Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Studies


Welcome to the home page of Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Melbourne. This is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental programme, offering a range of courses in these areas in a series of undergraduate majors, postgraduate coursework programmes and research degrees.

The undergraduate majors, the Graduate Certificate and Diploma and the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma allow you to combine subjects from different Schools in the Arts Faculty and selected subjects from the Faculties of Music and Architecture, Building and Planning.

If you are interested in undertaking a research degree (MA or PhD), please contact staff in the relevant School.

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News and Events

There are many discussion groups, seminars and conferences in these fields: see the links under Seminars and Conferences on this page.

Middle English Reading Group

The next meeting of the Middle English Reading Group will be at 11:00 on Monday 1 June, continuing The Owl and the Nightingale from line 1243.

Puerile Justice: The Voice of a Boy in Jack and His Stepdame

A paper by Melissa Raine, University of Melbourne, for the Medieval Round Table at 6:00 on Monday 1 June in Graduate Seminar Room 2, Old Arts.

Old English Reading Group

The next meeting of the Old English Reading Group will be at 1:00 on Tuesday 2 June in John Medley 106.

Two Bells, a Rock and a Hammer: Sound and Silence in Renaissance Florence

A paper by Niall Atkinson, University of Chicago, for the Early Modern Circle at 6:15 on Monday 15 June in Babel 506.


The 10th Biennial ANZAMEMS Conference will be hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland from 14-18 July.