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
14
Jan

The Ordered Universe Project: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Medieval Science of Robert Grosseteste

Profs. Hannah Smithson (Oxford), Giles Gasper (Durham), and Tom McLeish (York) deliver the Spring 2020 York Medieval Lecture

Tue
21
Jan

Support or Scourge? Archbishop William Melton and the Tradition of Loyal Opposition to the English Crown, 1317-1340

Prof. Mark Ormrod (York, Emeritus) delivers the Spring 2020 Northern Way lecture

Fri
24
Jan

Fornaldarsögur, Prosimetrum, and History-Writing in Medieval Iceland

Dr Tim Rowbotham (York) presents to the Viking Studies Research Group

Tue
28
Jan

Reactionary Patriots and European Romance: Aspects of Medievalism in Early Victorian Wales

Research Seminar by Huw Pryce (Professor of Welsh History at Bangor University, Wales). Co-organized by the Centre for Modern Studies research strand on 'Medievalism and Imperial Modernity', Centre for Medieval Studies, and Department of History. All are welcome to attend.

Fri
14
Feb

Finding the 9th-Century Camps of the Viking Great Army

Profs. Julian Richards and Dawn Hadley (York) present to the Viking Studies Research Group

Fri
6
Mar

Scandinavian courtly laws: the hirðskrá and the lex castrensis

PhD candidate William Raybould (Durham) presents to the Viking Studies Research Group

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)