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



“Feeling for Women in Marian Skaldic Verse” lecture by Celine Vezina, Phd Student, English Department, Yale University. Lunch will be provided.


“Living in a Material World:  What’s the Matter with Early Medieval English Art and Literature?” a panel dicussion, moderated by Emily Thornbury Yale Professor of English) and featuring guest participants: Jill Hamilton Clements ( U of Alabama), Renee Trilling ( U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) and Karen Overbey (Tufts U) .  This event is co-sponsored by Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies, the English Medieval Colloquium,the Yale University History of Art Med-Ren Forum and the Colloquium on Theory & Media Studies. 


“From the Mediterranean to the Arctic:  How Canon Law Conquered Medieval Europe” lecture by Anders Winroth (Yale U Professor of History), reception to follow.


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...