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



If you’re interested in learning more about Medieval Studies’ new Undergraduate Certificate, come get all your questions answered at our drop-in info session in the tent in HQ’s main courtyard, 12-1pm on Tuesday September 21! Meet the Certificate advisers and your fellow medieval enthusiasts, and find out how you can tailor the Medieval Studies Certificate to your own interests.

If you can’t make the info session–or even if you can!–you can learn more about the Certificate on our website. To be added to Medieval Studies’ listserv and find out about coming events, please email our Registrar, Julia DiVincenzo (julia.divincenzo@yale.edu).


August 4, 2021
Historian of science and University of Chicago professor emeritus Noel Swerdlow, who received his PhD in Medieval Studies in 1968, passed away on July 24. UChicago News has...
May 6, 2021
We are delighted to announce that Medieval Studies PhD candidate Larissa Tsukamoto has been awarded the Janice Carlisle Prize for Excellence in Teaching by the English...
April 27, 2021
Congratulations to Valerie Hansen, Stanley Woodward Professor of History, on her 2021 election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences! Professor Hansen specializes in...