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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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New Directors for SAIMS


This month, Prof Simon MacLean is stepping down as Director of the St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies after a productive year in charge. We had a fantastic annual lecture by Prof R. I. Moore, some great workshops, and our interdisciplinary MLitt programme continued to go from strength to strength. We can now announce the new co-directors for SAIMS: Dr Bettina Bildhauer (Modern Languages) and Dr James Palmer (History). The duo were founding members of SAIMS back in 2008 and […]

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Call for Applications: Donald Bullough Fellowship for a Medieval Historian


The St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies invites applications for the Donald Bullough Fellowship in Mediaeval History, to be taken up during either semester of the academic year 2014-15. 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. Previous Fellows have included Dr Christina Pössel, Professor […]

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