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
Dr Lydia Zeldenrust reached an international audience last week helping a New York Times reporter explore the mystery behind a German tote bag. The bag in question, sold in Hugendubel, one of Germany’s largest bookstore chains, shows a Gothic script, and a red logo - but no one was entirely sure what the text said, … Continue reading CMS staff in The New York Times
The British Institute of Persian Studies has made Dr Richard McClary's lecture: The rediscovery of mina’i wares and the fiction of completion: 13th century polychrome Iranian ceramics and their reception in the 20th century available to listen to for free on their website. Richard McClary is one of the most recent additions to our CMS family, … Continue reading Lecture by Richard McClary available online
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