The CMS from the city walls (c) Henry Bainton

The CMS is based in the heart of medieval York

a selection of books from the Centre's imprints

Two major imprints publish under the aegis of the CMS

York Minster (c) George Mabee

The Minster: a crucial resource for studying the Middle Ages in York

A will held in the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research

A will held at the Borthwick Institute

Detail from the York Gospels

The York Gospels: one of the treasures of York Minster Library

St Mary's Abbey at dusk

The Centre's illustrious neighbours include St Mary's Abbey

King's Manor stone steps

The King's Manor refectory: a popular meeting place for students

Welcome to the Centre for Medieval Studies

One of the world's leading centres for interdisciplinary graduate teaching and research into the middle ages

Our 30 teaching staff are drawn from the departments of Archaeology, English, History and History of Art.

The Centre's lively graduate community includes more than 150 students pursuing interdisciplinary or single-subject MAs and PhDs. Find out more...

Conferences & Workshops

23 April 2014
Writers at York
A Double Sorrow
A retelling of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde
6pm, King's Manor Huntingdon room

17-18 May, 2014
Interdisciplinary conference: Subterranean in the Medieval World
Subterranean Call for Papers (PDF  , 61kb)

2-4 July, 2014
'Cathedral Libraries and Archives in the British Isles'
The 13th York Manuscripts Conference




York Masters Opportunity Scholarships 2014/15
Scholarships of £10,000 available for home students from under-represented groups.  Closing date:  2 June 2014

Two Fees-Waiver (home rate) Scholarships
for MA in Medieval Studies or MA in Medieval Literatures

Janina Ramirez & Greg Jenner at IPUP
CMS PhD graduate Janina Ramirez and CMS MA graduate Greg Jenner deliver lectures as part of IPUP's public lecture series 'Public History: Made in York'

The Scribe Unbound
Blog of CMS PhD graduate and postdoctoral intern, Debs Thorpe, who has a passion for Medieval manuscripts and the scribes who wrote them.

From PhD to Life
Q & A with CMS PhD graduate, Chris Humphrey






Forthcoming events

Tuesday 22 April
Charles Insley (Manchester)
Beyond the Charter Horizon?  Making and unmaking England in the tenth century
5.30 pm, King's Manor K/G84
Tuesday 29 April
Dr Sarah Rees Jones (York)
The York House Books, the Mystery Plays and Richard III
5.30 pm, King's Manor K/133
Tickets can be obtained from the York Communications Office

Tuesday 13 May
Dr Jeremy Goldberg (York)
Cherrylips, The Creed Play, and Conflict:  York in the Age of Richard III
5.30 pm, King's Manor K/133
Tickets can be obtained from the York Communications Office

Tuesday 3 June
Gabor Thomas (Reading)
From Tribal Capital to Royal Monastery: Investigating the Dynamics of the Anglo-Saxon Conversion at Lyminge, Kent
5.30pm, King's Manor K/133
All Welcome

The full Summer Term Diary of Events will be posted soon.