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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Book Launch

All are welcomed by the LCS and IMS to attend the book launch of Dr. Pietro Delcorno's new book, 'In the Mirror of the Prodigal Son'. Starts at 5:00 pm.

Medieval Group Seminar

Kaan Gorman (IMS) and Geoffrey Humble (University of Birmingham) will present a joint seminar titled 'Exemplifying the Odd? Dread, Diversion and Doctrine in Strange Tales from East and West'. Starts at 5:00 pm.

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Bayeux tapestry to go to England

Professor Julia Barrow comments on France declaring they are willing to lend the British one of their most important national treasures - the tapestry of Bayeux.

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Staff profile

Catherine Batt

Medieval literature: in particular translation studies, gender studies, romance, hagiography, devotional literature, Anglo-Norman, Hoccleve, Malory, medievalism, material culture.

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