Medieval history is occupied with the history of culture of Europe and its neighbors from late Antiquity to the Protestant Reformation (ca. 500 - ca. 1500). As the best documented premodern culture this period offers a unique insight into human experiences and behaviors. Moreover, medieval developments had a clear impact on the modern world. Present-day geopolitics, religion, agriculture, trade, architecture, and and literature find their origins in the Middle Ages.
Medieval historians at the UvA are active participants in different collaborations and research projects concerning themes such as public health in the city, trade networks, literary culture, popular and elite culture, deviance and corruption. At the moment there are three research projects in this group that are financed through NWO and ERC:
Medieval historians currently offer the following courses: