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New Publication co-edited by Jessica Richardson

Posted on Wednesday 20 July 2022

Many congratulations to Jessica RIchardson on her new co-edited volume, Fashioned from Holy Matter (a special issue of the journal Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics) which has just been published!

Dr Lydia Zeldenrust talks about Mélusine on BBC Radio 3

Posted on Monday 24 January 2022

Lydia Zeldenrust, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, contributed to an episode on Mélusine for ‘Free Thinking’ on BBC Radio 3, presented by Shahidha Bari.

Book Prize Success for Dr Michele Campopiano

Posted on Thursday 13 January 2022

Warm congratulations to Michele Campopiano, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature, who has been awarded the 2021 San Francesco Prize for his recent monograph, Writing the Holy Land: the Franciscans of Mount Zion and the Construction of a Cultural Memory, 1300-1550.

In Remembrance of Derek Pearsall

Posted on Sunday 17 October 2021

We regret to announce the death of Prof. Derek Pearsall, on 14 October 2021, at the age of 90.

York Medieval Press - Call for Book Proposals

Posted on Wednesday 11 August 2021

Book proposals are invited for the series Health and Healing in the Middle Ages

Journal Website Launch: Postmedieval

Posted on Tuesday 13 July 2021

Congratulations to the editorial team at the journal 'postmedieval' on the launch of their new website.

Publication - York: Art, Architecture and Archaeology

Posted on Wednesday 7 July 2021

Congratulations to CMS Professors Sarah Brown, Tim Ayers and Sarah Rees Jones on the publication of their new edited book: York: Art, Architecture and Archaeology. Out 20 July!

Publication: The Viking Great Army and the Making of England

Posted on Tuesday 29 June 2021

York archaeologists publish new book on the Viking Great Army

The city considered as the ideal principle of Italian histories

Posted on Thursday 22 April 2021

Congratulations to CMS and Department of English and Related Literature academic, Michele Campopiano, on the publication of his new curated book.

Richard III Society Dissertation Prize Winner

Posted on Thursday 4 February 2021

We are delighted to announce that Sophie Newton, graduate of the MA in Medieval Art and Medievalisms (Department of History of Art), has been awarded the Richard III Society Dissertation Prize.

Students from all backgrounds need access to the literature of every age

Posted on Wednesday 3 February 2021

CMS and English colleague, Shazia Jagot, writes about Medieval and Early Modern Literature and the fundamental underlying issues in this Times Higher Education Blog post.

Shazia Jagot Appointed Co-Editor of Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies

Posted on Tuesday 2 February 2021

Shazia Jagot will be joining Julie Orlemanski (University of Chicago) and Sara Ritchey (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) as co-editor of Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies.

In Remembrance of Ann Rycraft

Posted on Tuesday 5 January 2021

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Ann Rycraft, who died on 9 December 2020.

Publication News - Writing the Holy Land: The Franciscans of Mount Zion and the Construction of a Cultural Memory, 1300–1550

Posted on Tuesday 5 January 2021

Congratulations to CMS and Department of English and Related Literature academic, Michele Campopiano, on the publication of his new book.

A Celebration of Professor Mark Ormrod (1957-2020)

Posted on Monday 4 January 2021

On 18 December 2020 we celebrated Mark's life at an online memorial, which can now be viewed online.

New publication from Richard McClary

Posted on Friday 28 August 2020

A volume on 'Turkish History and Culture in India: Identity, Art and Transregional Connections', co-edited by Richard McClary has been recently published by Brill.

Congratulations to our newest Professors

Posted on Friday 7 August 2020

The CMS would like to extend its warmest congratulations to the latest of our staff promoted to professor.

CMS Celebrates Prize Winners

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2020

Thursday 25 June saw the CMS awarding its annual prizes at a virtual Summer Party.

New Publication by Tim Ayers

Posted on Monday 4 May 2020

The Centre for Medieval Studies celebrates a new publication from Prof. Tim Ayers.

Prof. Christopher Norton publishes groundbreaking research on the Bayeux Tapestry

Posted on Wednesday 30 October 2019

CMS Professor Emeritus makes headlines with conclusion that the Bayeux Tapestry was designed to fit perfectly the nave of the 11thC Bayeux Cathedral, shedding light on how contemporaries - including King William I himself - would have viewed the tapestry.

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