Monthly Archives: February 2017

Ian Johnson to speak at conference on ‘The Medieval Translator’


From 15th to 18th March 2017 Ian Johnson will be attending the Eleventh Cardiff Conference on the Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages, The Medieval Translator: Medieval Translations and their Readership, hosted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences/ÖAW, Institute for Medieval Research, Vienna. Ian will be speaking on “Rendering Readers’ Soulscapes: Variant Translation of Interiority in Late Medieval English and Scottish Literary Culture”. This paper addresses the issue of how in late medieval English and Scottish literary culture each choice of translation […]

Medieval French Research Seminar 20th April


Prof. Bill Burgwinkle (Cambridge): “Thirteenth-century troubadour poetry and the rise of post-evental thinking” Thursday 20th April (week 11), 5.15pm, Buchanan Building, Room 216 (TBC) The importance that is claimed for troubadour poetry often involves its status as the ‘first’: first vernacular lyric poetry preserved in Europe; earliest vernacular poetry composed by a woman; earliest preserved melodies for a ‘secular’ composition; first explicitly non-religious verse, and plenty of it (some 2500 songs from a period of roughly a century); first to deal […]

Publication! Medieval St Andrews


Medieval St Andrews: Church, Cult, City edited by Michael Brown and Katie Stevenson has just been published by Boydell. It contains 15 essays including pieces by Julian Luxford, Bess Rhodes, Roger Mason, Richard Fawcett and Norman Reid all of St Andrews. From the website: St Andrews was of tremendous significance in medieval Scotland. Its importance remains readily apparent in the buildings which cluster the rocky promontory jutting out into the North Sea: the towers and walls of cathedral, castle and […]

Donald Bullough Fellowship Applications


The Department of Mediaeval History at the University of St Andrews invites applications for the Donald Bullough Fellowship, to be taken up during either semester of the academic year 2017-2018. The Fellowship is open to any academic in a permanent university post with research interests in mediaeval history. The financial aspect of the fellowship is a subsidy (up to £3000) towards the cost of travel to St Andrews and accommodation during your stay. The successful applicant is normally someone enjoying […]