Centre for Medieval Studies

The Centre for Medieval Studies at Stockholm University encourages interdisciplinary research and supports the integration of a range of perspectives, methods and theories across several academic disciplines. Research is focused mainly on medieval Europe, from late Antiquity to the early Renaissance, but other cultural regions are also considered within the given time framework.

The Centre for Medieval Studies at Stockholm University functions as an umbrella organization for a variety of disciplines, including Archaeology, Art History, Economic History, History, History of Religions, Human Geography, Literature, Music, Numismatics, Philosophy, Physical Geography, Theatre, and Quaternary Geology; as well as a range of language departments, representing French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, and Scandinavian Languages.

Events organised by the Centre include seminars, workshops, conferences and excursions led by researchers from Scandinavia and other countries; activities are planned and developed by individual researchers as well as by groups of researchers working in co-operation, and new events are constantly under development.

The Centre for Medieval Studies co-operates with many institutions both within and outside of Sweden to plan and implement new research, and to provide courses with medieval themes. The Centre provides a 120-ECTS Master programme in Medieval Studies.

The director of the Centre is Professor Kurt Villads Jensen, and secretary Dr. Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist.

For further information, please contact us by e-mail .

News and events

  • Medieval Seminar

The program for the spring term is ready. The first Medieval Seminar of spring term 2018 takes place on Monday 5 February 2018. Alexandra Petrulevich, Agnieszka Backman, Simon Skovgaard Boeck, Jorunn Hartmann, Rasmus Ljungström, Andreas Lecerof (Uppsala University): Fornnordisk omvärldsuppfattning: workshop och projektpresentation. Time: 14:00–17:00. Place: D900, Department of History, Stockholm University. See the full program here.