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
19
Feb

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.

Wed
20
Feb

Family and kinship in medieval Europe: where are we now?

A Department of History Research Seminar

Tue
26
Feb

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?

Mon
4
Mar

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.

Fri
8
Mar

Frisia in the North Sea World of the Viking Age

Nelleke IJssennagger from the National Trust will talk to the Viking Studies Research Group on the position and role of Frisia in the Viking Age.

Mon
11
Mar

Displaying the Bayeux Tapestry, now and then

A History of Art Research Seminar

Thu
2
May

Annual Riddy Lecture

Daniel Wakelin will deliver our Annual Riddy Lecture.

Tue
21
May

TBC

Laura Ashe (Worcester College, Oxford) will deliver our Summer York Medieval Lecture.

Thu
23
May

Scribal Cultures in Late Medieval England: A Conference in honour of Linne R. Mooney

With papers from leading scholars, this one-day conference honours Linne Mooney’s contribution to the study of medieval English manuscripts.

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)