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Video: Theology Professor Robin Jensen on Understanding Early Christian Art and Architecture

Author: Todd Boruff

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“It’s my conviction that the best way to know about how early Christians worshipped — even what they believed — is to try to get as much information as we can about where they lived and what they saw, not just what they wrote and what they read,” said Robin Jensen, the Patrick O’Brien Professor of Theology and fellow of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame. Jensen researches topics at the intersections of Christian art, architecture, liturgy, and theology. Her forthcoming book examines the history of the cross from a variety of liturgical and social perspectives, both in ancient times and in contemporary culture. Read More

With NEH and Fulbright Grants, Irish Language and Literature Assistant Professor and Medievalist Studies Poetics of Irish Places

Author: Carrie Gates

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Amy Mulligan, assistant professor of Irish language and literature and fellow of the Medieval Institute, has won a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award, to travel to Ireland as she conducts research for her book project, “A Landscape of Words: The Poetics of Irish Space.” Read More

Medievalist Fellow and Colleague Honored for Career Contributions to Department of Film, Television, and Theatre

Author: Brian Wallheimer

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Two faculty members and former chairs who were instrumental in the development of the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre are taking their final bows. Medieval Institute Fellow, Mark Pilkinton, who expanded the department in the 1980s and pushed for the building of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, retired this summer. Donald Crafton unified the department during his tenure as chair and expanded it to include film and television studies. He will retire after the fall semester. Read More

Upcoming Events

Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies, March 9-11, 2017

Location: University of Notre Dame

Vagantes Conference

The annual graduate student Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies will be held in 2017 at Notre Dame and is sponsored in part by the Medieval Institute, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Medieval Academy of America, and the University of Notre Dame College of Arts & Letters.

Medieval Institute Graduation Ceremony


Location: Alumni Hall Chapel

Each year, the Medieval Institute honors its graduating students with an all-Latin ceremony. Light refreshments for the graduates and their guests will follow in the Alumni Hall courtyard at the conclusion of the ceremony. Congratulations to them all!…