Call for papers

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studies (SAIMS) Graduate Conference. The conference is aimed at graduate students and early career researchers, and its remit is the whole range of medieval studies. Papers will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes of discussion. Submissions will be evaluated on academic merit, though preference will be given to papers with a thematic connection to the research interests of SAIMS staff and students. These include, but are not limited to:

·      Art and architecture
·      Chivalric literature
·      The church/religious life
·      Crusading
·      Eastern Mediterranean studies
·      Gender history
·      Intellectual history
·      Late Antiquity
·      Latin poetry
·      Law
·      Middle Eastern studies
·      Old English
·      Old Norse
·      Philosophy
·      Rulership/lordship
·      Scottish history
·      Texts and manuscripts
·      Urban history

More information about research interests at SAIMS can be found at

It is anticipated that there shall be no registration fee and that some travel bursaries will be available. Further details will be made available in due course.

Please email 250-word abstracts to by 24th March 2018. We will notify you of the outcome by 1st April.