Medieval Studies Research Group

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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.

Research Themes and Sustainable Development Goals

Our research is embedded in the following University research themes, a unique set of areas that key into our goals as a civic university undertaking internationally significant research with local relevance, and as researchers engaged in the pursuit of excellence. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals badges represent our research and collaborations in terms of their contribution to the issues the world faces today and into the future.

Our Research

Research Activity

Medieval Studies Research Group Events

Upcoming Events

DateEventSubjectTime and LocationHow to Get Involved
Monday 6 December Research Seminar and Joint HA Lecture

‘The Medieval Kings of England and the Ghost of Christmas Past: Kingship, the Cult of Thomas Becket and the Politics of Sanctity’ - Dr Paul Webster (Cardiff University)

6pm - online Register here
Thursday 16 December Research Seminar and Joint Lincoln Record Society Talk

‘The Cartulary of Kirkstead Abbey: Interpreting Form, Function and Fortunes c.1259-1650’ - Dr Kathryn Dutton

6pm - online Register here
Monday 31 January 2022 Research Seminar and Joint HA Lecture

‘Neither a lender nor a borrower be’: Christian Debtors and Jewish Creditors in Thirteenth Century Lincolnshire’ - Dr Dean Irwin (Independent Scholar)

6pm - online Register here

Previous Events

Please use the links in the table to view previous events.

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Medieval Week - April 2021 'A Medieval Scribe in the Modern Day: the Illuminations of Toni Watts'. View
Medieval Week - April 2021 An Overview of Medieval Week at the University of Lincoln. View
Medieval Sound Bites Podcast 'Women, Households and Power in the 13th Century' - Paula Del Val Vales and Dr Anaïs Waag. View
Medieval Sound Bites Podcast 'Digging in the Dirt: Forensic Science in Ancient and Medieval Archaeology' - Dr Sam Tipper and Dr Charlotte Primeau View
Local and Global Perspectives Research Seminar The Medieval Mediterranean. 'The Autobiographical Impulse in the Medieval Mediterranean' - Dr Franz-Joseph Arlinghaus (Universität Bielefeld), Dr Jaume Aurell (Universidad de Navarra), and Dr Afrodesia McCannon (NYU), chaired by Dr Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo. View
Local and Global Perspectives Research Seminar The Medieval Mediterranean. 'Queenship studies across the Medieval Mediterranean and Western Europe' - Dr Anais Waag and Paula Del Val Vales. View
Research Seminars (2020-21)

An Overview of Our Semester A Research Seminars.

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Research Seminars (2020-21)

An Overview of Our Semester B Research Seminars.

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