Since the 16th century, study of the middle ages implies studying a ‘middle’, or intermediary period, seen as standing between two great civilizations: Roman antiquity and the modern western world. This definition has had a major impact on scholarship, crystallizing a periodization that has now become traditional in most of the humanities.
The collaborative master’s in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MDR) has two goals:
- To offer at the graduate level a multi-disciplinary education in Medieval and Renaissance Studies;
- To teach students the theoretical approaches and methods of research specific to the study of the period.
The following academic units participate in the collaborative master’s in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: English, Classical Studies, Français, History, Music, Spanish, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. Please see the websites of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (www.grad.uottawa.ca ) for more information on the master’s program offered by each unit.
The title of the degree will indicate the discipline of the participating unit with the specification “specialization in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.”