Medieval and Early Modern Studies at UMBC

What is MEMS?

At UMBC, the study of the medieval and early modern world encompasses a chronology from late antiquity to the eighteenth century and pushes beyond the borders of Europe. Incorporating the Islamicate world, the Atlantic World, Africa and East Asia, as well as Europe, our understanding of the premodern attends to the movement of people, ideas, material cultures, literatures and languages across the globe. The minor draws on courses offered in English, History, Ancient Studies, Music, Africana Studies, East Asian Studies, and Visual Arts, and is thus truly interdisciplinary at its core.

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Check out our Summer and Fall 2024 MEMS Courses!


Announcing the Caroline Iannone Travel Abroad Fellowship!



Watch a Presentation for MEMS from the Walters Museum!