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York Medieval Press Book Launch

Posted on Friday 1 March 2024

Two new books from York Medieval Press’ Health & Healing in the Middle Ages series

CMS Director on Radio 4's "You're Dead to Me"

Posted on Friday 1 March 2024

Listen to Prof. Elizabeth Tyler on the topic of Queen Emma of Normandy on Radio 4's "You're Dead to Me", Saturday 9 March.

CFP: Texture in the Medieval World

Posted on Monday 26 February 2024

N/EMICS Interdisciplinary Conference, June 1-2, 2024. Invitation for 20-minute papers relating to the theme of texture.

CMS Graduation 2022-23 Cohort

Posted on Wednesday 7 February 2024

Congratulations to the 2022/3 Cohort of MA in Medieval Studies students who graduated today!

Dilnoza Duturaeva receives the 2023 Silk Road Academic Award.

Posted on Thursday 16 November 2023

At a ceremony at Keimyung University in Daegu, Korea on 13-14 November, Dr Duturaeva (History/CMS) was presented with the 2023 Silk Road Academic Award.

2024 PhD Scholarships Available

Posted on Monday 6 November 2023

Funding has been announced for the 2024/5 application process for PhD study. Please read further to find out more about opportunities to do PhD research at CMS.

Spring Lane Theatre named in Honour of Prof. Mark Ormrod

Posted on Monday 6 November 2023

The Spring Lane Lecture Theatre at the University of York's Heslington campus was name in honour of Prof. Mark Ormrod (1957-2022) on Friday 27th November.

"Monstrous Hybrids, Maternal Sin, and the Concept of Species in Nicole Oresme's De causis mirabilium."

Posted on Monday 9 October 2023

Congratulations to History/CMS staff member Dr Tess Wingard, on the publication of her recent essay "Monstrous Hybrids, Maternal Sin, and the Concept of Species in Nicole Oresme's De causis mirabilium."

If Books Could Talk

Posted on Saturday 7 October 2023

CMS Alumna, Dr Hollie Morgan, collaborates with electronic musician Scanner in a project entitled "If Books Could Talk". Follow this story to find a link to a recording of their recent performance in Lincoln.

Fellow Emeritus Peter Rycraft

Posted on Saturday 23 September 2023

CMS is much saddened by the news that founding member of the Department of History, Emeritus Fellow Peter Rycraft, passed away last week. Peter was a key figure in the founding and development of Medieval Studies at York and is fondly remembered by the CMS.

Professor Sarah Brown receives the 2023 Plowden Medal for Conservation

Posted on Thursday 3 August 2023

Congratulations to Professor Sarah Brown, who has been named as the recipient of the 2023 Plowden Medal for Conservation, awarded annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the conservation profession.

Cnut - BBC 'In Our Time'

Posted on Friday 7 April 2023

Professor Elizabeth Tyler (Department of English and Related Literature/Centre for Medieval Studies) and Dr Pragya Vohra (Department of History/Centre for Medieval Studies) recently took part in the BBC podcast 'In Our Time' talking about Cnut.

In Remembrance of Tom McLeish

Posted on Wednesday 1 March 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our distinguished colleague and generous friend Tom McLeish (Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics and the Centre for Medieval Studies at York). Tom passed away on Monday 27 February.

Digging for Britain

Posted on Wednesday 25 January 2023

Laura Yeoman, Access and Digital Engagement Archivist at the Borthwick Institute for Archives, was recently interviewed for BBC 2’s Digging for Britain.

CMS Medieval Bake-off

Posted on Monday 12 December 2022

On 5 December the CMS Medieval Bake-off returned to the King’s Manor

Publication News! The Wall Paintings of Pickering Church

Posted on Monday 14 November 2022

Dr Kate Giles has just published a new book on the medieval wall paintings of Pickering Church.

Matt Townend wins the 2022 Jören Sahlgren Prize

Posted on Monday 24 October 2022

Professor Matt Townend has been awarded the Jören Sahlgren Prize for 2022 by the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy of Sweden.

You're Dead to Me

Posted on Sunday 9 October 2022

Dr Tim Wingard, Department of History and Centre for Medieval Studies, recently appeared on the BBC podcast 'You're Dead to Me'

Professor David Smith

Posted on Friday 7 October 2022

We are very sorry to announce the death, at the age of 75, of Professor David Smith, former Director of the Borthwick Institute at the University of York.

Laura Bassi Scholarship winner

Posted on Friday 7 October 2022

Congratulations to Emma Nuding, who was awarded a Laura Bassi Scholarship

Other News

Last summer, the Centre for Medieval Studies celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a weekend of events and activities.

New publication co-edited by Michele Campopiano

Prof. Tom McLeish to join the CMS community from Jan 2018 onwards

Debut novel by CMS PhD student is shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

CMS and English department researchers bring Old Norse language back to JORVIK Viking Centre

New Publication by Sarah Brown