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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
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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.
- Tom Green (Professor Emeritus, History and Law) is awarded the Joyce Medal from the American Society of Legal History. November 12, 2014
- Donald Lopez, professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies, was quoted in a story about the release of "The Norton Anthology of World Religions," in which he edited its section on Buddhism. November 4, 2014
- Rachel Neis wins AAJR Salo Baron Prize for her book The Sense of Sight in Rabbinic Culture: Jewish Ways of Seeing in Late Antiquity. September 12, 2014
- Medieval Lunch: Working Miracles
Speaker: Gina Brandolino, English Languages and Literatures
- Premodern Colloquium: Can We Share Relativist Myths about 1400-1750?
Speaker: Jennifer Nelson, U-M History of Art
- Medieval Lunch: Beyond Trade and Crusade: The Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Enterprise, ca 1378-ca. 1453
Speaker: Stefan Stantchev, Arizona State University