Welcome to the Global Medieval Studies Program!

Global Medieval Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study connecting faculty and students from over fifteen departments at Georgetown and spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Global Medieval Studies Awards for Academic Excellence! Read more about each of the projects here.

Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Stetkevych on winning the 2022 King Faisal Prize in Arabic Language and Literature! Dr. Stetkevych is one of our program’s affiliated faculty, and Global Medieval Studies is incredibly grateful for her expertise and scholarship. See the full news release announcing the prize here

Congratulations to Visiting Researcher Dr. Laura Morreale for winning the MAA’s 2022 Digital Humanities and Multimedia Prize for her work on the web-based research project DALME: The Documentary Archaeology of Late Medieval Europe! More information about the prize and Dr. Morreale’s work can be found here.

The Global Medieval Studies Program welcomes input from the Georgetown community. Please suggest future speakers and events with our digital submission box (new window).


Courses in Global Medieval Studies

Our majors and minors can take courses about everything from witches to world literature. Click here to see the courses cross-listed with MVST in the fall semester.

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Premodern Worlds: Podcasts on Medieval Africa

Check out our most recent project, “Premodern Worlds: A History Through Objects” — a podcast series produced by students focusing on medieval Africa.


Incorporate Global Medieval Studies into Study Abroad!

Apply for our program’s study abroad Travel Award, learn about study abroad options that can easily be incorporated into our program coursework, and take a look at summer abroad programs!


Hear from Global Georgetown on the ways the Global Medieval Studies Program is reorienting the world.