Monthly Archives: October 2015

St Andrews Staff Contribute to ‘Medieval LEGO’ Book


Professor Robert Bartlett and Professor Emeritus Chris Given-Wilson participated in a project called Medieval LEGO, ed. Greyson Beights (No Starch Press, San Francisco, 2015). The professors described important events in medieval English history, which were then illustrated by Greyson and his colleagues using LEGO. Professor Bartlett contributed to The Death of William Rufus, The Captivity of Richard the Lionheart, The Founding of the University of Oxford, and the Treaty of York; whilst Professor Given-Wilson covered the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton, The Black Death, the Peasants’ Revolt, […]

Bettina Bildhauer Receives Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Grant


Bettina Bildhauer, current co-director of SAIMS, has won a €9,450 grant for alumni of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a three-month “further research stay in Germany”. This is to work with Prof. Andrew James Johnston from the Freie Universität Berlin on her project “The German Tarantino”. Bettina assures you, ‘Yes, it has to do with the Middle Ages. Everything does!’

Centre for French History and Culture Biannual Lecture


The Centre for French History and Culture at the University of St Andrews is delighted to announce that its autumn biannual seminar will be given by Dr Rebecca Dixon (University of Liverpool) on Wednesday 11 November 2015, from 5.30pm. Dr Dixon’s paper is entitled “Spectacular Bodies: Dress and Undress in Wavrin Master Manuscripts”. Rebecca Dixon is Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Liverpool. Her research concerns literature and visual culture in pre-modern France (mostly 15th – early 16th century), as well as text-image relations, costume […]

CFP Crusading Masculinities: International Workshop


From conference organiser Natasha Hodgson, our 2015-2016 Bullough Fellow: University of Zürich, Switzerland, Wednesday 30th March – 1st April 2016 Conference Organisers: Matthew Mesley (University of Zürich), Natasha Hodgson (Nottingham Trent University, UK) and Katherine J. Lewis (University of Huddersfield, UK). The workshop has been generously funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. We also gratefully acknowledge support for postgraduate attendance provided by the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. In the last decade significant […]

“Diverging Paths?” Receives Stellar Review


“Diverging Paths? The Shapes of Power and Institutions in Medieval Christendom and Islam” (Brill 2014) received a stellar review to be included in the “The Medieval Review”. The book is edited by our own John Hudson and long-time friend of St Andrews Ana Rodríguez (CCHS-CSIC), and it emerges from work undertaken in the related projects “Diverging Paths” and “Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom“, including contributions from John Hudson, Caroline Humfress, and Simon MacLean. From the forthcoming review by Thomas W. Barton […]