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Medieval Studies Student Association

MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Humanities Building
Second Floor

Let's get Medieval!

The MSSA is an official UNM organization comprised of graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines and majors who have a common interest: medieval studies and all related topics. The MSSA welcomes students from any major or discipline who are interested in the medieval period.

Our mission as an academic organization is to promote scholarship in medieval studies, both within the UNM community and the greater Albuquerque area. To that end, we organize a number of activities, such as:

  • hosting colloquia each semester, giving undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present papers on topics that range from Anglo-Saxon poetry to modern interpretations of medieval motifs.
  • supporting the scholarly activities of the UNM Institute for Medieval Studies, such as the Spring Lecture Series.
  • peer mentoring and lecturing through community and high school outreach programs.
  • campus activities such as our Movie (K)nights film festival and celebration of Hildegard von Bingen's canonization.


Website Work Under(W)ay!

The MSSA has started its new year and we've got a very full docket of events scheduled! In the coming days, we'll be adding the full calendar and other information to this site. We thank you for your patience as we get a few more ducks in their respective rows.

The Knights of Badassdom movie poster

Movie (K)night: The Knights of Badassdom

Catch some free dinner and a movie less about the Middle Ages than what modern American popular culture does with the Middle Ages (IMDb).  The event will be held in Humanities 108 on Thursday, March 6th, and the film will start promptly at 7:00.  Please be sure to RSVP to so we can buy enough food!  

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