Explore and analyze developments in the period’s arts and letters, technology, trade, science, and religion in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Americas, India, and elsewhere.
A thorough, interdisciplinary examination of the medieval, renaissance, and early modern periods enables students to discover local and regional connections across the cultures in the discipline.
Through a deep engagement with the department’s courses and programming, students develop an appreciation for and understanding of how the distant past shapes and informs who we are today.
Students will study with faculty from a wide array of disciplines, such as English, art and art history, history, romance languages, religion, music, classics, Middle Eastern studies, political science, and astronomy and physics.
We strongly encourage Medieval and Renaissance Studies students to expand their global perspective by studying off campus and abroad. Explore immersive study in medieval and renaissance culture through off-campus study programs such as the Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies program at Oxford’s Keble College, administered through Middlebury College.
The resources available to students in Oxford is nearly unparalleled — it is possible to access nearly any academic work at a moment's notice through the Bodleian libraries.Matthew Kato Class of 2019