Graduate Program in Medieval History
Welcome to The Catholic University of America Graduate Program in Medieval History website. The Department of History offers both a MA and a PhD degree in Medieval History. Please see the Department of History webpage for more information on the program and applying for admission.
In response to student interest, this website aims to bring together information about programs, events, fellowships, conferences, and websites of interest to graduate students in medieval history. It will be updated regularly to reflect new events and programs. Please direct questions, comments, and suggestions to Dr. Jennifer Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Katherine L. Jansen, head of the medieval section
There are many more medievalists on the CUA campus; see also The Center for the Study of Early Christianity and The Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies for further information about medieval studies at CUA.
Graduate Student News:
Please send news about conferences papers given by graduate students, grants won by graduate students, etc. to Dr. Davis.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
History Department Colloquia:
History Department Colloquia:
Center for the Study of Early Christianity Events:
Medieval Movie (K)night
MBS Lecture Series:
The following fellowships may be of interest to graduate students in medieval history. The list below emphasizes external fellowships to fund travel to European and US research collections, rather than internal fellowships to support graduate study. For more information on funding graduate study at CUA, please see the Department website.
The American Academy in Rome (Rome Prize) (for travel to Rome)
American Association of University Women Fellowships (several fellowships and grants for women graduate students)
American Historical Association (various fellowships available)
American Philosophical Society (offering a number of different fellowship opportunities)
The Camargo Foundation Fellowships (for residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France)
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (for dissertations addressing religious or ethical issues)
Chateaubriand Fellowship (for travel to France)
DAAD (for travel to Germany)
Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships in Byzantine Studies (for study at Dumbarton Oaks)
Fulbright Fellowships (Institute for International Education) (fellowships to most countries)
Gennadius Library Fellowships in Byzantine Studies (for travel to Greece)
Hill Museum and Manuscript Library Heckman Stipends (for study at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, which has its own manuscript collection, as well as digital copies and microfilms of many medieval manuscripts)
Huntington Library Fellowships (for study at the Huntington Library, a manuscript library with particularly extensive holdings in British materials)
The Medieval Academy of America (various fellowships available)
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowships (for travel to the Newberry Library, a manuscript library in Chicago)
Phi Beta Kappa (the Sibley fellowship given in alternate years for travel to France)
Social Sciences Research Council (for travel to various countries)
Vatican Film Library Mellon Fellowship (for work at the Vatican Film Library, which contains microfilms of Vatican manuscripts, as well as other manuscript microfilms)
The American Historical Association also maintains an extensive Grants and Fellowships Database. The Database is available only to members; go to [www.historians.org] to join the AHA.
Conferences and Seminars
This list includes some major annual conferences of general interest to medievalists, followed by some more specific meetings and seminars.
Vagantes (largest medieval graduate student conference in the US)
American Numismatics Society, Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics (offered every summer in New York)
The Medieval Academy maintains an extensive listing of conferences related to medieval studies.
Other Websites of Interest to Medievalists
Medieval Sources On-Line:
Other Resources for Medievalists:
Manuscript Libraries and Digital Manuscripts:
There are a number of resources available at CUA and in the DC area to aid students in fulfilling their language requirements. These include:
In order to arrange language exams, please contact Morgan McDonald at the Counseling Center at email@example.com.
The Medieval Institute at Notre Dame also offers summer language and paleography training.
For further information on the requirements of the MA and PhD programs, please see the Graduate Program page on the History Department website.
For information on graduate students grades, see the University policies.