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 10 August, continuing The Owl and the Nightingale from line 1687.

Old English Reading Group

The next meeting of the Old English Reading Group will be at 1:00 on Tuesday 11 August in John Medley 106.

The Minoan Script: Recent Advances in the Decipherment of Linear A

A paper by Brent Davis, University of Melbourne, for the Ancient World Seminar at 1:00 on Tuesday 11 August in the Macmahon Ball theatre, Old Arts.

ISIL’s War on Archaeology: The Eradication of Iraqi and Syrian Cultural and Archaeological Heritage

Andrea Argirides will chair the next meeting of the Archaeology Reading Group at 6:00 on Thursday 13 August in Graduate Seminar Room 2, Old Arts.

Mount Joy: An Emotional History of a Landscape

A paper by Anthony Bale, University of London, for the Early Modern Circle at 6:15 on Monday 17 August in Babel 506.

Emotions in Middle English Literature IV: Places, Spaces, Faces

The fourth study day on the role of emotions in Middle English literature will be held from 9:15-4.45 on Friday 28 August in the Upper East Room, First Floor, University House.

Livonia as a Seedbed of Medievalism and Romanticism: 1740-1850

A paper by Biruta Flood, Monash University, for the Medieval Round Table at 6:00 on Monday 7 September in Babel 303.