Law and Culture in Medieval England





June 21-July 16, 2021 (4 weeks)


Summer Program

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The institute on “Law and Culture in Medieval England” will examine law through various perspectives using legal, literary, and historical texts. They will include famous documents (such as Magna Carta) as well as lesser known sources, some appearing in English translation for the first time. The institute will be interdisciplinary, involving visiting scholars and participants from many fields. In addition to the co-directors, instructors will include six experts in History, English, Law, and Medieval Studies from the United States and Britain.

Project Director(s)

Jana Schulman; Robert Berkhofer

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Robert Berkhofer, Jana Schulman, Andrew Rabin, Karl Shoemaker, Bruce O'Broin, Elizabeth Kamali, Corinne Saunders, Marjorie Harrington

Grantee Institution

Western Michigan University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs