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



At our second Medieval Lunch in April, Prof. Jacqueline Jung (History of Art) will be speaking on “All the Single Ladies: The Pleasures and Perils of Female Autonomy in Konrad’s Büchlein von der geistlichen Gemahelschaft.” Please join us at noon for our discussion!

To receive reminders and Zoom links, please email janice.zocher@yale.edu.


Please join us at noon Eastern on April 20, when Sebastian Rider-Bezerra (History and Medieval Studies) will be speaking on “To Pay the Price of His Tongue: Judicial Appeals and Audience in Medieval Welsh Law.”

For email reminders and Zoom links, please contact janice.zocher@yale.edu to be added to the list.


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...