John Martin
Director of Graduate Studies
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Duke University
Box 90656
Durham, NC 27708
(919) 681-8883



Program Description

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies draws upon the considerable strengths of the cooperating departments (Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Classical Studies, English, German Studies, History, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Romance Studies, and the Program in Literature), offering the graduate student a rich interdisciplinary approach. A participating student is enrolled in one of these departments and fulfills the Ph.D. requirements for that discipline while taking a program of electives which will advance interdisciplinary competence in a medieval or Renaissance area and attaining a certificate in Interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Important resources for study are the strong holdings of the Duke libraries (including several special collections for medieval and Renaissance studies), access to the programs of the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Graduate Colloquium, as well as fellowships and other support for dissertation work in the field.