The Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies encourages and facilitates research on all aspects of the Cistercian tradition and in the broader field of religious traditions. The center sponsors sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies and collaborates with the University Libraries on digitization projects. Through the center, the Medieval Institute offers a Graduate Certificate in the History of Monastic Movements, which is open to students enrolled in a graduate degree program at Western Michigan University.


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