Welcome to the Centre for Medieval Studies

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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



Memory, Emotion and Truth: The Posthumous Trial of Joan of Arc

6.00PM, Bowland Auditorium

Dr Craig Taylor


Family and kinship in medieval Europe: where are we now?

5.30PM, V/N/123 (Vanbrugh College, University of York)

Matthew Hammond (King's College London)


Materials from the margins: A Seljuk horizon and pre-Mongol ‘globalism’

6.30PM, Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building

Professor Finbarr Barry Flood

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Research projects


The Northern Way – The Archbishops of York and the North of England, 1304-1405

Monday 4 February 2019

This week saw the launch of a new project: The Northern Way – The Archbishops of York and the North of England, 1304-1405.

The Centre for Medieval Studies welcomes Professor Dawn Hadley and Dr Katherine Cross

Thursday 27 December 2018

The Centre is pleased to welcome Professor Dawn Hadley and Dr Katherine Cross.

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.

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