Columbia’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program brings together dozens of students and more than 70 faculty from a wide range of departments across the university. Traversing the artificial disciplinary and departmental barriers that too often subdivide this vibrant commingling, the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program offers unique opportunities to to explore the rich confluence of visual, musical, theological, and literary production in medieval and early modern cultures.

The Program offers an undergraduate concentration, a master's degree, and a doctoral certificate.

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August 29, 2023

Medieval French and Romance Reading Group

Ashley Leader and Alina Shubina are organizing a Medieval French and Romance reading group that will meet once a week to read and discuss Old/Middle French and Romance poetry, prose, documents, etc. Participants will read together at meetings, and all levels of familiarity with the language are welcome! If you'd like to join the mailing list, please email either Ashley at afl2130 at columbia.edu or Alina at as6167 at columbia.edu.