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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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.

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Latest news

Three Minute Thesis Winner

James Titterton, third-year IMS PG Researcher, won the Three Minute Thesis competition, part of the 2017 Leeds Doctoral College Showcase.

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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

James Hill

Thesis: Papal relations and influence in the Eastern Mediterranean the fourteenth century.