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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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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Open Call for Papers: IMC 2019

The Call for Papers for the twenty-sixth International Medieval Congress (IMC) held annually at the University of Leeds, with the Special Thematic Strand 'Materialities', is currently open.

IMC 2018 A Record-Breaking Success

With 2,907 registered delegates, this year's IMC, with the special thematic strand of 'Memory', was a resounding success and stimulated important discussion among medievalists from around the world.

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Staff profile

Julia Barrow

Medieval ecclesiastical history 8th-13th century (particularly England); clergy; bishops and episcopal administration; charters; forged charters; historical writing.

Student Profile

Rory Sellgren

Thesis: Dante's Christology: Finding Christ in the Commedia

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