Medieval Studies is a flexible and interdisciplinary program that offers courses from a variety of programs and majors. Students interested in the many ways in which the Middle Ages continue to shape our world—from the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkein, film adaptations of medieval legends such as Arthur, popular tv series based on the world of the Vikings to video games based on medieval epics—will find that the University has courses that will allow them to explore the history and culture behind such modern adaptations.
The University’s wide selection of language and history courses offers many opportunities for exploring the variety of the Middle Ages across the globe. The University has a good collection of medieval manuscripts, accessible to all students. In addition, the Center for Medieval Studies has long-standing relationships with the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN, as well as the Newberry Library in Chicago.