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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, has died.

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

Publication news! Animal-Human Relationships in Medieval Iceland: From Farm-settlement to Saga

Posted on Tuesday 4 October 2022

Harriet Evans Tang, CMS alumni and research associate, has just published a new book from Boydell & Brewer on Animal-Human Relationships in Iceland.

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

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