Research and education in the field of medieval studies at Utrecht University is carried out at the Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies (UCMS). The Utrecht-based medievalists share their knowledge of medieval culture with a wider audience in various ways.

Present-day importance of the Middle Ages

Many of the discussions we see in society today do not look any further back than a couple of generations at the most. This kind of short-term thinking leads to a limited viewpoint - a ‘provincialism of time’. Focusing on the culture of the Middle Ages in all its facets provides us with a different view on today’s problems: a long-term perspective, which invites a comparative approach.

News

16 June 2017
With the first English translation of the Missale Gothicum, Els Rose opens up the unique and colourful world of late antique and early medieval liturgical life.
1 March 2017
Eight Humanities programmes have been ranked best in their field, according to Keuzegids Masters 2017.
Dr. Els Rose
17 February 2017
Medievist dr. Els Rose receives Vici grant worth one and half million euros.

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Events

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 8635, 112r.
2 February 2018
For this graduate conference on book history (c. 650-1600) Research Master students and PhD students are welcome to submit paper proposals before 1 September.
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Areas of expertise: texts | visual culture | music | philosophy | religion | Latin | vernaculars | manuscripts | long term perspective |
connection with the present