Medieval Institute partners with Adams High School for hands-on course in medieval history

Author: Erin Blasko

The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame recently welcomed to campus a group of students from John Adams High School in South Bend. The students, five boys and three girls, viewed centuries-old prints and manuscripts in the Hesburgh Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections, as well as sculptures, jewelry and other decorative and fine art objects at the Snite Museum of Art.

It was all part of Why the Middle Ages Matter, a newly designed course meant to introduce local high school students to the Middle Ages — and, by extension, to diverse methods of historical research — in a way that emphasizes the period’s diversity and vibrancy as well as its relevance to today. Read Full Story