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.

A Thing of the Past: Archaeology and the Alienation of the Historical Other

The next meeting of the Archaeology Reading Group will be chaired by Annelies Van de Ven at 6:00 on Thursday 28 August 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 1 September in Babel 511, continuing Le Chevalier de la charrette by Chrétien de Troyes from line 1685.

The Logics of Medieval Crime Fiction

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

Why Did Isaac Newton Believe in Alchemy?

A public lecture by Professor Bill Newman, Indiana University, at 6:30 on Monday 1 September in the Elizabeth Murdoch Theatre. Admission is free but booking is required.

Old English Reading Group

The next meeting of the Old English Reading Group will be at 1:00 on Tuesday 2 September.

From Anatolia to Angkor: Archaeological Ceramics and Political Dynamics

A paper by Peter Grave, University of New England and Lisa Kealhofer, Santa Clara University, CA for the Ancient World Seminar at 1:00 on Tuesday 2 September in Theatre C, Old Arts.

Middle English Reading Group

The next meeting of the Middle English Reading Group will be at 11:00 on Monday 8 September, continuing Higden's Polychronicon.