Monthly Archives: April 2016

Rochester Older Scots Conference


Rhiannon Purdie is co-organising a joint Rochester-St Andrews symposium on Older Scots Literature at the University of Rochester with Tom Hahn, 9-10 May 2016. It brings together specialists from the U.S., Canada and Europe — including our own Roger Mason from History, and SAIMS post/recent graduates Caitlin Flynn and Liz Hanna — for two days of papers on 14th to 16th-century literature in Older Scots. Rhiannon has spent Semester 2 at the University of Rochester, NY, as a Fulbright Scottish […]

James Palmer in USA Tour


James Palmer has recently returned from being the Lindsay Young Distinguished Visiting Senior Scholar at the MARCO Institute, University of Tennessee Knoxville. The visit built on Palmer’s ongoing research with Prof Jay Rubenstein on medieval ideas of apocalypse, and paved the way for future collaborations between SAIMS and MARCO. Palmer had a busy time in Knoxville. His visit coincided with the lively 13th Annual Marco Symposium, on ‘Rome: Beyond the Discourse of Renewal’. He led a discussion at a research […]

Kathryn Rudy’s busy research leave and publications


Dr Kathryn M. Rudy is on research leave in 2015-16. In the fall, she was a senior fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angels, and in the spring she was the Wanley visiting scholar at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. She led the Hilary Term meeting of the Workshop for Manuscript and Text Cultures at Queen’s College, Oxford, with a presentation titled ‘Touching Skin: Why Medieval Users Rubbed, Kissed, Inscribed, Splattered, Begrimed, and Pricked their Manuscripts’.  In January she […]

Justine Trombley Wins Andrew W. Mellon Postdoc


Congratulations to Dr Justine Trombley who has won an Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto, receiving one of four fellowships offered annually by the Institute. Justine graduated from St Andrews in 2015 with her PhD project entitled ‘The Mirror Broken Anew: The Manuscript Evidence for Opposition to Marguerite Porete’s Latin Mirror of Simple Souls in the Later Middle Ages.’ She will hold this postdoc from September 2016 – June 2017, during which time she will be working on […]