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Medieval Studies is a flexible and interdisciplinary program that offers students courses from a variety of programs and majors, taught by leading scholars whose work explores aspects of medieval history and culture. The University of Minnesota has been and continues to be home to some of the best-known scholars in Medieval Studies (just to name a few: Ruth Mazo Karras, Anatoly Liberman, David Wallace). The Center regularly hosts scholars from across the globe, as well as organizing conferences, symposia and other events.

In medieval studies you will study languages such as Arabic, Old Norse, Latin, Spanish, French and German, using them to enhance your study of the Middle Ages. The University has a good collection of medieval manuscripts, accessible to all University students. In addition, the Center for Medieval Studies has long-standing relationships with the Hill Monastic Library at St John’s University in St. Cloud, as well as the Newberry Library in Chicago.