Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Welcome

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.

The Politics of Desire, from the Cathar Heresy to the New Europe

A paper by John Ganim, University of California, Riverside for the English Research Seminar at 4:30 on Thursday 18 September in the 4th floor linkway, John Medley.

Discourses of Passion, Politics, Nurture and Feeling: Emotions in Middle English Literature III

A Middle English Study Day from 9:45-4:45 on Friday 19 September. All welcome. Details, including registration, speakers and readings.

Middle English Reading Group

The next meeting of the Middle English Reading Group will be at 11:00 on Monday 22 September, commencing The Owl and the Nightingale.

Old English Reading Group

The next meeting of the Old English Reading Group will be at 1:00 on Tuesday 23 September in John Medley 231.

The Status of Jerusalem and its Ruler in the Amarna Age

A paper by Anne Gardner, Monash University for the Ancient World Seminar at 1:00 on Tuesday 23 September in Theatre C, Old Arts.

The Res Gestae as Stuff, or The Materiality of the Res Gestae

Jason Adams will lead the next meeting of the Archaeology Reading Group at 6:00 on Thursday 25 September in Graduate Seminar Room 1, Old Arts.

Old French Reading Group

The next meeting of the Old French Reading Group will be at 12:00 on Monday 29 September in Babel 511, continuing Le Chevalier de la charrette by Chrétien de Troyes from line 1922.