Yale’s Program in Medieval Studies is an autonomous interdisciplinary enterprise, with faculty drawn from many relevant humanities departments - Classics, Comparative Literature, East Asian Languages and Literatures, 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



The Dawn of the Hispanic Legal Tradition: A Conference on the Liber Iudiciorum (November 12-14, 2021) will explore the foundational document for Hispanic law, the Book of Judgments (Liber Iudiciorum), a seventh-century text that provided the basis of the law of Iberia throughout the Middle Ages and of the New World Hispanic tradition that grew out of it.

Using the organizers’ recently completed English translation of the document, speakers will explore how this law code helped shape the Luso-Hispanic tradition on the law of crime, tort, sale, contract, trade, labor, and religion. A team of international presenters will speak on the pre-history of the code, its development in the sixth and seventh centuries, and its long afterlife while engaging a host of intersectional concerns including women, gender, enslavement, anti-Judaism, and the modern appropriations of the Visigothic memoryscape.

Papers, in either Spanish or English, will be circulated in advance for pre-reading. To learn more visit: https://law.yale.edu/dawn-hispanic-legal-tradition


September 27, 2021
Congratulations to Professor Jacqueline Jung (History of Art), who has been awarded the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize for her latest monograph, Eloquent Bodies: ...
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...