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

Colloquium 'New Approaches to the North'

'New Approaches to the North: A Colloquium in Memory of Gordon Foster', held at the University of Leeds, will showcase new and varied research about the history of the North. Starts at 1:00 am.

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.

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Staff profile

Ros Brown-Grant

All aspects of medieval literature; manuscript studies; iconography; gender/sexuality in the Middle Ages

Student Profile

Victoria Yuskaitis

Thesis: Anchorites in Shropshire: An Archaeological, Historical, and Literary Analysis of the Anchoritic Vocation

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on July 30, 2018