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How Islam Became a Matter of State

The work of Kathryn Babayan (Near Eastern Studies, History, and MEMS) is cited in a Guardian article about the political motivations behind Iran's conversion to Shia Islam in 1501.

The Humanity of the Medieval Wildman

MEMS' new director, Peggy McCracken, delivered her inaugural lecture as the Domna C. Stanton Collegiate Professor of French, Women's Studies, and Comparative Literature

At Michigan, Medieval and Early Modern Studies is an interdisciplinary program with students and faculty from many departments and degree programs across the university. Among similar programs nationally and internationally, MEMS is distinctive because of its global conception—embracing work on the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas as well as Europe, the traditional focus of MEMS scholarship.