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Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Historians in the department who work on the medieval and early modern periods (ca. 500-1800) are dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of worlds that form a counterpoint to modernity and offer a vantage point from which to understand and interrogate it. Visual, print, and material cultures; religion; gender and sexuality; and the meeting of cultures across the Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Pacific are of particular interest.  Faculty and graduate students participate in a variety of interdisciplinary reading and discussion groups including the Premodern Colloquium, the Eighteenth-Century Studies Group, and the Atlantic Studies Initiative. History is also one of the core disciplines of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program (MEMS), which offers an undergraduate minor and in which graduate students can earn a certificate while completing requirements for the doctorate.

H. Erdem Cipa
Associate Professor
3012 Thayer Building 647-4637
Katherine French
J. Frederick Hoffman Professor of History; Associate Chair
1733 Haven Hall 734.647.4899
Valerie A. Kivelson
Thomas N. Tentler Collegiate Professor; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History
2743 Haven Hall
Victor B. Lieberman
Raoul Wallenberg Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Asian and Comparative History
1741 Haven Hall
Aidyn P. M. Osgood
Doctoral Candidate in History and Women's and Gender Studies
Helmut Puff
Elizabeth L. Eisenstein Collegiate Professor of History and Germanic Languages
3142 MLB