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).
Approaches to the Medieval Bible
In this talk, Prof. Frans van Liere, a visiting Professor at York St Johns, aims to explore how changes in the concept of the Bible may have changed the very shape of the book itself.
Unn Pedersen delivers our second Viking Studies Research Group talk of the Summer Term.
Thinking with Mysticism (from medieval to early modern)
This symposium will explore how the mystical, the prophetic, enthusiastic or the apophatic were deployed, to political, scientific or artistic purposes. It willlook at what thinkers did with mysticism (broadly defined), the strategies of thought or the practices they developed, and the ways in which they then used these strategies to animate, to energise, to trouble their world.
Our fourth meeting of the Viking Studies Research Group this summer.
A seminar given by one of the Centre for Medieval Literature's postdoctoral researchers.
CMS Postgraduate Conference
Annual York CMS postgraduate conference (for MA students and early stage PhDs): 'New Voices in Medieval Studies'
Belonging in Late Medieval Cities
A two-day conference providing a forum in which both early career researchers and established academics can discuss which ideas of belonging are of use, and which are problematic, in the study of medieval urban centres.
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)