The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program seeks to promote the past as vibrant intellectual subject of study. It is dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary work within departments; to building connections between departments; and to bringing MU in contact with nationally recognized medieval and Renaissance scholars.

We are a growing and dynamic group of students and faculty who share an interest in these two fascinating periods. On this website you will find links to resources in eleven separate departments, as well as events and programs that bring these departments together, from interdisciplinary minors at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to professional meetings, campus events, social gatherings, and links to resources outside the university. Explore Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Missouri.

Contact Us

Prof. Emma Lipton

c/o Department of English
114 Tate Hall, University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone (573) 882-6421, Fax (573) 882-5785.


MAMA XL "Other Worlds"

Conference Announcement and CFP
for the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the

SATURDAY, 17 September 2016

Plenary speaker: Richard Firth Green, Humanities Distinguished Professor, The Ohio State University

Papers are invited on any medieval topic, including, of course, those aligned with the conference theme. While Professor Green’s plenary address will be drawn from his recent work on the world of faerie and his forthcoming book, The Bonny Road: Traffic with the Otherworld in the Middle Ages, “Other Worlds” can be construed to encompass many other worlds indeed, spiritual, supernatural, imaginary or fanciful, social, physical, metaphysical, psychological, gendered, ethnic, geographical—with Paradise, Purgatory, Hell, the past, the future, the cloister, the college, the East, Islam, Judaism, social classes other than one’s own, lands other than one’s own, Camelot, Avalon, and faerie, itself, representing only a few of the possibilities.

Please send 250-word abstracts of papers on any medieval topic no later than 6 May 2016 to:

Mel Storm
Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

Romance Studies Lecture

In April 2016, Roberta Krueger, Burgess Professor of French at Hamilton College, will present a talk on Jean de Saintré and gender. This lecture is organized by the Department of Romance Languages and Literature.

Upcoming Events

"The Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project – a new model for site preservation and community engagement in heritage."

Stephen Mandal, Director of the Irish Archaeology Field School and AIA George H. Forsyth, Jr. Memorial Lecturer, will talk about the current excavations at a thirteenth-century Dominican friary in Ireland. His talk is entitled, "The Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project – a new model for site preservation and community engagement in heritage." The lecture will take place on Thursday, January 28, in Lefevre 112. A reception will open the event at 5:00 pm with the lecture following at 5:30. The event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

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