Welcome to Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

The MEMS program organizes the University’s extraordinarily rich resources in medieval and early modern history, history of art and architecture, archaeology, history, literature, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, religious studies, music, and the history of science and technology into an interdisciplinary and often collaborative community where we can share work, information, and interests.

MEMS offers graduate students a number of opportunities: a Graduate Certificate Program, funding for travel and research, ongoing colloquia and interdisciplinary workshops, the MEMS lecture series, and several conferences each year. Graduate students with MEMS interests are always welcome to participate in our various programs, and we make a point to arrange opportunities for conversation and intellectual exchange between our graduate students and visiting scholars. Since MEMS is a voluntary affiliation, you need not be formally admitted to the Graduate Certificate Program to participate in our events. Your interest is the only requirement! To get on our mailing list, receive announcements, and keep up with current happenings, contact Terre Fisher (

The Graduate Certificate Program

Any graduate student enrolled in a graduate degree program in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies is eligible to apply for the Graduate Certificate Program in MEMS. We have rolling admissions, so you may apply at any time.

Funding Opportunities

MEMS offers a variety of options to support your studies. Please follow the link below for more information.