The Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS)

The IMS is one of the major centres for interdisciplinary study in Medieval Studies in the UK.  Teaching and PhD supervision draws from a community of scholars whose range spans Europe, from Iceland to Africa and the Middle East, and from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance.

The Institute is home to the International Medieval Congress (IMC), Europe's largest annual gathering of medievalists, and the International Medieval Bibliography (IMB), the world's leading interdisciplinary bibliography of the Middle Ages.  

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IMS Open Lecture: 'Women Writers and Book Collectors'

The first lecture in the 2018-19 IMS Open Lecture series, presented by Elizabeth L'Estrange (University of Birmingham) and titled 'Women Writers and Book Collectors', will be held on 9 October 2018. Starts at 5:30 pm.

IMS Open Lecture: 'Documenting Multiculturalism'

This IMS Open Lecture, presented by Jeremy Johns (University of Oxford), is titled 'Documenting Multiculturalism in Norman Sicily' and will be held on 19 February 2019. Starts at 5:30 pm.

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IMS Collaboration with the University of Poitiers

Members of the IMS collaborated with the University of Poitiers from 7-10 June 2018 as part of a recent agreement between the IMS and CESCM, which offers teaching and research opportunities.

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Staff profile

Julia Barrow

Medieval ecclesiastical history 8th-13th century (particularly England); clergy; bishops and episcopal administration; charters; forged charters; historical writing.

Student Profile

Amy Devenney

Thesis: Miracles and medicine in the Norman Kingdom of Sicily

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