The Medieval Studies Workshop aims to bring together faculty members and Ph.D. students from several departments to consider interdisciplinary scholarly developments in the field of medieval studies, a period spanning the fifth through the fifteenth century CE.
This Focal Group fosters deep scholarly engagement and interdisciplinary discussion among medievalist graduate students at Stanford. Medieval Studies is a field defined by chronology and language, but also by the kinds of sources available and its interdisciplinary approaches. This Focal Group provides a much-needed intellectual forum for graduate students in Medieval Studies, who are typically isolated in their departments.
The Medieval Studies Workshop complements the existing Center for Medieval Early Modern Studies (CMEMS) weekly lunch workshops that feature speaker presentations and discussions, by focusing on graduate student needs, and by specifically supporting graduate student research and professional development.