On Thursday 18 April, a large proportion of the CMS MA cohort, along with some Medieval Literature and Language and Medieval History MAs, and one PhD student, headed out into the Yorkshire countryside to enjoy a day of medieval architecture, brilliant sunshine, and glorious wall paintings.
The Poetry and Music of Science. Comparing Creativity in Science and Art, by Prof. Tom McLeish (CMS, Physics) was published by published by Oxford University Press last month. You can read all about The Poetry and Music of Science, and Prof. McLeish’s 2016 book Faith and Wisdom in Science on the OUP website. We … Continue reading New publication from Professor Tom McLeish
We've got a fabulous line-up of conferences and other events for this summer. It might seem a bit early to be getting excited for all of this, but we just couldn't wait to share! May starts well, with Prof Daniel Wakelin (Oxford) delivering our Annual Riddy Lecture on 2 May (details here), and then keeps … Continue reading Summer conferences at the CMS
On Thursday 23 May, the CMS welcomes a gathering of leading scholars to honour Linne Mooney's contribution to the study of medieval English manuscripts. The one-day symposium will take place in our fabulous Huntingdon Room (once the meeting room of the Council of the North), and include keynotes from Professors Derek Pearsall and Simon Horobin, as … Continue reading Scribal Cultures in Late Medieval England: A Conference in honour of Linne R. Mooney
On Friday 22nd March, the Lords of Misrule musicians did something rather unusual in our group’s recent history – we did a gig that wasn’t part of a Lords production or a CMS event!
We talk about artistic inspiration all the time – but scientific inspiration is a thing too Tom McLeish, University of York I don’t know why it took so long to dawn on me – after 20 years of a scientific career – that what we call the “scientific method” really only refers the second half … Continue reading
The York Medieval Lecture 2019, Tuesday, 29th February, 6pm in the Bowland Auditorium This week we held our Spring Term York Medieval Lecture, which was delivered by Dr Craig Taylor. Craig Taylor is a Reader in Medieval History at the University of York and was director of the Centre for Medieval Studies from 2010-11 and … Continue reading Craig Taylor, “Memory, Emotion and Truth: The Posthumous Trial of Joan of Arc”
A nun who faked her own death, an archbishop who went into battle with an army of clergymen, and why being a priest was the most dangerous job of the Middle Ages: these are just some of the stories beginning to emerge from fourteenth-century records held in the University of York’s archives.
John Arnold, ‘Lordship, Violence and Very Small Churches in Southern France, c. 1000-1200’ The York Medieval Lecture 2018, Tuesday 13 February at 5:30pm in K/133 John Arnold is a cultural historian of medieval religion, with particular interests in gender, affect, and the theory of history-writing. He was appointed as Professor of Medieval History at the University of … Continue reading John Arnold, ‘Lordship, Violence and Very Small Churches in Southern France, c. 1000-1200’ – The York Medieval Lecture Spring Term, 2018