Yale’s Program in Medieval Studies is an autonomous interdisciplinary enterprise, with faculty drawn from many relevant humanities departments - Classics, Comparative Literature, English, French, German, History, History of Art, Italian, Music, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Spanish and Portuguese - along with the Divinity School, the Beinecke Library, and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. There are some forty faculty members at Yale who work on the various cultures of the Middle Ages. Together we form one of the largest assemblies of specialized medievalists in any university of the United States. Students have access to all of these faculty and to the courses, both graduate and undergraduate, that they offer each term. Read more



For the final event of Spring 2021, Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies is delighted to host Sharon Kinoshita, Professor of Literature at the University of California-Santa Cruz, who will be speaking on “Marco Polo and the Diversity of the Global Middle Ages.” Preregister for the event here.


Please join us for our penultimate Medieval Lunch of the Spring semester, at which Prof. Travis Zadeh (Religious Studies) will be speaking to us about “The Best of All Divisions: Cartographies of Race and Monstrosity in Islamic Natural Philosophy”! We will be using the same Zoom link as usual.

To receive reminders and links via the Medieval Studies email list, please contact julia.divincenzo@yale.edu.


August 13, 2020
Our colleague Walter Cahn, professor emeritus of medieval art, passed away in June 2020. Please see this lovely tribute to his life from the Department of the History of Art.
August 29, 2019
By Kendall Teare   “The Map Psalter,” a medieval world map. Circa 1262-1300. Held by the British Library. This year at Yale, two new literature classes will push the...