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).
Memory, Emotion and Truth: The Posthumous Trial of Joan of Arc
In our Spring York Medieval Lecture, Dr Craig Taylor will re-evaluate the reliability of these witness statements in reconstructing the story of Joan of Arc, and also investigate their value as windows into wider issues like gender, religion, politics, warfare and emotions in mid-fifteenth century France.
Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
Interested in postgraduate study here at the Centre for Medieval Studies? Why not join us for our Virtual Open Day on 26 February?
Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? And Why?
A History of Art Research Seminar.
Analysing medieval and Early Modern visual and textual representations, this paper will explore how, when, and why the wolf has been demonized so effectively and enduringly.
Laura Ashe (Worcester College, Oxford) will deliver our Summer York Medieval Lecture.
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)