Program

MEDIEVAL STUDIES

Students of the Middle Ages, whatever their special area of interest, know that interdisciplinary study is no recent invention but an approach older than the modern system of organizing knowledge by “disciplines.” Through a study of the Medieval period, students can come to an understanding of a civilization in both its unity and diversity. Such a study offers coherence rather than fragmentation. If a liberal education is to be developed around an understanding of the past and present in terms of the connections among various phenomena, then medieval
studies is central to that education.

CHAIR OF MEDIEVAL STUDIES 2023-24

Dr. Sara Ann Knutson
Department of History
sa.knutson at ubc.ca