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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.

Greek Cultural Evening

Join the Byzantine Studies Program and the Medieval Institute for a Greek Cultural Evening! The main event is a concert by the group Trio Levante with Kostas Challoumas, joined by singer Eirini Tornesaki, together with a lecture given by ethnomusicologist Professor Yona Stamatis (University of Illinois, Springfield). The concert starts at 5 p.m. and will be preceded by an opening reception at 4 p.m. in DPAC. Collaborating with bassist Kostas Challoumas and singer Eirini Tornesake, Trio Levante will present a tribute concert of Greek traditional songs from the Smyrna school, pre-war rebetiko, nisiotika and laiko This musical journey will include some of the most beautiful songs and sounds of Asia Minor, the Greek mainland and the Greek islands, including Crete and Cyprus. This is a free but ticketed event; tickets are available through the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

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