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Norman Reid and Robert Houghton Contribute to: Absentee Authority across Medieval Europe


A recent publication from Boydell Press features the contributions of two St Andrews-affiliated historians. Dr Norman H Reid, currently Honorary Research Fellow with the School of History, and Dr Robert Houghton, who graduated with a PhD in History from the University in 2013, have written chapters in Absentee Authority across Medieval Europe, published 2017. The following release is from the publishers. Click here for a flyer which discounts the purchase of the book. “In the medieval world, what happened when a […]

Publication: The Universal History of Step‘anos Tarōnec‘i by Tim Greenwood


Tim Greenwood’s new publication, The Universal History of Step‘anos Tarōnec‘i, has been released by Oxford University Press. It is a history of the world in three books, completed in 1005/6 CE, at a time when the Byzantine Empire was expanding eastwards across the districts of historic Armenia and challenging key aspects of Armenian identity. Stepʻanos responded to these changing circumstances by looking to the past and fusing Armenian tradition with Persian, Roman, and Islamic history, asserting that Armenia had a […]

5th Annual Late Medieval France and Burgundy Seminar


The annual seminar on late medieval France and Burgundy will be held in St Andrews this year. This, the 5th Annual seminar, will be held on the 1st and 2nd of December in the Old Class Library. Speakers will include our own Dr Agnès Bos; Dr Emily Guerry (University of Kent); Professor Lindy Grant (University of Reading); Dr Rémy Ambühl (University of Southampton); and Dr Emma Campbell (University of Warwick). See the full line-up here: LMFB_Poster2017. To register, please email […]

Alex Woolf on BBC Radio 4


Alex Woolf (Senior Lecturer, University of St Andrews) appeared on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time on the 9th of November. He discussed the Picts alongside Katherine Forsyth (Reader in the Department of Celtic and Gaelic, University of Glasgow) and Gordon Noble (Reader in Archaeology, University of Aberdeen).   Give it a listen on the BBC Radio 4 website, or on iTunes, where it is currently the most popular episode of the In Our Time podcast.

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Palaeography Day Trip to Aberdeen


Margaret Connolly and Rachel Hart took MLitt students in Medieval Studies and Medieval History to Aberdeen on Monday 24 April to see 15th– century manuscripts in the University Library’s Special Collections. These included copies of saint’ lives, sermons, devotional prose, medical texts, and classical commentaries, and the manuscripts varied in size from a massive copy of John Trevisa’s translation of the Polychronicon to a tiny palm-sized book of hours. We also saw original medieval records at the Aberdeen Burgh Records […]