Our students, faculty, and alumni study the histories and cultures of the world between 500-1500 AD, exploring the great diversity of the past.
This blog celebrates their work as they bring the Middle Ages to life both on and off campus.
The Medieval Studies Institute is a center for the study of medieval cultures. We provide support for study of the medieval world to students and faculty at Indiana University, and in the academy at large. Participating faculty are drawn from twenty academic departments at Indiana University.
Our work is often interdisciplinary, looking at the relationships between religious, social, political, and aesthetic practices; texts; and objects. From poetics and folklore, to science and religious materials and figures, experienced faculty, alumni, and students are your guides on this trip through history on the Medieval Studies Institute’s blog.