Welcome to Medieval Studies

Welcome to the website for Canada’s oldest undergraduate
Medieval Studies program! Our research and teaching emphasize interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to the study of medieval Europe and the Near East, the birthplace of Western
civilization.

The Faculty of Arts acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River

  1. Apr. 1, 2019Congratulations to Stavros Stavroulias!

    Congratulations to Stavros Stavroulias! Stavros will be Valedictorian for the Faculty of Arts convocation this coming spring. This is a well deserved accolade for our Medieval Studies & Speech Communication double major. Stavros, as you all know, is involved in a myriad of clubs, activities, and studies. To name but a few roles Stavros has taken on: Consul of the Classical & Medieval Students Society, student representative on the Arts Endowment Fund, VP Academic representative for the Arts Student Union, pop up art show participant, and the list goes on.

  2. Oct. 4, 2018Medieval Studies Lecture Series

    St. Jerome's University and the University of Waterloo are proud to announce a lecture by Prof. Dana Polanichka on Thursday October 4 from 4:30-6 at St Jerome's, SJ2 2002.  The lecture is titled, Mother Knows Best:  What Dhuoda Can Teach Us about Gender, Book Culture, and Politics in the Carolingian World.  The reception starts at 4:30 and the lecture follows the reception.  Please see poster for more details.  

  3. Oct. 23, 2017Medieval Lecture Series - Marla Segol's "The Secret Beginnings of the Golem"

    Please join the Medieval Studies Department as they host Dr. Marla Segol for a talk entitled "The Secret Beginnings of the Golem: Manuscript Diagrams, Magic, and History." The talk will be held on October 23rd, 2017 in EV3 4412 at 4:30 - 6:00pm.

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  1. Sep. 23, 2019Lecture by Dr. PJP Goldberg

    Medieval Studies at St. Jerome's University/ University of Waterloo would like to invite you to attend the first lecture in the 2019-2020 Medieval Lecture Series on Monday, 23 September 2019.  Dr. PJP Goldberg, Reader at the University of York, UK, will be discussing “Hermaphrodite Priests and Female Sodomites: Problematising Sex and Gender in Later Medieval Europe." There will be light refreshments and lively discussion before the talk.

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