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.

Every year, 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; in 2020, the theme will be “Privilege and Position.” 

News

In Memoriam: Eric Woodfin Naylor
September 16, 2019
Longtime Sewanee professor and medievalist Eric Naylor, C'58, passed away on September 16.
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Medieval Studies Minor Returns from Oxford and Rome
September 16, 2019
Hpone Tu, C' 20, has come back to campus from a semester at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Oxford, and a summer at the Paideia Institute in Rome, where he learned to speak Latin!
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2019 Sewanee Medieval Colloquium Announced!
August 29, 2018
The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium will consider the theme, Lives and Afterlives, at their next meeting, April 12-13, 2019.
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