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.  

Next events

IMS Medieval Group. 24th Annual Research Afternoon

This is our startup event for this year and will be a good opportunity for you to find out about projects, research and opportunities for medievalists at Leeds, as well as to meet staff and students. Starts at 2:00 pm.

Medieval History Seminar

Delivered by Dr Thomas Smith (University of Leeds), ‘Use of the Bible in Papal Letters: Theology and Authority in the Arengae of Honorius III’. Starts at 5:15 pm.

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Staff profile

Alaric Hall

Alaric's research focuses on Britain and Scandinavia, 500-1600. He is also working on medievalism, particularly in modern Icelandic culture.

Student Profile

Hope Williard

Medieval Friendship; Merovingian Gaul; Late Antique Literary Culture (particularly Latin epistolography); Early Medieval Europe