SAIMS welcomed nearly 100 participants to St Andrews for the Medievalists in Scotland gathering on 3rd December 2016. In addition to senior academics, many students and some non-academics attended the event, including some who specialise in areas outside of Europe. Participants first met one another while displaying and discussing their posters, which showcased their current research projects and interests.
Following the poster session, participants were given the opportunity to meet in groups to discuss a variety of research interests, including: palaeography and manuscript culture, clothing/textiles, editing/philology, reception studies, spirituality/piety/relics, monasticism, gender, lordship/nobility/patronage, and governance/law.
After these workshops, participants met in groups again to discuss some of the latest trends in medieval studies, including: digital humanities, new materialism, emotions, academic/non-academic collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and palaeography.
We were delighted to have Principal Sally Mapstone attend the event to give the welcome address.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Medievalists in Scotland and made the gathering a success!
Bettina Bildhauer (SAIMS Director) would also like to thank Vicky Turner and Audrey Wishart for organising this event, and PhD students Jonah Coman and Sylvan Hu for helping out.