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History DeptThe study of the Middle Ages has long been a major research and teaching interest at the University of St Andrews.  The Department of Mediaeval History was founded in 1955, expanding to be  the largest of its kind in the world, with a long and illustrious history of  excellence in the field. The inter-disciplinary Institute of Mediaeval Studies brings together over thirty full-time academic staff of international standing and a number of research associates.  Subjects taught include History (political, religious, social, cultural, legal), Mediaeval languages and Literatures (Arabic, French, Old and Middle  English, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Old Norse and Welsh), Art History and Theology. Students can also take modern language classes as needed for their  research.

On Wednesday 13 February 2008 the Institute was formally launched with a lecture given by Prof Gerd Althoff of the University of Münster: Forms and Functions of Irony in Medieval Politics. Building on a long tradition of research and teaching on the Middle Ages at St  Andrews, the new inter-disciplinary Institute of Mediaeval Studies brings together over thirty full-time academic staff of international standing and a number of research associates.

l-r Lorna Milne, Gerd Althoff and Rob Bartlett at the launch of SAIMS in 2008.

l-r Lorna Milne, Gerd Althoff and Rob Bartlett at the launch of SAIMS in 2008.

CONTACT

Institute of Mediaeval Studies,
University of St Andrews
71 South Street
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9QW

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For all enquiries, please write to
saimsmail@st-andrews.ac.uk

tel: +44 (0)1334 463332

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