Welcome to the virtual home of the Minor in Medieval Studies at the University of Mississippi!
Students who pursue the Minor in Medieval Studies will learn that “the Middle Ages”— the period covering the years 476-1517, the fall of Rome to the Protestant Reformation— was in fact comprised of a wide variety of cultures, artistic trends, literatures, languages, philosophies, and religious practices. As an interdisciplinary minor, Medieval Studies complements many majors well as it encourages more focused learning within fields such as history, English, foreign languages, religion, art, and music.
The Minor in Medieval Studies is part of a lively interdisciplinary community at the University of Mississippi that sponsors speakers, performers, annual essay prizes, “movie nights,” and reading groups (most recently, a year-long study of Dante’s Divine Comedy). We currently have 18 professors from 7 different departments who teach over 30 undergraduate courses on medieval subjects. Graduate students applying to the English Department can compete for the Harold J. Kendis Fellowship, which is awarded annually to the top-ranked applicant pursuing Medieval Studies.
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For more information about the Minor in Medieval Studies or the community of medievalists at Ole Miss, feel free to contact me.
Director, Minor in Medieval Studies
A puzzling scene carved under a seat. This misericord depicts a fox caught by dogs. Photo by Jim Lawrence.
Built in the late 13th century, Clifford's Tower served as the keep of York Castle. Photo by Jim Lawrence.
This ruined cathedral built in stages during the 12th and 13th centuries is still an impressive structure. Photo by Jim Lawrence.
Scene carved under the seat in the choir stall. This misericord depicts a man holding club. Photo by Jim Lawrence.
Martin compels the devil to carry his missal. Photo by Jim Lawrence.