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SAIMS/TMJ Essay Competition 2020


SAIMS invites entries for its annual Essay Competition, submitted according to the following rules: 1. The competition is open to all medievalists who are graduate students or have completed a higher degree within the last three years. For PhD students the time period of three years begins from the date of the successful viva, but excludes any career break. Any candidate in doubt of their eligibility should contact the Director of SAIMS at saimsmail@st-andrews.ac.uk. 2. A candidate may make only […]

Donald Bullough Fellowship 2020-2021


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 2020-2021. 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 […]

TMJ Essay Prize 2019 Results


The winners of The Medieval Journal Essay Prize 2019 have been announced! Winner: Abigail Hartman (St Andrews)  ‘And the Violent Take it by Force: Poetry and the Cause of Simon de Montfort after the Battle of Evesham’             Proxime: Matthew Firth (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia) ‘An Icelander in the Court of King Knut: History and Memory in Bjarnar saga Hitdaelakappa’         Congratulations to both Abigail and Matthew for their outstanding work!

Dr. Claudia Rossignoli Awarded Senior Research Fellowship


Dr Claudia Rossignoli has been awarded a Senior Research Fellowship by the PIASt (Polish Institute of Advance Studies, Warsaw) to work on a project entitled The Languages of Faith: Doctrine, Translation and Multilingualism in the Italian Renaissance. The project focuses on the Spanish religious writer and reformer Juan de Valdés (c.1490-1541), on his own original approach to translation and multilingualism, on the uniquely transnational dimension of his texts and on their characteristically transcultural transmission. Between October 2019 and August 2020, CR will be working […]

Thinking About Recluses: A recap of the second ‘Rethinking voluntary reclusion in Mediterranean Europe’ workshop


On 28th and 29th March 2019, just as the UK was once expected to be exiting the EU, an international band of intrepid medievalists, including four from St Andrews, gathered in Rome at the Università Pontificia Antonianum, and in Viterbo, for the second of two interdisciplinary workshops dedicated to ‘Rethinking voluntary reclusion in Mediterranean Europe’. It was a truly international event, organized by the St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, the Scuola Superiore di Studi Medievali e Francescani and the […]