Monthly Archives: December 2016

St Andrews Welcomed ‘Medievalists in Scotland’


img_1827SAIMS welcomed nearly 100 participants to St Andrews for the Medievalists in Scotland gathering on 3rd December 2016. In addition to senior academics, many students and some non-academics attended the event, including some who specialise in areas outside of Europe. Participants first met one another while displaying and discussing their posters, which showcased their current research projects and interests.

Following the poster session, participants were given the opportunity to meet in groups to discuss a variety of research interests, including: palaeography and manuscript culture, clothing/textiles, editing/philology, reception studies, spirituality/piety/relics, monasticism, gender, lordship/nobility/patronage, and governance/law.

After these workshops, img_1831participants met in groups again to discuss some of the latest trends in medieval studies, including: digital humanities, new materialism, emotions, academic/non-academic collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and palaeography.

We were delighted to have Principal Sally Mapstone attend the event to give the welcome address.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Medievalists in Scotland and made the gathering a success!

Bettina Bildhauer (SAIMS Director) would also like to thank Vicky Turner and Audrey Wishart for organising this event, and PhD students Jonah Coman and Sylvan Hu for helping out.

Professor Stephen Read Receives Leverhulme Project Grant

Professor Stephen Read (Emeritus, Arché Research Centre – Philosophy) has been awarded a Leverhulme Project Grant for a project on ‘Theories of Paradox in Fourteenth-Century Logic: Edition and Translation of Key Texts’. The grant is worth £155,655 over three years, and will pay for the appointment of a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant for three years from June 2017 and the additional costs of the research. The aim is to produce critical editions from the medieval manuscripts of the texts on insolubles by Paul of Venice, Walter Segrave, John Dumbleton and Peter of Ailly, with English translations of the first three, and commentary.