Welcome to the Centre for Medieval Studies

Study at the historic King's Manor 

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A leading international centre of research into the Middle Ages 

York: one of the finest medieval cities in the world

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The UK’s largest and longest established postgraduate provider of Medieval Studies

Join a vibrant and active community of like-minded medievalists

The city of York is rich in medieval resources

The Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS) at the University of York is one of the world’s leading centres for postgraduate study and research into the Middle Ages.

Combining world-renowned expertise and research in Medieval Art and Architecture, Archaeology, Literature, and History with the unrivalled resources available in the medieval city of York, the Centre offers a truly interdisciplinary Medieval Studies experience.

Postgraduate courses

Events

Thu
2
May

In the next leyf: the edge of the material text

5.00PM, Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Heslington West Campus

Professor Daniel Wakelin (University of Oxford)

Fri
3
May

Hedeby and its relations with the Danelaw in the late 9th and 10th centuries

2.00PM, K/157 (Dept of Archaeology)

Volker Hilberg (Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen)

Tue
21
May

Which came first: the romance or the ballad?

5.30PM, K/133 (King's Manor)

Laura Ashe

More events.

Research projects

News

Tom McLeish on Scientific Inspiration

Friday 1 March 2019

This week saw Professor Tom McLeish taking to the online platform of "The Conversation" to talk about the importance of scientific inspiration, ignoring the fabricated divide between "the sceiences" and "the arts," and how vital it is to actually just talk to each other across disciplines.


CMS MA graduate wins GMS prize

Thursday 27 December 2018

One of our CMS MA alumni, Sarah Hinds, has been awarded this year's Gender and Medieval Studies essay prize for the archaeology essay on erotic badges she submitted for the interdisciplinary module Gender and Sexuality last year.


University of Bergen visit to the CMS, York 7- 8 November 2018

Friday 21 December 2018

On 7-8 November, the CMS welcomed visitors from the University of Bergen.


Medieval Studies at York

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM7zHEMnmdk

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