Medieval Studies

This interdisciplinary program covers European civilizations from the fall of Rome in the fifth century to the Early Modern Period in the beginning of the 16th century. Students design their own majors by focusing on one aspect of medieval studies—such as literature, art, history, or philosophy. Recent research project topics have included the eucharistic theology of the laity in late medieval England and Chaucer’s translation of Boethius’ Consolatio Philosophiae.

The University hosts the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, an annual conference attended by medievalists from all over the country who present papers and lectures on a different theme each year; in 2010, the theme was “Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages.”

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Welcome to our Italian medievalist!
August 26, 2015
Dr. Maggie Fritz-Morkin, now officially part of the Medieval Studies faculty, studies late medieval Italy, medical literature, and obscenity.
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Ask a Medievalist!
August 4, 2015
Got a question? Ask a medievalist! Know the answer? See if you want to work as a research assistant!
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