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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.
- Peggy McCracken has won a D'arms Award for Distinguished Graduate Mentoring in the Humanities. March 6, 2015
- 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
- LRCCS Noon Lecture Series: The Double Life of Hong Mai (1123-1202): A Hanlin Academician and His Supernatural Tales
Speaker: Ronald Egan, Chair, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University
- Medieval Lunch: The ABCs of Counting Sheep in Central Medieval Languedoc
Speaker: Noah Blan, History
- Premodern Colloquium: Mens Rea and Judging in Late Medieval England
Speaker: Elizabeth Kamali, History