; Cistercian and Monastic Studies.

College of William and Mary Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Director: Alison Beach
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Department of Religious Studies
Wren 306
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
Phone: 757-221-2179
Fax: 757-221-2169

Participating faculty: Alison Beach (Religious Studies), Paula Blank (English), John Conlee (English), Phil Daileader (History), George Greenia (Spanish), Suzanne Hagedorn (English), Dale Hoak (History), Lu Ann Homza (History), William Hutton (Classics), Catherine Levesque (Art History), Jeremy Lopez (English), Lucas Marchante-Aragón (Spanish), Thomas Marshall (Music), Don Monson (French), John Morreall (Religious Studies), Tom Payne (Music), Monica Potkay (English), Linda Reilly (Classics), Franco Triolo (Italian), Ruth van Baak Griffioen (Music), Barbara Watkinson (Art History), Peter Wiggins (English)
Program description: Undergraduate major and minor are offered. For the major: 34 credit hours of interdisciplinary course work in the following four categories: Historical Context, Art History and Music, Language and Literature, and Religious Studies and Philosophy. Also required for the major is one advanced-level course in a modern European language, in Arabic, in Hebrew, in Latin, or in ancient Greek. For the minor: 21 credit hours of insterdisciplinary course work in the aforementioned four categories. The program also sponsors special interdisciplinary courses and a summer apprenticeship in archival skills in collaboration with the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library.
Degrees conferred: 5 to 6 majors and minors annually.
Conferences: Periodic conferences Distinguished Medievalist lecture series, faculty reading groups, freshman seminar courses.
Awards: National headquarters for Alpha Delta Gamma, Honorary Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

University of Wisconsin Medieval Studies Program

Chair: Professor Karl Shoemaker, Director
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Department of History
4005 Mosse Humanities
455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
Office no. (608) 263-1830
Fax no. (608) 263-5302

Affiliated faculty: about 30; see website.
B.A.: A degree in medieval studies may be pursued under the provisions of the individual major option. There is no minor, but double or triple majors are possible. Students who wish to take a degree in medieval studies must have a very particular combination of studies in mind, one that could not be achieved through a double or triple major.
M.A.: A degree in medieval studies may be pursued under the provisions of the Special Committee Degree option. The Medieval Studies Program has no power to admit students applying from outside the university. Admission to an advanced degree program in medieval studies may be granted only after a student has been enrolled for at least one semester in a graduate degree program in a traditional department (English, History, etc.)
Ph.D.: A degree in medieval studies may be pursued under the provisions of the Special Committee Degree option. Admission is as above for the M.A. Many students who are working toward the Ph.D. degree in one of the traditional disciplines will do a minor in medieval studies, combining a number of courses from two or more departments. Current enrollment (minor in medieval studies): 5-10.
Certificates in Medieval Studies
Regular Certificate (B.A.): To earn the certificate a student must complete eight courses in the medieval area, with specific distributional requirements, and must maintain a B average in the courses that count toward the certificate. Four certificates were awarded in 2004-2005.
Financial aid: The program does not have funds available for financial aid. Assistance at the graduate level comes through individual departments, in one of several forms: fellowships, teaching assistantships, project assistantships. Many students who are medieval specialists in individual departments have some form of support, but nothing through the program per se.
Visiting appointments: The program uses university funding to bring distinguished scholars to campus for short-term visits, in which they lecture, lead seminars and workshops, and consult with faculty and students.
Publications: Our Newsletter is published once a year. Additionally, we maintain a large email list of medievalists both on and off campus to whom we regularly forward announcements and updates.
Conferences and Symposia: The Program co-sponsors a number of conferences and symposia each year. Upcoming events include: April 2012, Two Spanish Masterpieces and La originalidad artística de “La Celestina”. An International Celebration of the 50th anniversary of María Rosa Lida’s Work.Please check our website for details.
Lectures: We bring a number of speakers to Madison each year; we also organize a local works-in-progress series featuring the work of faculty, graduate students, and visiting fellows at the Institute for Research in the Humanities. Please check our website for details.
Exhibits and concerts: The program has sponsored special exhibits in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of Memorial Library, usually in connection with a conference or some other special event, and occasional visits by singers and musical groups.
Outreach: Evening programs/lecture series; weekend seminars; international seminars in Europe.
Mailing list: The program maintains an electronic mailing list of faculty, staff, students, members of the Madison community, and interested friends from elsewhere who want to receive current calls for papers, news of upcoming events, and program developments. If you would like to be added to the list, please send your email address to Karl Shoemaker at

Yale University Medieval Studies Program

Chair: Robert Nelson
Box 208313, Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520-8313
Phone: 203-432-0672
Fax: 203-432-1087
Staff: Robyn Charmel, Program Administrator
Affiliated faculty: Adel Allouche (History & Religious Studies), R. Howard Bloch (French), Gerhard Böwering (Philosophy and Religion), Jessica Brantley (English), Marcia Colish (History), Ian Cornelius, (English), Stephen Davis (Religious Studies), Roberta Frank (English), Paul Freedman (History), Walter Goffart (History), Harvey Goldblatt (Slavic), Frank Griffel (Religious Studies), Beatrice Gruendler (Arabic), Dimitri Gutas (Arabic), Valerie Hansen (History), Jacqueline Jung (Art History), Bentley Layton (Coptic, Manuscript Studies, Religious Studies), David Lummus (Italian), Ivan Marcus (Judaic Studies & History), Vasileios Marinis (Institute of Sacred Music), John Matthews (History & Classics), Giuseppe Mazzotta (Italian), María Rosa Menocal (Spanish and Arabic), Mary Miller (Art History), Alastair Minnis (English), Robert Nelson (Art History), Lee Patterson (English), Barbara Shailor (Manuscript Studies), Denys Turner (Religious Studies), William Whobrey (German), Anders Winroth (History), Mimi Yiengpruksawan (Art History),
M.Phil. in Medieval Studies: The program offers fellowships for students enrolled in other humanities departments. It provides an additional year of tuition and full funding for one year of courses in medieval studies in departments other than their own. Requirements: 6 term courses, pass a Latin examination administered by the program, and pass a one-hour oral examination.
Ph.D. in Medieval Studies: Requirements are 14 term courses over 2 years, proficiency in Latin, French, and German (other languages may be substituted when appropriate), an oral preliminary examination of 2 hours, and a dissertation. The Program is designed to be completed in 5 years, and full funding, both tuition and fellowship, is provided to successful applicants.
Financial aid: Full tuition and fellowship for 5 years (the amount of the fellowship varies from year to year, but is the same as that awarded in all other departments at Yale); in the students' third and fourth years of study they engage in teaching as assistants to senior professors.
Conferences: 2000, New England Medieval Conference: "Blood, Sweat, and Tears"; 2004, New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate student conference; 2006, Medieval Spring (alumni conference); 2009; Authority and the Book in Medieval Culture; 2010, Medieval Academy of America.
Lectures: Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies: visits by four distinguished medievalists each year.