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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.

Research Blog

The Medieval Studies Research Blog, "Meet us at the Crossroads of Everything," is a multi-author blog sponsored by the Medieval Institute. Our posts come from current and former members as well as friends of Notre Dame’s vibrant international medievalist community. The blog represents the full spectrum of research performed among medieval scholars, including topics related to current research projects, pedagogy, the state of the humanities, working in the archives, translation and editing projects, and more. We'd love to have you contribute!

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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