Medieval and Early Modern Studies is intrinsically multi-disciplinary and global. While we are all embedded in our own disciplines, geographical regions, and working languages, the primary mission of the program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Rice is to further communication and exchange across all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences and among professors, undergraduates, and graduate students interested in the medieval and early modern period. By doing so, we aim to engender a greater appreciation of how the past and present are bound together and how they differ.
Interested in exploring a fascinating research question within one of our focus areas or a topic that combines more than one? The MDEM major offers exciting opportunities to work with faculty members on research projects, conference presentations and a senior thesis.
Senior Thesis in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Writing a senior thesis involves working intensively on a major project with a faculty researcher. Students wishing to write a senior thesis for the MDEM major should select a faculty supervisor and consult with the program director.