Medieval Studies


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Steven Bednarski
519-884-8111 x 28276
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Welcome to Medieval Studies

From the fall of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the modern era, this interdisciplinary field of study, co-sponsored by St. Jerome’s University and the University of Waterloo, allows students to explore their particular interests, be exposed to new areas of study, and revisit neglected topics.


The study of the Middle Ages is fascinating and increasingly recognized as vital to the understanding of the formation of modern civilization. The roots of our culture stem from the Medieval world which preserved and enlarged upon classical heritage. Medieval Studies at St. Jerome’s University is supported by several academic departments, including History, Classical Studies, English, Fine Arts, French and Italian Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Music, and Philosophy.

CAMELOT - Conference on Archaeology, the Medieval, and Experiential Learning Outcomes of Tomorrow
Sunday, September 16, 2018
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
SJU Academic Centre and Grounds
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Hosted by St. Jerome's University and its Medieval Studies DRAGEN Lab


Hear Ye, Hear Ye!


CAMELOT – Conference on Archaeology, the Medieval, and Experimental Learning of Tomorrow – has almost arrived! This FREE, day-long public conference features papers, presentations, vendors, AND a full-scale Viking Ship, the Gyrfalcon. In addition, The Wareham Forge, a traditional Norse forge, a bloomery iron furnace, will be operational on the St. Jerome University's campus for the duration of the conference. Artisan blacksmith Darrell Markewitz will deliver a formal presentation and be on-hand to answer questions.


The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at St. Jerome’s University in the University of Waterloo and features a day of excitement. ALL ARE WELCOME and we hope to see you there!