• A medieval illustration of a bearded man in a green tunic kneeling in front of an altar with two gold chalices on it. In the upper righthand corner, God appears out of clouds making the sign of peace.

    The International Congress on Medieval Studies, hosted by the Medieval Institute, is one of the biggest conferences on medieval studies in the world and takes place in a hybrid format each year in early May.

  • A group of students clustered around medieval manuscript

    Students from MDVL 6000: Advanced Seminar in Medieval Studies: Codicology and Latin Paleography examine a medieval manuscript at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

  • Dr. Lofty Durham, wearing glasses, a dark jacket, and a multi-colored striped tie, speaks in front of a screen that reads "Medieval Institute Teaching Series 2023"

    Dr. Lofty Durham leads Medieval Institute graduate assistants in a pedagogy workshop.

  • A group of undergraduate students sit and stand around tables, examining manuscripts and facsimiles

    Undergraduate students in MDVL 2000: Voices of the Middle Ages visit the Zhang Legacy Collections Center to examine rare books, manuscripts, and facsimiles in a Rare Books Lab.

  • Image of Walwood Hall

    Walwood Hall, home to the Medieval Institute

Announcements and events

The 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies, hosted by the Medieval Institute, takes place Thursday, May 11, through Saturday, May 13, 2023. The Congress includes traditional in-person sessions, virtual sessions via our online platform and some blended-format sessions that make it possible for speakers to present and audiences to attend both in-person and online. Learn more and register here.

MDVL 1000: The Middle Ages, Then and Now, a course designed to introduce students to the medieval past in the modern imagination, was taught for the first time in fall 2022 and fulfills WMU Essential Studies requirements.

MDVL 2000: Voices of the Middle Ages fulfills both Western Essential Studies and General Education requirements.

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