Welcome


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

Events

12:00pm

Please join us on Tuesday, November 30 to hear Prof. Noel Lenski (Classics and History) speak about “Slavery and Violence in Visigothic Society, c. 500-700 CE.” This talk will be in person, with lunch provided and a Zoom link for remote attendance.

RSVP information and Zoom links to be circulated via the Medieval Studies mailing list: to be added, please email julia.divincenzo@yale.edu.

We look forward to seeing you at Lunch! 

12:00pm

At our penultimate Lunch of the semester, Prof. Frank Griffel (Religious Studies) will speak to us about that which is “’…true according to philosophy but not true according to the Catholic faith.’ A New Explanation of the Double Truth Theory and Its Roots in Arabic-Islamic Philosophy.” Please join us, in person or virtually, for lunch and a stimulating discussion!

For RSVP and Zoom links, please email Julia DiVincenzo (julia.divincenzo@yale.edu) to be added to the Medieval Studies mailing list.

12:00pm

At this semester’s final Medieval Lunch, Dr Ahuva Liberles (Judaic Studies) will speak about “Jewish Adolescents and their Religious Choices in Late Medieval Christian Europe.” Please join us, in person or virtually, for an intellectual and actual feast!

For RSVP and Zoom links, please email Julia DiVincenzo (julia.divincenzo@yale.edu) to be added to the Medieval Studies mailing list. We look forward to seeing you at Lunch!

News

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...