Monthly Archives: March 2015

Professor Jean-Claude Schmitt to give SAIMS Annual Lecture


The St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies is pleased to welcome Professor Jean-Claude Schmitt who will give a talk on ‘Rhythms in History’ for this year’s Annual Lecture. Professor Schmitt is one of the foremost cultural historians of the Middle Ages. He has been a long-time advocate of interdisciplinarity, using insights from anthropology, art history and literature to capture the way that people viewed the world. He is famous for his books The Holy Greyhound (1983), Ghosts in the Middle Ages (1998) and The […]

John Hudson Meets the Queen at Buckingham Palace


Professor John Hudson attended a reception organised to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, where he met the Queen. From the University of St Andrews News webpage: “On display at the reception was a facsimile of a British Library copy of the 1215 charter. Contrary to popular belief, there is no single original manuscript of Magna Carta; rather it was issued in multiple copies, of which four survive. The original copies of the 1215 charter had been brought […]