Welcome to the world of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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
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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.
- Doug Trevor (English) interviewed by Ann Arbor.com about his new novel, Girls I Know September 10, 2013
- Medieval Lunch: Brigands Rush In: Swearing, Equivocal Oaths, and the Second Shepherds' Play
Speaker: Mark Burde, Romance Languages and Literatures, Residential College
- PMC: Community Amid Chaos: The Villages of Izumi Japan, 1501-1504
Speaker: Lee Butler, Indiependent Scholar, Edwards, Colorado
- MEMS Lecture: Rethinking Warfare in an Age Said to be Defined by It: Izumi Japan in the Early 16th Century
Speaker: Lee Butler, Independent Scholar / Edwards, Colorado