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Scholarly research is a key enterprise at the Medieval Institute and its library collection provides an unequaled resource essential to the study of the Middle Ages. Scholars from around the world come to use the materials collected here. Our Reading Rooms are open to all patrons weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excepting University closures.

Conway Lectures

Begun in 2002 in honor of Robert M. Conway, Notre Dame alumnus and trustee and long-time friend and supporter of the Medieval Institute, the annual Conway Lectures bring senior scholars of international distinction to Notre Dame each fall to speak on topics across a variety of disciplines. The 2018 Conway Lectures will be delivered by Niklaus Largier, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Berkeley University.

Alumni Spotlight

Each fall and spring we present a new Alumni Spotlight featuring the career paths of Institute alumni. Our Spring 2018 Spotlight features Dr. Louis Jordan (Ph.D., 1980). We asked him to share with us his journey from Institute graduate to veteran administrator at the Hesburgh Libraries for over thirty years.

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Omnia disce. Videbis postea nihil esse superfluum. (Learn everything, and you will see afterward that nothing is superfluous.)

Hugh of St. Victor (d. 1141), Didascalicon 6.3