For a list of the current semester's events, see this page.

For more information about our past events, including video recordings, newspaper articles, and UNL press release write-ups, see this page.

About the Program

Medieval and Renaissance culture (500-1660) lies at the root of most modern cultures of the Western world. The period has a profound impact on Western culture's current literature, philosophy, art, religion and politics. Studying the ideas of the Medieval and Renaissance periods gives us a clearer understanding of our present world, which is dominated by that culture's institutions. Read more here.

News and Events

Please see Program News for more information about the achievements and awards of our faculty and students. 

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, and, more specifically, our Elizabethan Gala from December 2013, are the subject of a recent video posted on the "NebraskaFoundation" channel on YouTube. 

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Here's a video of our wonderful student-led celebration of Joan of Arc's 600th birthday on November 28, 2012.