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Gary Brannon appointed Keeper of Archives and Special Collections

Posted on Monday 5 August 2019

The Centre would like to congratulate Gary Brannan on his recent promotion to Keeper of Archives and Special Collections at the Borthwick Institute for Archives here at the University.

Dr Lydia Zeldenrust Awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

Posted on Monday 8 July 2019

The Centre would like to congratulate Dr Lydia Zeldenrust for her recent award of a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship.

HRC Doctoral Fellowships competition

Posted on Tuesday 25 June 2019

The HRC held its annual Doctoral Fellowships competition today, with CMS PhD Luke Giraudet being awarded third place.


Posted on Friday 14 June 2019

Five members or associates of the Centre were promoted this week.

New publication by Dr Craig Taylor

Posted on Monday 3 June 2019

Dr Taylor's latest book was published by York Medieval Press this month.

Prestigious Honour for Nick Havely

Posted on Thursday 18 April 2019

Professor Emeritus Nick Havely has been awarded Honorary Membership of the Dante Society of America, in recognition of his many, longstanding contributions to the field of Dante Studies.

Tom McLeish on Scientific Inspiration

Posted on Friday 1 March 2019

This week saw Professor Tom McLeish taking to the online platform of "The Conversation" to talk about the importance of scientific inspiration, ignoring the fabricated divide between "the sciences" and "the arts," and how vital it is to actually just talk to each other across disciplines.

CMS MA graduate wins GMS prize

Posted on Thursday 27 December 2018

One of our CMS MA alumni, Sarah Hinds, has been awarded this year's Gender and Medieval Studies essay prize for the archaeology essay on erotic badges she submitted for the interdisciplinary module Gender and Sexuality last year.

University of Bergen visit to the CMS, York 7- 8 November 2018

Posted on Friday 21 December 2018

On 7-8 November, the CMS welcomed visitors from the University of Bergen.

New WRoCAH Director from the CMS

Posted on Wednesday 28 November 2018

Professor Dawn Hadley (Professor of Medieval Archaeology and member of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York) has been appointed as the next Director of WRoCAH.

In Search of the Viking Great Army: beyond the winter camps

Posted on Wednesday 14 November 2018

York professors publish a new paper discussing Viking finds distribution

The Centre for Medieval Studies welcomes Professor Dawn Hadley and Dr Katherine Cross

Posted on Sunday 23 September 2018

The Centre is pleased to welcome Professor Dawn Hadley and Dr Katherine Cross.

The Lords of Misrule at the York Mystery Plays

Posted on Tuesday 18 September 2018

The Centre for Medieval Studies student theatre group the Lords of Misrule took to the streets last week to continue one of York's oldest traditions: The York Mystery Plays.

CMS Research Associate Awarded HRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Posted on Monday 9 July 2018

Recently finished CMS PhD, Harriet Jean Evans, will be staying at the University a little longer, having been awarded a Humanities Research Centre Post-Doctoral Fellowship for the 2018/19 academic year.

CMS PhD Awarded HRC Doctoral Fellowship

Posted on Saturday 30 June 2018

CMS PhD, Rebecca Searby, was one of nine students awarded the Doctoral Fellowships on Tuesday 26 June at the Humanities Research Centre Doctoral Fellowships Competition. Finalists were required to give an engaging and accessible 10-minute presentation into their research, and field questions from the audience and judges.

New Book on Crusaders by York historian

Posted on Monday 11 June 2018

A University of York History lecturer has had a book published which examines medieval crusaders and their privileges.

Thirteenth volume of the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture published

Posted on Thursday 24 May 2018

The thirteenth volume of the British Academy Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture has now been published. The work, co-authored by our own Prof. Jane Hawkes, focuses on the early medieval sculpture of the modern-day counties of Derbyshire and Staffordshire produced between the eighth and eleventh centuries.

Congratulations to Dr Hanna Vorholt

Posted on Thursday 10 May 2018

Dr Hanna Vorholt (History of Art, Centre for Medieval Studies) has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award.

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