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The Impostor Sea: A Report from the Archives

Professor Hussein Fancy looks into the hazards of life on the medieval Mediterranean

Helmut Puff Named Director of Eisenberg Institute of Historical Studies

Puff, of History and Germanic Languages and Literature, is the Institute's fifth director

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.