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

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. 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.  

  2. 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.

  3. Oct. 18, 2017Medieval Lecture Series - Geneviève Dumas' "Waterworks in Medieval Montpellier"

    The University of Waterloo and St. Jerome’s University are pleased to announce a workshop in our Medieval Lecture series. Come and enjoy cheese and pastries, relaxed conversation, and a discussion of water management in medieval Montpellier on Wednesday, 18 October 2017, from 4:30-6:00 at St. Jerome's University in SJ2-2007 with the Reception beginning at 4:30 followed by a lecture delviered by the brilliant Dr. Geneviève Dumas.

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