From March to July 2015, the Centre for Medieval Studies will be welcoming Professor Susanne Wittekind, an Art Historian from the University of Cologne. Professor Wittekind is a specialist in Spanish medieval art, and in particular juridical amnuscripts and illuminated charters, liturgy, relics, reliquaries and the cult of saints. While in York, she will be … Continue reading CMS Visiting Professor – Prof. Susanne Wittekind, University of Cologne
Here is a video report on the Custody of the Holy Land exhibition and conference in which Michele Campopiano played a key role.
Harry Munt, The Holy City of Medina: Sacred Space in Early Islamic Arabia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014) We are delighted to announce that Harry Munt, our new Lecturer in Medieval History, has just published the first book-length study of the emergence of Medina, in modern Saudi Arabia, as a widely venerated sacred space and holy city over … Continue reading The Holy City of Medina: Sacred Space in Early Islamic Arabia
Archaeology research Forum Week 4, KG/33, 4-6pm, Friday 24 October 2014 Tony Abramson (Adjunct at the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds): 'Where There's Muck There's Brass: The Monetization of Northumbria c.AD570-866/7' Having studied early Anglo-Saxon coinage for more than two decades and published a number of books on the subject and organised biennial … Continue reading Where There’s Muck There’s Brass: The Monetization of Northumbria c.AD570- 866/7
Graduates of the Centre for Medieval Studies go on to a wide variety of interesting and exciting careers. In the first of what will hopefully be a long series of profiles, let us introduce you to one of our PhDs in Medieval Studies, Dr Debbie Cannon, who is now the voice of the trams in Edinburgh … Continue reading Where Are They Now (part 1)?
Fridays, 6:00pm in K/G84 Welcome to the start of the Medieval Film Club's long and undistinguished programme! This Friday we congregate in convivial conditions to concatenate: swallows, coconuts, the Book of Armaments, killer rabbits, moistened bints lying around in ponds distributing swords (no basis for a system of government), women who weigh the same as … Continue reading Medieval Film Club: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Friday 17 October 2014)
Graham White of the Churches Conservation Trust will be leading the first meeting of the Parish Church Discussion Group at Holy Trinity church in Goodramgate on Tuesday 21 October at 7pm. There will be a tour of the church and look at the history and archaeology of this fantastic building. Then the group will discuss the various topics … Continue reading Medieval Parish Church Discussion Group (Tuesday 21 October 2014)
On 23 October 2014, Dr. Michele Campopiano (Department of English and Related Literatures) will be giving a lecture on 'Writing the Holy Land: Manuscripts and Texts from the Franciscan Convent in Jerusalem (1333-1530 ca)' at the Custodial Curia at St. Saviour's Monastery in Jerusalem. The Library of the Custody of the Holy Land in Jerusalem … Continue reading Writing the Holy Land: Manuscripts and Texts from the Franciscan Convent in Jerusalem (1333-1530 ca)
What do you get when the Archaeology Research Forum, the Viking Studies Research Group and the York Heritage Seminars (YOHRS) combine for a seminar...? In 2012 and 2013, members of 'Pagan' metal bands Týr and Heidevolk visited the Kings Manor to give research seminars on their cultural influences. In 2012, for example, Heri and Kári, singer … Continue reading ‘Hold the Heathen Hammer High’: representation, re-enactment and the construction of ‘Pagan’ heritage
Many congratulations to our newest PhD in Medieval History, Dr Kristin Bourassa! Kristin came to York after her MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Ottawa and has been funded for her PhD by a prestigious Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) doctoral award. Kristin has written her doctorate on Counselling Charles VI of France: Christine de … Continue reading Bienvenue à notre nouvelle doctorat en histoire médiévale, Dr Kristin Bourassa