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Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Center for


455 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chris Highley

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) brings together over 100 faculty from more than 20 departments. The CMRS curriculum offers students fresh encounters with familiar medieval and Renaissance subjects, such as Gothic Paris and Shakespeare, but it also opens up unexpected windows on the medieval and early modern eras around the globe, from the New World to the Far East; it blends traditional historical and literary study with other disciplines, such as environmental science and the hands-on study of manuscripts and early printed books.

The breadth of CMRS’s intellectual interests is sustained outside the classroom by an annual series of scholarly lectures and symposia, partnerships with student organizations, and annual grants and awards for student research.