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Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Early 12th century
St. Augustine of Hippo
Detail. Ecole Fontainebleau, Allegorie de l'eau, late 16th c.
"Print Workshop," circa 1580-1590, by Giovanni Stradano, engraved by Philop Galle.
Annotated page from Essays of Montaigne
World Map, c 1320
Rasa Mancha Temple-Bishnupur, 1584
Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665
Explore Medieval and Early Modern Studies
At Michigan, Medieval and Early Modern Studies is an interdisciplinary program with students and faculty from many departments and degree programs across the university. Among similar programs nationally and internationally, MEMS is distinctive because of its global conception—embracing work on the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas as well as Europe, the traditional focus of MEMS scholarship.
- Tom and Ruth Green have added to their original gift to MEMS by creating the Diane Owen Hughes Graduate Student Award Fund. January 13, 2015
- Valerie Kivelson has won the Historia Nova Prize for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual and Cultural History. December 1, 2014
- Tom Green (Professor Emeritus, History and Law) is awarded the Joyce Medal from the American Society of Legal History. November 12, 2014
- Medieval Lunch: "I seem to see another Jerusalem": Stational Crosses and Confraternal Procession in Borromean Milan
Speaker: Pamela Stewart, History of Art
- Premodern Colloquium: Rhetoric and Anthropology in Early Modern Europe
Speaker: Stephen Pender, University of Windsor
- LRCCS Noon Lecture Series: On the Peripheries of Print Culture: Notebooks (biji) in Eleventh-Century China
Speaker: Christian de Pee, Associate Professor and Director, Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, U-M