Director and Staff

Medieval Institute

Thomas Burman

Thomas E. Burman
Robert M. Conway Director of the Medieval Institute
Professor of History
(574) 631-6603
Twitter @bobqur




Megan J. Hall

Megan J. Hall, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
(574) 631-8304





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CJ (Claire Taylor) Jones
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of German
(574) 631-3795




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Linda Major
Associate Teaching Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
(574) 631-8645




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Christopher Liebtag Miller
Assistant Teaching Professor
(574) 631-6081





Thomson Guster

Thomson Guster
Administrative Coordinator
(574) 631-6603





The Medieval Studies Research Blog: Meet us at the Crossroads of Everything

The Medieval Studies Research Blog is a multi-author blog site sponsored by the Medieval Institute. The blog is maintained and promoted by a blog manager and regular contributors who are current or former Notre Dame graduate students working in some area of medieval studies. Guest posts come from current and former members, as well as friends, of Notre Dame’s vibrant international medievalist community.

*Update 3/19/20: The work of the starred blog contributors has been temporarily furloughed as part of the University of Notre Dame's response to COVID-19. In their absence, please direct inquiries to


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Richard Fahey*





Cait Stevenson

Cait Stevenson* 





Becky West

Becky West 





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Romain Thurin






Julia Schneider

Julia Schneider, Ph.D.
Medieval Studies Librarian
(574) 631-5724





David Gura

David T. Gura, Ph.D.
Curator, European Manuscripts, Early Imprints, and the History of the Book; Classical and Byzantine Studies Librarian
(574) 631-6489