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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Medieval History Seminar

Delivered by Dr Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough (Durham University), ‘Of Monsters and Men: Imagining the Arctic in Old Norse Literature’. Starts at 5:15 pm.

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Three Minute Thesis Winner

James Titterton, third-year IMS PG Researcher, won the Three Minute Thesis competition, part of the 2017 Leeds Doctoral College Showcase.

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Staff profile

Graham Loud

The Normans in southern Italy (and more generally south Italian history 10-13th century, especially social and ecclesiastical); papal history and Italian ecclesiastical history,10th-13th centuries.

Student Profile

Romina Westphal

Tapestries of the Late Middle Ages; Political Potential of Art; Gender and Patronage of Art; Hero Topos and Tapestries in Courtly and Civic Contexts; West-Central Europe