The Medieval Research Centre at Leicester

Welcome to the Medieval Research Centre at the University of Leicester

roundels.jpgThe Medieval Research Centre was established in 1996 to co-ordinate interdisciplinary research and teaching in medieval subjects across the College of Arts, Humanities and Law at the University of Leicester, and to host conferences, colloquia and a programme of lectures and seminars by local and visiting speakers.

The College has more than 20 research-active staff, who work on the medieval period within the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, the School of English, the School of History (including the Centre for English Local History) and the Department of the History of Art and Film, with research interests in fields ranging from late antique archaeology to the visual culture of the sixteenth century. The Centre regularly attracts funding for major research projects. The Centre has a lively post-doctoral and postgraduate culture, whose members are either working on innovative research projects or studying for Masters and Research Degrees in the full range of disciplines represented within the College.

We welcome enquiries from prospective students and scholars wishing to develop research projects and links with the Medieval Research Centre at Leicester.

For news of Medieval Research Centre Undergraduate Dissertation Prize, and the work of our prizewinning undergraduates.

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British Library AHRC PhD Studentship

Anglo-Saxon England and the Continent: A full 3-year AHRC PhD studentship with the British Library is open for applications. Closing date 10 April 2015. More info

James Joyce and St Francis of Assisi

Dr Jason McElligot, Keeper of Marsh's Library, Dublin, talks in The Irish Times on James Joyce's fascination with the Franciscan tradition, as shown through the exhibition, James Joyce: Apocalypse and Exile, co-curated by Dr Anne Marie D'Arcy (School of English).

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The Medieval Research Centre
The University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH


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Crusading in the 15th Century

Major research grants to study the practice and evolution of crusading in the period that followed the fall of the crusader states in Palestine and Syria.

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