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Medieval Studies

About the Program

The University of Texas Medieval Studies program draws on the strengths of distinguished faculty in fifteen academic units in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Fine Arts.

Medievalist faculty offer seminars in a wide range of fields:

  • English
  • Comparative Literature
  • History
  • French and Italian
  • Spanish and Portuguese
  • Germanic Studies
  • Slavic and Eurasian Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Art and Art History
  • Classics
  • Music

In addition, faculty members in Law, Linguistics, Architecture, Government, and Theater and Dance strengthen our course offerings and thesis and dissertation direction.

Courses range from foundational core offerings that feature traditional methods and materials, to courses that introduce innovative, experimental, and theoretical work.

In support of our research and teaching, the University of Texas libraries hold some eight million volumes, feature many special collections, and offer digital access through several online databases to articles, books, manuscripts, and visual images. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center holds a significant collection of medieval manuscripts and visual images, including the Cardigan Chaucer, and substantial collections of early scholarly editions. A copy of the Gutenberg Bible is on permanent exhibition at the Ransom Center.