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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School of History PGR Colloquium

This all-day event will showcase the fantastic range of PGR research that’s taking place in the School. Starts at 1:00 am.

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School of History Interns

The School of History employs more than ten undergraduate students each year in a variety of intern roles. Our interns for 2016-17 have been reflecting on their work this year.

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Staff profile

Marta Cobb

Late Middle English literature, especially Langland, Chaucer and Chaucer reception, Female mysticism, including Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich, Heritage management and education, The portrayal of witchcraft in literature, medieval to modern

Student Profile

Victoria Yuskaitis

I am an IMS PhD Student (beginning October 2016) pursuing multidisciplinary research that intersects History, English, and Archaeology. I am also the IMS Promotions and Communications Intern.