Author Archives: Jacob Manvell

Lydia Hayes Contributes to: Sensual and Sensory Experiences in the Middle Ages


Lydia Hayes, a recent St Andrews Medieval Studies PhD graduate and former SAIMS intern, has had an article published in an edited volume. Sensual and Sensory Experiences in the Middle Ages: On Pleasure, Fear, Desire and Pain, has just been released by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. As the description on the publisher’s webpage explains: This volume shows the different aspects of sensory experiences that medieval people conveyed through documents, literary accounts, and religious practices. The unifying theme here is how pleasure, pain, desire, […]

Margaret Connolly and Rachel Hart speak at Scottish Medievalists Conference


Dr Margaret Connolly and Mrs Rachel Hart spoke by invitation to the Scottish Medievalists at the 61st Conference of the Society for Scottish Medieval and Renaissance Studies. This Conference was held in Cumbernauld, 6th – 7th January 2018, about their ongoing research on the late medieval Scottish notary, Robert Ewyn. Their paper, ‘A late medieval book and its covers: the Marchmont manuscript of Regiam Maiestatem and its scribe(s)’, focused not just on the named scribe who copied the celebrated legal […]

Publication: Dimitri Kastritsis’ An Early Ottoman History


Dimitri Kastritsis has published an exciting new work — a translation and commentary of the Oxford Anonymous Chronicle. The Oxford Anonymous Chronicle is a history of the Ottoman dynasty completed in 1484 in the vernacular Turkish, and is of especial interest to students of the medieval eastern Mediterranean. Dimitri Kastritsis has completed a discussion of the book with Liverpool University Press which can  be found here. Preoccupied with dynastic legitimacy, the Chronicle shares an aim with other fifteenth-century Ottoman histories. It also […]

Workshop on Medieval Logic and its Contemporary Relevance


Arché, a philosophical research centre here at the University of St Andrews, will be hosting a workshop on medieval logic and its contemporary relevance from the 30th of April to the 2nd of May, 2018. Arché hopes to include six Contributed Talks lasting one hour with discussion. From Arché: ‘Contributed Talks should preferably both contain historical material from the middle ages, including Arabic and other traditions besides the Latin West, and relate it to contemporary concerns in philosophical logic. To […]

Ian Johnson Participates in COST Action IS1301


From 21 to 23 September 2017, Ian Johnson participated in the final meeting of the EU-funded network of 25 countries, COST, the European Cooperation in Science & Technology. The event this past September was COST Action IS1301, focusing on “New Communities of Interpretation (1350-1570)”. This focus brought together experts on late medieval and early modern Europe, organised around the inclusion and exclusion of the laity in religious experience. As part of this event, Ian, with Lucie Doležalová (Charles University, Prague) co-ordinated […]