Mine the richness of the past to forge a better future. Students in the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early-Modern Studies Program discover the best of premodern history, music, art, politics, culture, language, and religious and philosophical thought. The minor epitomizes the liberal arts, the hallmark of the Lafayette experience, and brings them to life.



The Medieval, Renaissance, and Early-Modern Studies Program enables students to pursue an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural understanding of the premodern world.

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Students have options among four introductory courses, over 25 intermediate courses, and about 30 upper-level courses.

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Nearly 30 professors from 10 different departments contribute a wide range of expertise to the program.

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Contact Us

Olga Anna Duhl
Program Co-chair
427 Pardee Hall
(610) 330-5231

Eric Ziolkowski
Program Co-chair
334 Pardee Hall
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 330-5181

MREMS Events

2014 MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE BIRTHDAY LECTURES ...Commemorating the birth of Lafayette on September 6, 1757

Wednesday, September 17th, 4:15 pm, Gendebein Room, Skillman Library:
"Lafayette and the Abolitionists" by John Stauffer, Professor of English, American Studies, and Africana American Studies at Harvard University.

Thursday, October 9th, 4:30pm, Gendebein Room, Skillman Library: 2014 Paul and June Schlueter Lecture in the Art and History of the Book: "Tangled Texts in Early Modern England" by Heather Wolfe, Curator of Manuscripts at The Folger Shakespeare Library.

Thursday, October 16th, 4:15 pm, Gendebein Room, Skillman Library: "The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered" by Laura Auricchio, Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies and Assoc. Professor of Art History at The New School for Public Engagement.