Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies

The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies invites all those from the Western New York and beyond who are interested in a community dedicated to enriching lives and intellectual engagement. A collaborative effort of faculty from the Departments of Classics, English, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies and Theology at Canisius College, our primary focus is on the vast, rich literary and material cultures of the Classical World and Middle Ages.

Upcoming Event

Our Brown Bag Seminars continue after Thanksgiving with a discussion on Ptolemy I, led by one of our Honors students. Bring your lunch and join the conversation! More information here.


Partners in Scholarship

Keep up with other like-minded organizations in Western New York and Southern Ontario


Who We Are

First Annual Thomas M. Banchich Lecture in Classics

Dr. Anthony Kaldellis discusses the effects of Byzantium on Classical scholarship to a packed house at Canisius College. Thanks to all who made this memorable event possible.

What We Offer:

Participants in ICMS are invited to take advantage of a range of Institute activities.

In The News

The Ancient Library Where the Books are Under Lock and Key

Read the article or watch a video here.

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Dr. Rebecca Krawiec, Dept. of Religious Studies & Theology, (right) described her participation in a project aimed at creating a digital collection of ancient texts preserved in Coptic. One of the main features of the project has been to incorporate many layers of information into the digitization, so that each text provides access to multiple avenues of research. To watch the presentation in full, visit the Digital Humanities site here, or watch it on You Tube here.

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