MA in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

This program is designed for students with a strong research agenda centered around late antique and medieval Latin, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine, Slavonic, South Caucasian, Eastern Christian, Arabic, Ottoman or Indian culture and a solid grounding in medieval or early modern history or a bordering discipline, such as philology, literature, philosophy or archeology. You will master the latest research methodologies and enrich your research through the study of relevant source languages.

This research-oriented, intensive program encourages you to focus on your chosen area of specialty within a highly comparative and interdisciplinary framework. The core curriculum reflects the multi- and interdisciplinary goals of the department emphasizing the interconnectedness of different facets of the medieval past. It includes an emphasis on modern research methodologies and intense work with the languages of medieval source materials.

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Courses include:

  • Ancient and Medieval Cosmologies
  • Introduction to Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies
  • Introduction to Research Resources for Medievalists
  • Eastern Christians in the Ottoman Empire, 14th-18th Centuries
  • Great Themes of Late Antique, Byzantine and Medieval Philosophy
  • History of Dogma: From the Early Christian Times to the Reformation – East and West
  • Mongol Empire in Eurasia and its Impact on Central Europe
  • Sources, Methods and New Perspectives in Ottoman History (14th to 17th Centuries)
  • Students and Scholars in Byzantium: Education and Erudition in the Medieval World
  • Thinking with Things: Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture
  • Divine Love in Religious History
  • Everyday Life History in Empire and Beyond
  • Late Antique and Medieval Theories of Language
  • Reading Late Ancient and Medieval Autobiographies
  • The Age of Constantine: The Later Roman Empire in the Making
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Admissions requirements:

  • Completed online application form
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Minimum four-year bachelor’s or master’s degree in history, art history, archeology, philosophy, philology or literature
  • Academic records
  • Research proposal
  • Familiarity with a relevant source language
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