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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.
- 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
- Paolo Squatriti quoted in a Forbes article about technological advances in the early Middle Ages. September 3, 2014
- Medieval Lunch: In the Absence of the Thing: Authenticity and the Agency of Japan's Three Sacred Treasures.
Speaker: Esther Ladkau, Asian Languages and Culture
- A Manuscript Present: Translation and Remediation in the Early Middle Ages
Speaker: Catherine Brown, Comparative Literature and Residential College
- On Absence: Loss and Immateriality and Art and Architecture
Speaker: Wu Hung, University of Chicago