The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies is dedicated to developing interdisciplinary learning and research opportunities for faculty, students, and residents of the greater Buffalo community in an effort to enrich lives through intellectual engagement. Our primary focus is on the vast, rich literary and material culture of the Classical and Medieval Worlds.
As a collaborative effort of faculty from the Departments of Classics, English, Fine Arts, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies and Theology, ICMS embraces Canisius’ Jesuit tradition by bridging disciplines in its quest for greater understanding of the past and the present.
Participants in ICMS are invited to take advantage of a range of Institute activities, including our Lifelong Learners Center courses, which are open to anyone in the Buffalo region interested in learning and good discussion, our monthly lunch hour Brown Bag Seminars, our annual Speaker Series speakers, our Scholars in Action conversations, and, for Canisius students, our Core Curriculum pathway – the Canisius Camino.
ICMS frequently expands its programming. Check our News & Events page and see what’s happening now. Better yet, add your name to our mailing list to receive news of upcoming events. ICMS welcomes everyone – faculty, students, alumni, community residents – anyone interested in the Classical and Medieval worlds!