Celebrate 75 Years with Us!

Author: Medieval Institute

75th anniversary collage of institute images

Started 75 years ago by Fr. Philip Moore, CSC (pictured above, bottom left), 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. This is the Middle Ages you’ll meet here.

To mark our 75th anniversary, we've planned a robust slate of activities for our community. Join us in celebrating all year long! 


Don't miss the premiere of our new video, "The First 75 Years," on August 26th at 4:15 PM U.S. Eastern on our YouTube channel.


Hesburgh Library, West Pavilion

Sept. 11 — Falconry
Sept. 18 — Fencing
Oct. 1 — “Post-Pandemic Labor Markets”
Oct. 2 — “The Middle Ages in an Object”
Oct. 23 — Blacksmithing
Oct. 30 — Medieval Ghost Stories & Pumpkin-Carving Competition
Nov. 6 — Hildegard van Bingen’s Cosmic Egg
Nov. 20 — Harvest Feast


Medieval Institute Main Reading Room (715J Hesburgh Library) and live on our YouTube channel

Sept. 2 — Leslie Lockett (Ph.D. '04)

Nov. 11 — Andrea Robiglio (Past SIEPM Fellow)

Feb. 17 — Andrew Irving (Ph.D. '12)

Mar. 17 — Rachel Koopmans (Ph.D. '01)


Joyce Center, Monogram Room
September 23–24

This year's Conway Lectures will celebrate two important anniversaries: the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri and the 75th anniversary of the Medieval Institute. 

The speakers will be Simon Gilson (Oxford), Carol Lansing (UC, Santa Barbara), and Areli Marina (Kansas).

Find more details about all of these, and more, on our events page.

Visitors to campus, please review the University's visitor and masking policies before attending.