Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a multidisciplinary refereed postgraduate journal devoted to the literatures, cultures, and ideas of the medieval world. Published electronically twice a year, its mission is to present a forum in which graduate students from around the globe may share their work.

Hortulus has an open submission policy, so submissions are accepted throughout the year. Graduate students are welcome to submit previously unpublished articles that challenge our readers to look at the Middle Ages from a variety of perspectives by engaging in new theories and interdisciplinary research. All articles should be submitted via email; submission guidelines can be found here.

We publish a themed issue each spring, and a general issue each autumn. Calls for papers for each issue can be found on the main page of the website. There are also various position openings in Hortulus throughout the year so watch our social media outlets for information.


Gwendolyne Knight, Hortulus Journal Co-Editor, 2016-2018

Stockholm University
PhD Student, History/Archaeology
Dissertation: Broken Order: Shapeshifting as Metaphor in the Early Medieval North
Primary Interests: Magic and the supernatural, history of science and medicine, history of perception and mentalities, medieval anthropology, medieval reception in popular culture.

Ryan Lawrence, Hortulus Journal Co-Editor, 2017-2019

Cornell University
PhD Student, Medieval Studies
Primary Interests: Old and Middle English literature, history of the senses, religious experience, medieval theology, sound studies, medieval homilies.


Fall 2017

Crystal Beamer McMaster University
Marta Simonetti Victoria University of Wellington 

Nadine Kuipers, Gwendolyne Knight, Ryan Lawrence

Heidi Djuve, Aberdeen University


Uta Ayala, Northwestern University

Stephen Barker, University of South Carolina

Laura Beattie, Freie Universität Berlin

Laura Godfrey, University of Connecticut

Eleanor Bloomfield, University of Auckland

Danielle Bradley, Rutgers University

Steven Bruso, Fordham University

Robert Byers, Fordham University

Charles Carroll, Brown University

Justin Michael Colvin, University of Southern California

Vanessa R. Corcoran, Catholic University of America

Lia DykstraBrown University

Kelly Evans, Southern Methodist University

Nicoletta FazioRuprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg

Micah Goodrich, University of Connecticut

Mary Anne Gonzales, University of Guelph

Stefanie Goyette, Harvard University

Perry Neil Harrison, Baylor University

Lucy Hinnie, University of Edinburgh

Kerstin Hundahl, Lund University

Alexis Jackson, Brown University

Gwendolyne KnightStockholm University

Sarah Laseke, Leiden University

Elizabeth Light, Fordham University

Andrew Manns, The Warburg Institute

Kiera Naylor, University of Sydney

Emma Osborne, University of Glasgow

Azime Pekşen, Hacettepe University

Claire Pascolini-Campbell, University of St Andrews

Nicole Pulichene, Harvard University

Sukanya Rai-Sharma, University of Cambridge and University of Vienna

Emerson Storm Fillman Richards, Indiana University

Abigail Robertson, University of New Mexico

Patryk Ryczkowski, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Felisa Baynes-Ross, Fordham University

Joseph Rudolph, Fordham University

J.D. Sargan, University of Oxford

Thomas Sawyer, Washington University 

Joseph ShackCardiff University

Justin Shaw, Emory University

Victoria Shirley, Cardiff University

Emily Shreve, Lehigh University

Seth Strickland, Cornell University

Tacy Stephens, Princeton University

Maria Tranter, University of Basel, Switzerland

Alexandra Verini, UCLA