Cistercian Worlds – 1st -2nd July 2021

Following a year of planning, dozens of organisational meetings, and possibly hundreds of emails, the Cistercian Worlds conference finally took place on 1st and 2nd July 2021. Sponsored by the Centre for Medieval Studies – but held online for Covid-related reasons – Cistercian Worlds was a new Cistercian studies conference that aimed to bring together … Continue reading Cistercian Worlds – 1st -2nd July 2021

Research Spotlight: Becca Drake

Studying: English and Related Literature (full-time).Supervisors: Dr Nicola McDonald and Professor Matthew Townend.Thesis Title: An eco-literary comparison of the maritime in Middle English romance and the Old Norse-Icelandic fornaldarsögur.Research Interests: The Blue Humanities; Old Norse-Icelandic literature; late-medieval English literature; archipelagic studies; coastal literature; clif-fi; contemporary nature writing and ecopoetry Thesis Overview My thesis considers two … Continue reading Research Spotlight: Becca Drake

York Medieval Lecture, 5 November 2020

On Thursday 5 November, Dr Stephennie Mulder (UoT) will deliver the autumn York Medieval Lecture on 'How the Vikings "got Allah": Toward an Integrated Medieval Studies in an Age of White Nationalism'. The lecture will be delivered via Zoom, and free tickets are available here. Stephennie Mulder is Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture … Continue reading York Medieval Lecture, 5 November 2020

Monarchy, State and Political Culture in Late Medieval England: Essays in Honour of W. Mark Ormrod

On Thursday 16 July, Dr Craig Taylor (History) hosted a launch for Monarchy, State and Political Culture in Late Medieval England: Essays in Honour of W. Mark Ormrod (Eds. Gwilym Dodd and Craig Taylor, York Medieval Press, 2020). This Festschrift has been produced by Mark Ormrod's former students and Research Assistants, and honours his long and illustrious career … Continue reading Monarchy, State and Political Culture in Late Medieval England: Essays in Honour of W. Mark Ormrod

Graduate Conference 2020

On 23-24 June, the CMS (virtually) hosted its annual Postgraduate Conference. We asked the organisers, Katie Vernon (CMS), Jordan Cook (HoA), Isobel Staton (History), Yuki Sugiyama (English), and Karli Grazman (CMS), to write about the conference, and their experience of organising a virtual event. As a team of five, we organised the CMS graduate conference … Continue reading Graduate Conference 2020

CMS Christmas Party & Medieval Bake-Off

The CMS community gathered on Monday 9 December for our Christmas party and the seventh annual Medieval Bake-Off. Staff, students, and CMS alumni enjoyed festive refreshments and a spectacular selection of baked goods that included Latin epigraphy, gingerbread dragons, and a real whale of a cake! The arduous task of judging fell to some of … Continue reading CMS Christmas Party & Medieval Bake-Off