Welcome to the Program in Global Medieval Studies at Rutgers University. The Program is an interdisciplinary enterprise that offers an undergraduate major and a certificate program for graduate students. Courses in medieval fields at Rutgers are taught by an outstanding faculty, many of whom have achieved international recognition for their work.

Faculty associated with the program in Global Medieval Studies study a sweeping past, one that stretches from late antiquity up through the fifteenth century, and across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. They work on illuminated manuscripts, civic records, art objects, performances, and literary traditions. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the program, students have the opportunity to take courses and work with faculty in many departments, including Art History, Classics, English, History, Religion, Philosophy, several Romance and Germanic language departments, Asian Languages and Literatures, and AMESALL. 

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Images on the homepage:

  • World Map from a 16th century manuscript of al-Idrisi’s description of the world (1154). Bodleian Library MS. Pococke 375.
  • Astrolabe, crafted by Abd al-Karim al-Asturlabi, 13th century. On display at the British Museum.
  • Astrological diagram in Matfré Ermengau of Béziers’ Breviari d'Amor, 14th century Spain. British Library MS. Yates Thompson 31