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Donald Bullough Fellowship 2018-19

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 2018-2019. 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 […]

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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 […]

SAIMS Staff Win Leverhulme Fellowships

SAIMS is celebrating after two of its members were awarded prestigious Major Research Fellowships by the Leverhulme Trust for 2018-21: Prof Kate Rudy (Art History) for her project ‘Measuring Medieval Users’ Responses to Manuscripts: New Technological Approaches’ and Dr James Palmer (History) for ‘Science and Belief in the Making of Early Medieval Europe’. About her project, Prof Rudy said: “Medieval books are among the most enduring testaments of pre-modern culture. Inscribed on organic parchment, manuscripts’ signs of wear are self-documenting, […]

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