Lydia’s book, The Mélusine Romance in Medieval Europe: Translation, Circulation, and Material Contexts will be released by Boydell & Brewer in January 2020 as part of their Studies in Medieval Romance series. Here at the CMS, we would like to congratulate Dr Zeldenrust on what looks to be a fantastic contribution to scholarship on the … Continue reading New book from Dr Lydia Zeldenrust
Earlier this summer, the CMS theatre group The Lords of Misrule, put on a performance of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim’s 'Callimachus' at the Leeds International Medieval Congress. Directed by Nicola Peard, the free performance took place on Wednesday 3 July in Beech Grove Plaza, and was blessed by good weather and an interested crowd. Written by the 10th-century … Continue reading Hrotsvit of Gandersheim’s ‘Callimachus’
Those are four words I never thought I'd see together, but it's true! The King's Manor has a resident apricot tree that fruits every few years or so, and this year we got lucky enough to have a bumper crop! And when life gives you apricots... well, make apricot jam. This fabulous specimen was made … Continue reading King’s Manor Apricot Jam
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. Our students primarily encounter Gary as one of our tutors in Palaeography (which we hope he still has time to be!), but his primary role (since … Continue reading Congratulations Gary!
Two PhD students based at the Centre, Emmie Rose Price-Goodfellow (CMS) and Kirstin Barnard (History), have come together to organise two sessions at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020. To see the submission guidelines, please visit the official Call for Papers page on the Western Michigan University website. Date: 7th–10th May 2020. Organiser: Prof. Sarah Rees Jones Chairs: … Continue reading CMS-sponsored sessions at Kalamazoo 2020
The Centre would like to congratulate Dr Zara Burford and Dr Eric Wolever for receiving their PhD in Medieval Studies certificates on Saturday 20 July, alongside MA in Medieval Studies graduates Laura Houghton and Alice Yevko. The ceremony also saw the graduation of medieval PhD candidates Dr Timothy Rowbotham and Dr Katherine Rich from the … Continue reading Congratulations graduates!
The Centre would like to congratulate Dr Lydia Zeldenrust, Associate Lecturer at the Department of English and Related Literature, University of York, and key member of the CMS, who has been awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship this summer, for the project ‘Continental Connections: European Bestselling Romances in England (c. 1400-1600).’ Having been awarded such … Continue reading Dr Lydia Zeldenrust Awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship
The HRC held its annual Doctoral Fellowships competition today, with CMS PhD Luke Giraudet being awarded third place. Each year the HRC offers a number of Doctoral Fellowships to arts and humanities PhD students currently in their third full-time year of study (or equivalent part-time) at the University of York. Each arts and humanities department … Continue reading HRC Doctoral Fellowships
York Medieval Press's latest publication is close to our hearts here at the Centre for Medieval Studies: Craig Taylor's A Virtuous Knight: Defending Marshal Boucicaut (Jean II Le Meingre, 1366-1421). Craig was our Director here from 2010-2011 and from 2014-2017, and is currently a Reader in Medieval History at the University - still very much an … Continue reading New Book from York Medieval Press
We've had a fabulous few weeks here at the Centre, celebrating the varied research and research interests of our community. Annual Riddy Lecture: In the next leyf: the edge of the material text This term kicked off with the Annual Riddy Lecture, delivered by Professor Daniel Wakelin (Oxford) who spoke to members of the Centre … Continue reading Summer of Research