Monthly Archives: October 2016

Medievalists in Scotland Workshop, St Andrews, Saturday 3 December 2016


Dear fellow medievalists, We would like to invite all medievalists currently working in Scotland – staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and especially medievalists working outside university settings – to participate in the next ‘Medievalists in Scotland’ meeting to be held in St Andrews, Saturday 3rd December 2016. Here is the link to the poster for display and dissemination: medievalistsinscotland_poster161 This informal event will run from 11am-4pm in the Medical Sciences Building on the North Haugh (opposite the venue of our last […]

Julia Faiers Raises Tuition via a Crowdfunding Campaign


Julia Faiers recently became the first PhD student in Art History to raise her tuition fees via crowdfunding. Julia shared this exciting experience with us: ‘I tried crowdfunding after missing out on Research Council and internal funding from St Andrews. I researched how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign, which involved coming up with Perks for people who pledged. Because of my research subject, these had a medieval French flavour, including ‘your name in medieval Occitan’, a postcard sent from […]

Margaret Connolly’s Publication in ‘The Library’


In January 2016, whilst she was a visiting fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Margaret Connolly also visited Maynooth, where she identified a manuscript with a St Andrews connection. The manuscript, a compilation of papal decretals, was owned by William Scheves, Archbishop of St Andrews in the late fifteenth century. Details of this discovery are now published in ‘A Manuscript Owned by William Scheves now at Maynooth’, The Library 17 (3) (2016), 331-335. You can read this article online here: http://library.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/17.3.331?ijkey=z87M7qk8cIi45iz&keytype=ref

Publication: The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic


The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic, edited by Catarina Dutilh Novaes and Stephen Read (St Andrews, Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Logic in the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies), has just appeared with CUP (September 2016). This volume, the first dedicated and comprehensive Companion to Medieval Logic, covers both the Latin and the Arabic traditions and shows that they were in fact sister traditions, which both arose against the background of a Hellenistic heritage and which influenced […]