Lincoln has a long and fascinating history. With its medieval castle, world-renowned Gothic cathedral, and some of the finest surviving examples of medieval domestic architecture in the United Kingdom, the city is home to a wealth of medieval resources, making it an ideal location in which to undertake an advanced study of the Middle Ages.
You will be able to learn a range of research methods used within Medieval Studies and develop skills such as palaeography and Latin. You will be taught how to utilise historical archives to explore the social, political, cultural, economic, and religious histories of England, Europe and the wider Mediterranean world. Our modules are informed by a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, including Women's History, the History of Emotions and Medievalism. Some modules are supported by the wealth of literary manuscripts at Lincoln Cathedral, which holds one of only 50 full manuscripts of The Canterbury Tales, as well as The Thornton Romances, which contains the earliest known accounts of King Arthur's death.
You will be able to work with a team of academics who are leading researchers, authors, editors of books, contributors to international research projects and conferences, broadcasters, conservators, and experts in heritage.
As a Medievalist and a member of the Lincoln School of Humanities and Heritage, you will be able to join our vibrant Postgraduate community and to participate in a range of extra-curricular research activities organised by the Medieval Studies Research Group. These include research seminars, an Annual Medieval Lecture, a 'Medieval Week' with international contributors and reading groups involving also PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers in the School.