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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 Roundtable: Graduate Student Works in Progress

Fridays at 4:30pm in the English Department Lounge (258 Goldwin Smith Hall).

Spring 2018 schedule:

  • Feb. 2: Craig Lyons: Cristes Pegn: Lessons for the Christian Warrior in Ælfric's Lives of the Saints
  • Mar. 2: Grace Gatherine Greiner: Title TBD
  • Apr. 20: Sam Barber: Between Empires: Politics and 'Princely' Ideology in Lombard, Southern ITaly, c. 750-850 CE
  • May 4: Ryan Lawrence: Experiencing the Desert in Anglo-Saxon England