Todd Boruff | Apr. 8, 2014 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters
“Not only is medieval studies the history behind the things that we do every day and the way that we do things, but it’s also a way of thinking. It presents a new perspective,” says senior medieval studies major Mairead Mumford.
In the fall of 2013, Mumford traveled to northern Spain to experience the Camino de Santiago, an important Christian pilgrimage route during medieval times. The trip—which included 13 Notre Dame students and two professors—was made possible by a Teaching Beyond the Classroom grant from the College of Arts and Letters. “It was a huge adventure for us,” says Mumford.