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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.
- Doug Trevor (English) interviewed by Ann Arbor.com about his new novel, Girls I Know September 10, 2013
- Liz Kamali awarded the Medieval Academy of America Graduate Student Prize for best graduate student paper at the 2013 annual meeting! April 10, 2013
- Imagining the Mediterranean in Tripoli: The Nautical Chart of Ibrahim al-Mursi, 865 AH/ 1461 CE
Speaker: Jeremy Ledger, PhD Candidate, History
- Mediated Immediacy in Thomas Müntzer's Theology: A Contribution to the Media History of the German Reformation
Speaker: Helmut Puff, History and German, University of Michigan
- Bernardino de Sahagún's Psalmodia Christiana and Catholic Formation Among the Mexica in Sixteenth-Century New Spain
Speaker: Lorenzo Candelaria, University of Texas, El Paso