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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International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2018

This year's annual International Medieval Congress (IMC) will be held from 2-5 July 2018, with the Special Thematic Strand of 'Memory', and is the 25th IMC held at the University of Leeds. Starts at 9:00 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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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.

White Rose Lecture Series Comes to Leeds

The University of Leeds was pleased to welcome the final four lectures from the 'Marginalisation and the Law' public Lecture Series to campus over the past few weeks.

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Staff profile

Matthew Treherne

Dante and medieval literature; Tasso and Renaissance literature

Student Profile

Sarah Ortega

Thesis: The Liber Vaccae and the Practical Applications of Cosmology

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