Welcome to the Center for
Medieval & Byzantine Studies
The Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies at CUA offers a meeting point and active scholarly community for researchers and students of the medieval period. It involves over forty faculty members from various schools and departments and offers an interdisciplinary program in Medieval and Byzantine Studies both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Medieval and Byzantine Studies Program was organized in 1969 and operates under the general direction of an interdisciplinary committee. The purpose of the program is to promote the understanding and study of the medieval world and its cultures, to introduce students to various fields of the discipline and their methodologies, and to provide a solid basis for advanced research into the medieval period in subject areas which require a background that transcends the boundaries of a single discipline.
In addition to exploring the historical and cultural developments within the traditional boundaries of Medieval Europe from ca. A.D. 300 to 1500, our students have opportunities to study Near Eastern Christianity, the Islamic world, Byzantium, and Judaism.
For Prospective Graduate Students
MBS NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Upcoming Event: Professor Chris Wickham, The University of Oxford, will be giving a graduate student seminar for students in History and MBS on February 11, before his public lecture. The title of the seminar will be "A Flemish abbot meets Innocent II, 1141." The seminar will be open by registration only.
Alumni news: Atria A. Larson, Ph.D. 2010 in Medieval and Byzantine Studies, has been awarded the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise 2015 for her book Master of Penance: Gratian and the Development of Penitential Thought and Law in the Twelfth Century (CUA Press, 2014) from the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany.
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064
Phone: (202) 319-5794
Fax: (202) 319-6609
Dr. Lilla Kopár
Associate Professor of English
Assistant Professor of History