Apply to our Ph.D. Program

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is one of the leading centers in the United States for the advanced study of medieval culture. The graduate program provides students with superb technical training, but it also equips them with a holistic vision of the Middle Ages, grounded in a mastery of sources and languages and extending to the whole of its life and culture. The Medieval Institute welcomes applications from students of high academic ability who wish to pursue a career teaching and researching the Middle Ages. Generous fellowship support and light service demands allow students to devote themselves fully to their course of study. Applications are due by January 4, 2019.

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 Fall 2018 Spotlight features Leslie Lockett (Ph.D., 2004), Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at The Ohio State University and a specialist in Old English and Latin literature as well as early medieval intellectual history and manuscript studies. We sat down with Professor Lockett to learn about her experience as a medievalist and university professor.

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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