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The Marco Institute is an internationally acclaimed center for the study of the history and culture of the premodern world, from roughly 300 to 1700 C.E. With our rich schedule of lectures, workshops, and symposia; multiple fellowship opportunities for faculty and graduate students; graduate certificate and Summer Latin Program; and undergraduate major and minor, we pursue the research and teaching of the early periods at the highest levels.

Our award-winning faculty represents a wide range of disciplines, and we boast special strengths in the history of the book and reading practices; in the religious and intellectual history and culture of late antique, medieval, and Renaissance Europe and the Near East; and in medieval and Renaissance epic traditions. Our interdisciplinary approach and collaborative enterprises contribute to the intellectual life of the UT campus, the Knoxville community, and beyond.

We hope you will take time to explore our site to learn more about our offerings, faculty, and history. We welcome inquiries about our programs and funding opportunities. Please contact the Marco Institute at or visit our offices.

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