Where are they now? Rachel Moss

Rachel Moss was an undergraduate at York and went on to complete an MA in Medieval Studies in 2004 (writing a dissertation on Fatherhood in Medieval popular romance), and then a PhD in Medieval Studies on Fictions of fatherhood : fatherhood in late medieval English gentry and mercantile letters and romances (2009). Rachel has just published her first book, Fatherhood and … Continue reading Where are they now? Rachel Moss

Urbanity and Society c.600-1500 (22-23 May)

Urban Studies is a sub-field with a long and distinguished history of its own. Those who investigate urban environments have, however, largely been seen as working independently from other aspects of historical study, as a consequence of the separate and distinctive role envisaged for towns and cities by feudal models of society. With the growth of less rigid … Continue reading Urbanity and Society c.600-1500 (22-23 May)

Holy Bodies Sacred Spaces (Saturday 2 May 2015)

Conference: Holy Bodies Sacred Spaces (Saturday 2 May 2015) Location: The Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul The praesentia of holy bodies, the material remains of saints, is a seminal aspect of late antique and medieval Christianity, and has long received scholarly attention. The art-historical debate on the eleventh and twelfth centuries has focused, in particular, on … Continue reading Holy Bodies Sacred Spaces (Saturday 2 May 2015)

Place and Space in the Medieval World (29-31 May)

Place and Space in the Medieval World is a three day interdisciplinary conference to be held at the University of York, King's Manor 29-31 May. The consideration of space and place has become ever more central to the study of the Medieval in the last three decades. Ideas of ‘Space’ and ‘Place’, together with associated … Continue reading Place and Space in the Medieval World (29-31 May)

CMS Visiting Professor, Suzanne Wittekind (University of Cologne)

The CMS is delighted to welcome Professor Suzanne Wittekind as a Visiting Professor for the summer term 2015. Susanne Wittekind is a Professor in the History of Art and speaker of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Cologne. Her research has focused on German art of the 10th-13th Century and on Spanish … Continue reading CMS Visiting Professor, Suzanne Wittekind (University of Cologne)

1348: A Pivotal Moment for Collegiate Churches? by Andrew Budge (Birkbeck) – Tuesday 14 April

On 14 April 5:15pm in the Treehouse of the Berrick Saul Building, Andrew Budge (Birkbeck) will be speaking on "1348: a pivotal moment for collegiate churches, or business as usual?" This paper will offer an exploration of the influence of the conversion of St George’s, Windsor and St Stephen’s, Westminster to collegiate status in 1348 … Continue reading 1348: A Pivotal Moment for Collegiate Churches? by Andrew Budge (Birkbeck) – Tuesday 14 April

Westerdale: the origins and development of a medieval settlement, by Carol Wilson

Following her retirement for primary headship, Carol Wilson came to the CMS in 2010 to take an MA in Medieval Studies. Her dissertation focused on the development of Westerdale, now in the North York Moors National Park. During the thirteenth century this medieval settlement was the primary preceptory of the Knights Templar in the northeast … Continue reading Westerdale: the origins and development of a medieval settlement, by Carol Wilson

Two New PhD studentships in the Department of History

Two studentships are available as part of a major new project, ‘The Genesis of Inquisition Procedures and the Truth-Claims of Inquisition Records: The Inquisition Registers of Languedoc, 1235-1244’, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by Professor Peter Biller (History) with Dr Lucy Sackville (History) and Dr Shelagh Sneddon (History), which started … Continue reading Two New PhD studentships in the Department of History