Medieval Studies Research Group

Interpreting and Representing the Medieval Past

The Medieval Studies Research Group brings together academics, archivists, librarians, postgraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers with interdisciplinary interests both in the medieval period itself and in the later interpretation and representation of the medieval past. We have a strong relationship with the wider scholarly and professional community including Lincoln Cathedral Library and Archives, with whom we collaborate in our teaching and research. Key themes include: premodern Iberia and the Western Mediterranean; Lincoln, Britain and the North Atlantic; gender and identity, society and culture; inter-faith exchanges and religion; and archives, heritage, and medievalism.

We foster academic links within and beyond the University of Lincoln through hosting external speakers; organizing the annual Lincoln medieval lecture and ‘Medieval Week’; hosting international conferences; and contributing to national and international research networks and projects. Our research group's news can be followed on our blog.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Our group supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are an urgent call for action to tackle some of the world's most pressing problems, now and into the future.

Our Research

Research Activity

Medieval Studies Research Group Events

Past Events

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Research Seminars - Semester A, October 2023 to January 2024

Medieval Studies Research Seminars

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Medieval Week 2022

Liminal Identities in Medieval Worlds.

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A Medieval Sound Bites Podcast

'Recovering Voices: Women, Christians, and Conversion in the Early Medieval Period' - Nicola Meyrick and Susan Phillips.

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A Medieval Sound Bites Podcast

'Medieval Heritage and Archives in the Modern Era' - Lynsey Coombs and Bethany Elliott.

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A Medieval Sound Bites Podcast

'PGR Feature: Archives and Animals' - Katherine Delaney and Gary Stephen.

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Medieval Week - April 2021

'A Medieval Scribe in the Modern Day: the Illuminations of Toni Watts'.

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