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Medieval and Early Modern Studies

   Welcome to another academic year!

 Medieval and Early Modern Studies is an interdisciplinary program with students and faculty from many departments and degree programs across the university. Among similar programs nationally and internationally, MEMS is distinctive because of its global conception—embracing work on the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas as well as Europe, the traditional focus of MEMS scholarship.

   Enrique García Santo-Tomás 
   Frank P. Casa Collegiate Professor of Spanish
   Director, Medieval and Early Modern Studies


Digital Resources: A Work in Progress

111820  Premodern Women Artists and Patrons: A Global Bibliography. Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance/Early Modern

Race and Visual Representation in European Culture c.1300-1700

Mapping Eastern Europe

To access content, users can choose to navigate a map of Eastern Europe, discovering the variety of materials on the website, or they can delve into the individual pages related to historical overviews, object and monument case studies, short notices about ongoing projects, and reviews of books and exhibitions. Our content is intended for students, teachers, scholars, and non-specialists!   This project - part of our North of Byzantium (NoB) initiative - was developed and launched with generous support from the “Rapid Response Magic Project of the Princeton University Humanities Council.” 

New Website on Inca and Pre-Inca Peru

Curator Joyce Marcus of the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology (UMMAA) directed several seasons of excavation at Cerro Azul.  The first was devoted to exposing structures built during the Inca era (AD 1470-1530), while subsequent field seasons were spent excavating residences, storage units, middens, and burials of the Late Intermediate period (AD 1000-1470).  See the findings here.

We are pleased to once again announce new books by our esteemed faculty members. This is what keeps Medieval and Early Modern Studies relevant and intriguing.  I hope you will enjoy exploring our Newer Faculty Books.