Welcome, weary pilgrim, to the online home of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Louisville. UofL is proud to be home to a vibrant community of students, teachers, and scholars engaged in the study of global culture from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Napoleonic Wars.  We have more than thirty affiliated faculty from seven departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Music.  Our faculty regularly offer public lectures, museum gallery talks, and research-in-progress presentations.  Because we believe that a rigorous research agenda is essential to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, our faculty have published numerous books as well as articles in such prestigious journals as Speculum, Gesta, Vivarium, Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Medieval Feminist Forum, Medievalia et Humanistica, Journal of English and Germanic Philology,and Mediæval Studies.

We also are pleased to sponsor a graduate certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the only degree of its kind in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Those pursuing the certificate have the opportunity to take classes in a variety of departments from some of the best teachers and most prominent scholars in their respective fields.  In addition, we encourage our students to present papers at academic conferences, to make use of UofL’s collection of medieval manuscripts and early printed books, and to take advantage of our membership in the Newberry Library’s Center for Renaissance Studies.  Students in this program have gone on to successful careers in such fields as theatre, museum studies, high school education, and academia.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the many opportunities for Medieval and Renaissance study at the University of Louisville. If you would like to be added to our list serve please email your contact information to Dr. Jennifer Westerfeld .

Genevieve Carlton, Department of History

Jennifer Westerfeld, Department of History