The Catholic University of America is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, and students may avail themselves of the resources of its 12 participating universities, as well as the vast cultural resources of Washington, D.C. The Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents a series of lectures and seminars each semester that are open to members of the other universities in the area and (in most cases) to the general public. These events feature world-class scholars in all areas of medieval studies.
Local Places of Interest for MedievalistsOn Catholic University's campus
- Rare Books and Special Collections, Mullen Library (http://libraries.cua.edu/rarebooks/)
- The Semitics/ICOR Library, Mullen Library (http://libraries.cua.edu/semitics/index.cfm)
- University Archives (home of some medieval coins) (http://archives.lib.cua.edu/)
- Archaeological Collection of the Department of Greek and Latin (http://greeklatin.cua.edu/about/collection.cfm)
In Washington, D.C.
The National Gallery of Art:
- http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/medieval/medieval-main1.html (Tour of Medieval Metalwork and Enamels)
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection:
Library of Congress:
Folger Shakespeare Library:
Of architectural interest: