Events

The CMS hosts a lively schedule of events which runs throughout the year, bringing together medieval researchers from across the country and the world.

These include national and international conferences and workshops, as well as a busy programme of lectures and seminars, listed in our regular Diary of Events (term-time only).

Upcoming events

Tue
24
Sep

Approaching the Nordic Past Between Source-Criticism and Identity

This is a Medieval Literatures Videoseminar.

Tue
15
Oct

Vikings in a Sea of Islands: comparative archaeologies from Oceania and the Northern world

This Autumn, Prof. Neil Price (Uppsala) will deliver our York Medieval Lecture on comparative archaeologies from Oceania and the Northern world.

Sat
19
Oct

Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland Autumn Conference

The provisional program on Vikings and Names covers place-names, surnames, and the ongoing legacy of Scandinavian speakers in literature and culture, with contributions from Jack Hartley, Peter McClure, Josh Neal, David Parsons, Eleanor Rye, Matt Townend, and Pragya Vohra.

Thu
24
Oct

A Chapter of Woe. The Anglo-Scots Battle of Myton, 1319

Paul Dryburgh, Principal Record Specialist at The National Archives, will deliver the first of a series of lectures associated with The Northern Way project.

Tue
12
Nov

TBC

The Medieval Literatures seminar will this autumn be delivered by Prof. Margaret Mullett (Prof. Emierita QUB).

Past events

Reading groups

There are various reading and research groups based at the centre, which bring together scholars of different disciplines who wish to explore shared interests.

Some of the groups running this year include:

  • Viking Studies Research Group
  • Latin Reading Group
  • Critical Theory for Medievalists
  • Middle English Reading Group
  • Global Medieval Texts Reading Group
  • Academic German Reading Group
  • Old English Reading Group
  • Old French Reading Group
  • Old Norse Reading Group
  • SCRAMS (PhD weekly seminar presentations)