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.
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.
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.
Please join us at the Medieval Studies Graduate Student Roundtable this semester!Read More
Reconstruction and Repossession in Rome’s Early Medieval Charitable HostelsGregor Kalas (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)Tuesday, May 3 | 4:45 ESTGuerlac Room, AD White HouseRome's xenodochia, or hostels for foreigners, operated as charities sponsored by aristocrats prior to the year 600 CE. This...Read More
The 2022 Medieval Studies Student Colloquium, "Consuming the Middle Ages," will be held virtually on Zoom on Saturday, April 23rd, starting at 10:30 AM EDT. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Cord Whitaker (Associate Professor of English, Wellesley College), speaking at 3 PM EDT on The “Ubermensch” and the ...Read More
Second-year Medieval Studies graduate student Ryan Randle has published a provocative piece, “Medieval Arthuriana Was Always Scary, but Not in the Way You’d Think: On Sir Gawain and The Green Knight,” in the Bright Lights Film Journal. Highlighting the oft forgotten terrors of sexual violence in med...Read More