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

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
29
Oct

A Colony Writes Back to the Empire: Rome and Constantinople in Medieval Welsh Poetry

A Centre for Medieval Literature videoseminar by Prof. Helen Fulton (University of Bristol)

Fri
8
Nov

Romantic skalds and skáldskarpr: Danish reception of Old Norse literature from 1800 to 1850

A seminar of the Viking Studies Research Group with visiting PhD student Lea Jørgensen (Aarhus)

Tue
12
Nov

Byzantine Tent Poems and the 'Global' Middle Ages

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

Wed
13
Nov

Walter de Gray and the First Archbishop's Register

Walter de Gray was one of the longest serving and most important archbishops of York. This lecture draws on new research, including a modern edition of his register, a prototype for a new kind of record keeping. It sheds light on his family, career, and government, and on the political challenges that were faced when King John's man came north.

Thu
14
Nov

Performance issues in the Christos Paschon

A Centre for Medieval Literature Videoseminar by Prof. Margaret Mullett (Queen's University Belfast).

Tue
19
Nov

TBA

A special lecture by Prof. Nicolas Paul (Fordham University)

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)