In addition to a required senior project, students in the Medieval and Early Modern Studies enjoy a range of opportunities for pursuing scholarly research in class or independently.
Cornell maintains a close relationship with Chicago's Newberry Library, home one of the country's finest collections of work from the medieval and early modern eras. Students in the English course Medieval and Renaissance Drama: Shakespeare's Rivals spend a block at the Newberry, and students often earn Cornell Fellowships to conduct independent studies at the Newberry for more extended periods.
Cornell's annual student symposium provides a excellent forum for presenting student research. Recent abstracts related to medieval and early modern studies can be found on the student symposium site.