Each fall, the American Antiquarian Society and five Worcester Colleges sponsor an American Studies research seminar at the Antiquarian Society. The seminar is conducted utilizing the Society’s world-renowned holdings in early American history and culture. The seminar topic and research methods combine several disciplines, and students from a wide variety of majors can participate. Selection is highly competitive.
Assumption College Honors Convocation
Each year the program awards a prize at Honors Convocation in the Spring Term for the graduating MEMS minor with the highest GPA and record of achievement.
Assumption College Undergraduate Research Symposium
Each year in the spring term, MEMS students take part in presenting their research in a public conference. Students are especially encouraged to present their research projects from their major discipline and the American Studies Seminar at the American Antiquarian Society, as well as projects they develop while working as research assistants with faculty.
Students who combine their interest in MEMS with their primary discipline will be able to take part in the annual national undergraduate conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.
The Worcester Art Museum’s internship program includes most departments such as visitor services, curatorial, education, and marketing. Internships are often project-based and become available as opportunities arise. Generally, a commitment of 6 hours a week is required, though particular projects may differ. All of WAM’s internships are unpaid.
Students taking part in a study abroad program in Europe and Latin America often take courses which count for MEMS credit, and they will gain enormously before, during, and after their time abroad by taking MEMS courses to deepen their appreciation and understanding of what they experience while abroad.
Students attending the Assumption College Rome Campus either for a semester or for a summer travel course frequently take one or two courses qualifying for MEMS credit, and would also gain before during and after their semester in Rome and Italy by studying courses relating to the Medieval and Early Modern World.
Annual Medieval and Early Modern Studies Lecture
Every spring, faculty members from different disciplines present their on-going research in medieval and Early Modern topics.
Every spring, faculty members from different disciplines present their on-going research in medieval and Early Modern topics. In fall 2017, in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, Dr. Carlos Eire, the T. L. Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University, lectured on “Catholic Miracles in the Age of Reformations: a History of the Impossible?” in the new Curtiss Performance Hall of the Tsotsis Family Academic Center, which can be viewed here.