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.  

Next events

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.

War & Peace Cluster Seminar

James Titterton, an IMS PhD researcher at the University of Leeds, will present a seminar as part of the War & Peace Cluster 'Work in Progress'/Seminar Series 2018. Starts at 5:00 pm.

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Lead Academic of White Rose Project

Dr Maroula Perisanidi, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Leeds, is the Lead Academic for the White Rose project 'Marginalisation and the Law: Medieval and Modern'.

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Staff profile

Alan V. Murray

The Crusades and the Latin East; Medieval Warfare, Tournaments and Chivalry; The Medieval Baltic Region; History and Literature of Medieval Germany.

Student Profile

Amy Devenney

Thesis: Miracles and medicine in the Norman Kingdom of Sicily