Collaborative Programs

CMS students benefit from the Centre’s involvement in the graduate programs of more than fifteen cognate departments and participation in six collaborative programs. Students who successfully complete the requirements of a collaborative program will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in …” on their transcript, in addition to the master’s or doctoral degree from the Centre for Medieval Studies.

Course details and complete contact information for all collaborative programs can be found in the School of Graduate Studies online Calendar.

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

The Collaborative Specialization in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CSAMP) enables students to develop special expertise in medieval philosophy within the context of a comprehensive training in medieval studies and to take advantage of the methodological variety of one of the largest and most diverse departments of philosophy in the English-speaking world.

Book History and Print Culture

The Book History and Print Culture program pools the expertise of UofT faculty members in this field from several disciplines. Students will acquire a thorough knowledge of the emerging field of book history and print culture and will have demonstrated an ability to incorporate that knowledge into their research.

Food Studies

The Graduate Collaborative Specialization in Food Studies introduces students to the multidisciplinary study of food in its social, cultural, and political contexts. This Specialization is designed to convey the importance of food in religion, society, the family, gender roles, the environment, agriculture, urbanization, immigration, colonialism, and race and ethnicity.

Jewish Studies

The Jewish Studies program offers both broad and intensive exposure to the constituent fields within Jewish Studies. Because of Jewish civilization’s vast chronological and geographical range, as well as its constant interaction and cross-fertilization with other cultures, graduate work within Jewish Studies demands intensive exposure to a wide variety of languages, textual traditions, and scholarly disciplines.

Sexual Diversity Studies

From their home departments, students may take up questions from their own disciplinary or programmatic perspective, but explore it through the theoretical and methodological lens of sexual diversity studies.

Women and Gender Studies

The Women and Gender Studies program facilitates and disseminates women and gender studies research through graduate student research symposia, lectures, circulation and discussion of work in progress, conferences, and publications. CWGS contributes to the development of an integrated research community in women and gender studies at the University of Toronto.

Editing Ancient and Medieval Texts

As of September 1, 2021, new students will no longer be enrolled in the Collaborative Specialization (olim Programme) in Editing Ancient and Medieval Texts. The Specialization has been seen through the closure process with the Faculty of Arts & Science (effective August 31, 2021). The rationale for this is not that textual editing is no longer an academic priority for CMS, but that faculty resources are more effectively deployed in the teaching and supervision of students dedicated to that very part of our traditional core curriculum.