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.
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
Annual MARS Lecture: Dr. Lynn Ransom: "An Open Access Project Before the Internet Age: Ernest Cushing Richardson’s ‘Union World Catalogue of Manuscript Books’"
April 20, 2015, 5:00 pm
201 Switzler Hall
Dr. Lynn Ransom is the Project Manager for the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania, which supports scholarly work in locating information about the history and provenance of specific manuscripts. Now that it includes over 100,000 manuscript entries, the database is beginning to provide useful aggregate data about different types or groupings of manuscripts. Dr. Ransom will present a public lecture on the Schoenberg Database and its relationship to a similar project attempted in the 1920s by an American librarian and medievalist whose project and visions for democratic access to the world’s manuscripts paralleled contemporary open access projects. She also will hold a graduate seminar on moral and pedagogical schemata in medieval art, drawing from her scholarly work on the Verger de Soulas and other 13th- and 14th-century manuscripts.
MARS at Kalamazoo 2015:
May 14-17 2015, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Please attend our two sessions on “Medieval Emotions: Affect and the Medieval Experience,” on Thursday May 14 at 10 am and at 1:30 pm.