the program

The Program in Media and Modernity promotes the inter-disciplinary study of the unique cultural formations that came to prominence during the last century, with special attention paid to the interplay between culture and technology, centering on architecture, art, film, photography, literature, philosophy, music, history, and media from radio to information technology. It draws on the rich human and material resources that exist at Princeton and provides a focus and forum for research and teaching in the spaces, texts, media, and modernities of the 20th century. The program offers a graduate certificate and collaborative teaching, learning, and research opportunities centered on team-taught seminars and cross-disciplinary colloquia.

Students obtain certification by fulfilling the following requirements:


Ph.D. students may obtain the certificate by fulfilling the following requirements:

1. enrollment in at least two seminars cross-listed with MOD (Media and Modernity);

2. regular attendance at M+M program events held during the semester; and

3. participation in a dissertation colloquium led by the program’s directors.

Students qualifying for the certificate should send the following information (in a single document) to sends e-mail) no later than May 1 for awarding of the certificate in that academic year:

a) Full name, department, program, year, expected date of graduation, contact email;

b) Name and contact email of primary advisor;

c) A list of courses fulfilling the qualifications for the Certificate, as listed above. Each of these should include all course numbers under which the class was listed, course titles, instructor names, descriptions (as listed on the Course Offerings website of the University) and the grade option for which each class was taken;

d) Any further information that might be useful and is not covered by the points above.

Graduate School Princeton – Program in Media and Modernity [information for students interested in pursuing the graduate certificate in Media and Modernity]