Started 75 years ago by Fr. Philip Moore, CSC, the Medieval Institute has been the leading institution in the United States for the study of medieval Catholic culture and history. Beyond that, it has grown as well into a pre-eminent center for research and education on Greek Byzantium, Arab Islam, and the Jewish diaspora — and especially on a millennium of interactions among them. Don't miss our closing video, reflecting on all our community has done this year to mark this momentous occasion. Here's to another 75 years!
Each fall and spring we present a new Alumni Spotlight featuring the career paths of Institute alumni. Our Spring 2022 graduate spotlight features Catherine A. Brown Tkacz (Ph.D. '83), the first woman to earn her doctorate from the Medieval Institute. She is now Research Professor of Theology at Ukrainian Catholic University and was recently appointed to a new papal commission to study women deacons. Her career shows how rigorous historical inquiry can promote the equal dignity of women and be of service to the church.
Established in 1946, the Medieval Institute is the oldest and largest center in the United States dedicated to the study and teaching of all aspects of medieval culture. Your gift will allow the Medieval Institute to continue the outstanding work of its faculty and students.
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