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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
- LRCCS Noon Lecture Series: The Anxiety of Influence: (Mis)reading Chinese Art in Late Choson Korea
Speaker: JP Park, Assistant Professor
Department of the History of Art
University of California, Riverside 02/03/2015; 12:00PM
- Medieval Lunch: The Material Household in Late Fourteenth- and Fifteenth Century Yorkshire: Materiality and Early Consumerism in Rural and Urban Inventories
Speaker: Emmamarie Hassl, History
- Premodern Colloquium: Did Early Modern Florentine Aristocrats Ignore Conspicuous Consumption?
Speaker: Jean Boutier, EHESS-INALCO