Medieval Studies faculty
The best aspects of an interdisciplinary program with the focused training required for academic careers


Since 1966, Cornell’s Program in Medieval Studies has combined the best aspects of an interdisciplinary program with the focused training required for academic careers in a variety of traditional disciplines. The Program’s faculty are drawn from nearly every humanities department at Cornell; together, they offer expertise in a wide array of disciplines and area studies spanning more than a millennium of languages and cultures—from Old and Middle English literature to Byzantine monuments; from Viking studies to Andalusian architecture; from Chinese intellectual history to Islamic legal history.

Medieval Studies students and faculty

Student Groups

The Medieval Studies Graduate Association is an independent entity. Its funds are purely and wholly for the disposal of its own working brief. The MSGA is dedicated to being a forum for sustained discussion and debate within the student medievalist body on campus and to strengthening connectivity between these students. 

Click here for more details on the Medieval Studies Graduate Association

Quodlibet provides a lively forum for all those interested in all things medieval on campus, and organizes a series of lectures to highlight current research topics relating to medieval studies.

Click here to explore the Quodlibet website

Medieval Language Reading Groups

Spring 2024

Language Day and time (all times listed as Eastern/Ithaca time) Location Group leaders


Mondays, 2-3pm

Starts 12 February

Klarman G44 Andrew Hicks (ajh299)
Old French

Mondays, 3-4pm

Starts 5 February

Feb 5: Olin Library 402

Feb 12 -- end of semester: Klarman G44

Thari Zweers (tlz5)

Chiara Visentin (cv284)

Old English

Biweekly*, Thursdays, 11am - noon

Zoom (email Lisa or Lars for the link)

Lisa Camp (lc939)

Lars Johnson (log6)

Middle English

Biweekly*, Fridays, 5-6pm

Zoom (email Lisa or Ryan for the link)

Lisa Camp (lc939)

Ryan Randle (rar348)

Old Norse Icelandic Wednesdays, 4-5pm Zoom (email Tom Hill for link)

Tom Hill (tdh1)

*Old English and Middle English meet on alternate weeks. Contact the group leaders to check on specific schedule.


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