Welcome to Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Missouri!
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.
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The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program's annual lecture will feature Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitor Dr. Jonathan Sawday of St. Louis University. His talk is drawn from his new book project, The Blank Spaces of Early Modernity, and is titled "'Commit to these Waste Blanks': On Blank Space and Interpretation.”
His visit is generously sponsored by the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Program. The talk will take place on April 2, 3-4pm, location TBA.
Call for Papers
The Mid America Medieval Association (MAMA) conference will be held at The University of Missouri and Columbia College, in Columbia, Missouri on February 22, 2014. The theme is “The Global Middle Ages.” The Plenary Address, “Reading Medieval French Literature from a Global Perspective,” will be given by Sahar Amer, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Sydney.