• A circular badge reading Western Michigan Universiy Giving Day 2023, April 12, 2023, #WMUGivingDay

    You have the power to play an essential role in sustaining and igniting new possibilities in Western Michigan University’s Medieval Studies program!

  • 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

  • Performance in the Mostly Medieval Theatre Festival of Dulcitius.

    Resources of the Early Drama, Art, and Music project are in ScholarWorks at WMU.

Announcements and events

Becky Straple-Sovers, Marketing Specialist for Medieval Institute Publications, will be a panelist on "Medievalists Beyond the Academy," organized by the Medieval Academy of America Graduate Student Committee, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 7 p.m. The panel is free to attend but registration is required.

Join the Medieval Institute and the Department of World Languages and Literatures on March 16, 2023 at 4 p.m. for the Cornelius Loew Lecture in Medieval Studies, where Craig Gibson, chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Iowa, will present "Philosophers without Borders: Translating Wisdom in Medieval Greek Fiction."

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.