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Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Sharon Herbert named Distinguished University Professor

Professor Herbert honored for her career in the field, the museum, the classroom, and running IPCAA. Congratulations!

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.

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.