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Medieval and Renaissance Studies cover the period between c. 600 and 1600, a time during which the transformation of the ancient world laid the foundation for the development of modern Europe. Drawing on historical, cultural and art studies, as well as philological, philosophical, legal-historical and theological approaches, the program is genuinely interdisciplinary.

Doctoral students from all faculties active at the ZMR will benefit from the wide professional range and multifaceted historical depth of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at LMU Munich. Applications can be made for topics with a medieval focus in the following disciplines:

  • Ancient and World Christian History
  • Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Bavarian Church History
  • Bavarian History
  • Byzantine Studies and Modern Greek Philology
  • Church History of the Middle Ages
  • English Linguistics and Medieval English Literature
  • General and Comparative Literature
  • German Language and Literature of the Middle Ages
  • Historical and Indo-European Linguistics
  • Historical Studies and Media Studies
  • History and Culture of the Near and Middle East
  • History of Art
  • History of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
  • History of Law
  • History of Science
  • Italian Philology
  • Iranian Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Jewish History and Culture
  • Late Ancient and Byzantine Art History
  • Latin Philology (of the Middle Ages)
  • Medieval History
  • Modern German Literature (Early Modern Studies)
  • Musicology
  • Norse Philology
  • Philology of the Christian Orient
  • Philosophy and Intellectual History of the Renaissance
  • Romance Philology

The ZMR aspires to include further subjects and always welcomes initiatives of doctoral candidates from other disciplines.