About Our Program
The University of Connecticut is one of the only graduate program’s in North America that offers degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Medieval Studies. Our program offers courses for both undergraduate and graduate programs with a core of courses in fields related to medieval studies, across disciplines on campus.
UConn Medieval Studies on Inclusion
In August 2017, the Medieval Academy of America condemned the distortion of the medieval past to support white supremacist agendas. The faculty and students of the Medieval Studies Program at the University of Connecticut join the MAA in encouraging all students and the general public to learn about the religious, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the medieval world, rather than accepting racist caricatures of it. Read the MAA’s statement here.
To learn more about its context start with this NPR Interview. To start learning about racism in the study of the Middle Ages, read The Public Medievalist on “Race, Racism, and the Middle Ages.” Across 2017-18 we ran a lecture series on the diversity of the Middle Ages, as well as a reading group and workshops to create a new Global Middle Ages course. We are compiling more resources here.