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Welcome to SAIMS

The St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies was founded in 2007 and brings together more than thirty academics of international standing and a very large number of research associates. It builds on the illustrious reputation of the Department of Mediaeval History which was founded in 1955, expanding to be the largest of its kind in the world. Subjects taught through SAIMS include Art History, History, Manuscript Studies, Mediaeval Languages and Literatures (Arabic, French, Old and Middle English, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Occitan, Old Norse and Welsh), Palaeography and Theology.

The Medieval Journal

The Mediaeval Journal is a distinctively European-based cross-disciplinary and multinational journal of Mediaeval Studies published in English in both print and online formats. Featuring the work of specialists in all areas of Mediaeval Studies, it offers wide disciplinary coverage in every issue and welcomes submissions from the worldwide community of mediaevalists in traditional disciplines such as Art History, History, Archaeology, Theology, European Languages/Literatures (including English), as well as burgeoning areas such as Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Manuscript Studies, Mediaevalisms, Material Culture, History of Medicine and Science, History of Ideas, Queer Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Musicology, to name a few. Each issue of The Mediaeval Journal also contains timely and expert reviews responding to the variety and energy of scholarship across the world of Mediaeval Studies. The General Editors are pleased to receive submissions in any of the above areas, and to respond to queries from potential contributors.