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 2019, the theme will be “Lives and Afterlives.” 


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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