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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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MARS is pleased to announce its annual lecture on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, from 4-5 p.m. in Tate 22. This year’s speaker is Dr. Jonathan Sawday of St. Louis University. The title of his talk is "'Commit to these Waste Blanks': On Blank Space and Interpretation.” It focuses mainly on the early modern period, but will range into the eighteenth and twentieth centuries as well. The lecture will be followed by an informal reception in Tate 215.

Dr. Sawday will also be giving a workshop for graduate students from 2-3 p.m. in Tate 114D. The title of the workshop is: "The object of our study: early print sources in a digital age.” It is open to all graduate students. There are some brief preparatory readings. Any graduate student who would like a copy of the readings should contact Anne Myers at