Monthly Archives: January 2017

SAIMS/TMJ Essay Prize – Deadline 24 March!


SAIMS invites entries for its annual Essay Competition, submitted according to the following rules: 1. The competition is open to all medievalists who are graduate students or have completed a higher degree within the last three years. For PhD students the time period of three years begins from the date of the successful viva, but excludes any career break. Any candidate in doubt of their eligibility should contact the Director of SAIMS (saimsmail@st-andrews.ac.uk). 2. A candidate may make only one submission to the […]

New Book! Rubrics, Images and Indulgences in Late Medieval Netherlandish Manuscripts by Kathryn M. Rudy


How images fuelled the mania for indulgences in pre-Reformation Europe 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of an apocalyptic event in European history: Martin Luther nailed up the 95 Theses criticising abuses of the Roman church, including selling indulgences. With this action Luther set into motion the Protestant Reformation, arguably one of Europe’s biggest social upheavals. In her ground-breaking new book, Kathryn M. Rudy, Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews, investigates the crucial role images played […]