The program in Medieval Studies offers a concentration in Medieval Cultures with two tracks with distinct foci: one in Medieval Cultures and the other in Late Antique Cultures. Medieval Cultures focuses on the 6th-15th centuries, combining interdisciplinary perspectives with in-depth study of one or two related disciplines.
Late Antique Cultures deals with the 3rd-9th centuries, when ancient cultural forms were still in place but medieval cultures were beginning to take shape simultaneously. The first undergraduate degree of its kind in this country, Late Antique Cultures studies the changing relation of cultural practices, social patterns, political and economics forms, and artistic and literary traditions in this imporant transition period.
A traditional area of study in Medieval Cultures is Western Europe in the High Middle Ages, but students are encouraged to work comparatively in Byzantine, Islamic, Judaic and/or Slavic cultures in the middle ages.
Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Brown University, MD
- Columbia University, PhD, History
- Central European University, MA, Comparative History: Medieval Studies
- Communications Director, S. Stephen's Episcopal Church
- Account Manager, SoundExchange
- Editorial Assistant, MacMillan Children's Publishing Group
- Match Corps Member, Match Education
- Sr. Director of Placement, ExecReps, Inc.
- Harvard University, PhD, History
- Associate Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
- Research Assistant, Shalem Center
- Fulbright Fellowship