Located in Arkham, Massachusetts, Miskatonic University is one of the oldest universities in the United States, having been founded in 1648. Like most of the Ive League universities, Miskatonic University offers various areas of study such as History, Political Science, Economics, Languages and Cultures, among many others.
Miskatonic University also has its own Medical School and a School Of Journalism.
Miskatonic University is named for the nearby Miskatonic River, that flows through Arkham.
Connection to the Inner Circle
In the 21st Century, one of Miskatonic University's graduate students, Randolph Carter, now led the group known as the Inner Circle. Also among the members of the Circle was Richard Pickman, Miskatonic University's current Dean Of Admissions.
There is also the event called the Dunwich Horror of 1928. Three professors from Miskatonic University, named Armitage, Rice, and Morgan were sent to Dunwich and managed put a stop to said horror. The three professors in question were all members of the Inner Circle.
The main headquarters for the Inner Circle is a secret chamber, which is hidden beneath Miskatonic University.
Rex Buckland and Hannah Webster's first visit to Miskatonic University
In 2009, Rex Buckland and Hannah Webster traveled to Miskatonic University to examine a copy of the Necronomicon which was kept in the university library. This copy has once belonged to Dr. Herbert West and had been given to the university after West's mysterious disappearance in 1921.
While Rex and Hannah were in Arkham, the Necronomicon was stolen by a misguided student named Mike Johns, who hoped to use it to release the Old Ones from the empty dimension they had been sealed in since their battle with the forces of Good and Evil, thousands of years before. Rex and Hannah stopped him in time, but Mike wound up trapped in the same empty dimension as the Old Ones.
Rex and Hannah returned the copy of the Necronomicon to Miskatonic University, where Rex used a magic spell to seal it in its glass container.
Rex joins the staff of Miskatonic University
In 2015, Rex accepted a new job as Head of the Ancient Languages Department at Miskatonic University. He and Hannah thus relocated to Arkham. Rex was puzzled at the job offer, since there were no doubt others who lived closer who were equally qualified. Rex felt that there was more to this than met the eye and that is why he had accepted the job in the first place.
As it turned out, Rex was correct. The whole thing had been arranged by Randolph Carter and the Inner Circle in order to get Rex and Hannah to join the Circle. Rex's new job was part of the incentive to get him and Hannah to move to Arkham.
Randolph ended up revealing the whole thing to Rex and Hannah when they were on the verge of uncovering the Inner Circle's activities. In the end, Rex and Hannah ended up becoming members of the Inner Circle.
As of this writing, Rex has begun his new job as Head of the Ancient Languages Department at Miskatonic University.
Items kept at Miskatonic University
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 10: The Old Ones
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 32: The Black Stone
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 34: New Frontiers
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 36: Arkham Oddities
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 37: Skeletons In Closets
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 39: The Inner Circle
Rex and Hannah Chronicles Story No. 42: Death's Dominion