Monthly Archives: September 2016

Publication: Piety in Pieces by Kathryn Rudy (Free Download Available)


We are pleased to announce the publication of Dr Kathryn Rudy’s Piety in Pieces: How Medieval Readers Customized their Manuscripts. You can now download a free copy of this publication via the link below: http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/477/piety-in-pieces–how-medieval-readers-customized-their-manuscripts Check out the description of the book from the website: Medieval manuscripts resisted obsolescence. Made by highly specialised craftspeople (scribes, illuminators, book binders) with labour-intensive processes using exclusive and sometimes exotic materials (parchment made from dozens or hundreds of skins, inks and paints made from prized […]

CFP Forthcoming Conference: Encountering the Material Medieval


The University of St Andrews School of Art History in collaboration with the St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies (SAIMS) present Encountering the Material Medieval, the second edition of an international interdisciplinary conference on materiality and material engagements with the medieval, taking place on 19-20 January 2017 in Scotland. While the idea of medievalism directly impacts modern scholarship and culture at large, it encourages an engagement with a theoretical abstraction of the medieval culture. This way, the materiality of the sources, and the intrinsic materiality of our embodied engagement with the medieval, […]

Workshops: Methodologies and Practice in Medieval and Early Modern Research


All Postgraduate students studying at Scottish universities are welcome to attend this SGSAH-funded all-day workshops event, Methodologies and Practice in Medieval and Early Modern Research in Dundee on 29 October from 10AM-7PM, which will investigate emerging methodologies in Medieval-Early Modern research. This event will allow students the chance to consider their research in regard to prominent methodological approaches. Workshops will be focused on the following: Gender and Medieval Studies Authorship and Appropriation Materiality and Sources Performative theory and Drama Centre […]

Professor John Hudson Elected Fellow of the British Academy


Congratulations to Professor John Hudson who has been elected Fellow of the British Academy! Upon receiving this honour, the University of St Andrews Press Office quoted Professor Hudson as saying, “I am delighted and honoured to be elected to the British Academy. I am particularly pleased to be elected in the fields both of Mediaeval Studies and of Law. The University of St Andrews has a long-held reputation as one of the top centres in the world for the study […]