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  • 01/19/2023 - Affiliates and friends of the Program in Medieval Studies gathered in early December to celebrate the end of the fall semester. Guests enjoyed holiday snacks and beverages while catching up with...

  • 01/19/2023 - The Program in Medieval Studies is excited to partner with the Program in Jewish Culture & Society and the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory to welcome Professor Geraldine Heng (...

  • 10/26/2022 - "The Saint and the Emir: Christian-Muslim Encounters in Early Medieval Italy" Within the incredibly diverse political, cultural, and linguistic landscape of early medieval southern...

  • 10/04/2022 - This summer I conducted archaeological excavations at the Carson site near Clarksdale, Mississippi.  This is a mound center used and occupied by Mississippian peoples beginning around the year A.D....

  • 09/05/2022 - Join us on Wednesday, September 21, for the first meeting of this year's Medieval Studies Colloquium. This talk asks the question of how, as scholars mainly of written works, we can restore to the...

  • 04/19/2022 - On April 8th, 2022, members and guests of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Program in Medieval Studies gathered in the Architecture Building to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the...

  • 04/01/2022 - Dr. Kyle A. Thomas's lecture for the Medieval Studies Alumni Lecture series on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, is now available to stream. 

  • 03/09/2022 - The recording of Dr. Ann Hubert's lecture on "All is Fair in Love and War: Psychomachia and Romance in Mankind" is now available to stream here.

  • 02/11/2022 - Join us to hear from Medieval Studies alumnus Dr. Kyle A. Thomas, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Missouri State University on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Dr. Thomas will share his work on how...

  • 01/21/2022 - Professor Emeritus James W. Marchand, titan of Germanic Literatures and Languages and noted pool shark, passed away at the age of 95 in December 2021....

  • 01/17/2022 - Next in our Medieval Studies Alumni Lecture Series, we welcome Dr. Ann Hubert, Assistant Professor of English at St. Lawrence University on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Dr. Hubert will share her work on...

  • 10/20/2021 - To celebrate the Program's 20th anniversary, Medieval Studies is proud to welcome back some of our distinguished alumni for a virtual lecture series throughout 2021-2022. For the third event in our...

  • 04/26/2021 - Virtual Medieval Mayfest May 1st, 2:00-2:45 on the Urbana Free Library Facebook page   Come learn about medieval May Day customs as we sing and dance our way into spring! Watch performances of...

  • 11/14/2018 - The Global Prehumanisms conference, an Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies, was held on October 18-20 at the Levis Faculty Center and brought together scholars...

  • 09/19/2018 - Marianne Kalinke, Professor Emerita of Medieval Studies and Scandinavian Studies, received Iceland’s highest honor — the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Falcon — from President Guðni Th....