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



Please join us for Medieval Lunch on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving break, to find out about “Reading Seneca with Walahfrid, Abbot of Reichenau”! We will be using the same Zoom link as before. To join the Medieval Lunch mailing list, please email janice.zocher@yale.edu.


The final fall semester meeting of the Colloquium on Textual Editing will feature Carson Koepke on “Editing the Rhythmical Latin Life of St Eustace Placidas.” You can join from this Zoom link.


Please join us on Tuesday, December 8, for our last Medieval Lunch of 2020! We will use the same Zoom link as before.

We’ll be reconvening in Spring for more medieval lunching: to be added to the list, please email janice.zocher@yale.edu.


Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies is delighted to  present Jack Tannous (Princeton University): “Lost and (Not) Found: Syriac Literature as a ‘Miserable Wreck’.” Online registration here.


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...