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Exploring Late Medieval Links Across the Seas at Exeter

This week we have a guest post from Sheila Sweetinburgh at Canterbury Christ Church University, who is reporting on the Fifteenth Century conference, held in Exeter last week, with a good showing of Centre staff and PhD students.¬† The post first appeared on Canterbury Christ Church University’s Centre for Kent History and Heritage blog here¬†and […]


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Announcing a New Project: Warhorse: The Archaeology of a Military Revolution?

We’re happy to announce that the new Warhorse project in Archaeology, led by Prof. Oliver Creighton, now has a website and blog up and running. ‘Warhorse: the Archaeology of a Military Revolution?’ is a three-year project¬†funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.¬† For the project the team¬†of archaeologists and historians will be conducting the […]


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Two Exeter books shortlisted for 2019 Current Archaeology Awards

We‚Äôre pleased to announce that two books with medieval themes written by Exeter academics have been shortlisted for the 2019 Current Archaeology Awards, in the ‘Book of the Year’ category – see here. Nick Holder (Honorary Research Fellow, History, and English Heritage) has The Friaries of Medieval London, a survey of these important religious houses; […]


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Fifteenth Century Conference 2019: Calling Academics and PhD Students with 15th-Century Interests

Exeter will be hosting the Fifteenth Century Conference this September, an annual conference for anyone with interests in the Fifteenth Century. This has come about mainly¬†because of¬†the hard work of PhD student Des Atkinson, assisted by me, James Clark, Eddie Jones and our Hon Research Fellow Jonathan Hughes.¬† The theme will be ‘England and Mainland […]


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PhD Students Wanted Again: Funding Opportunities at Exeter

It’s that time of year again – funding deadlines for students applying for PhD study are coming up.¬† Staff at the Centre for Medieval Studies are always keen to hear from prospective students.¬† Have a look at the tips and information that Helen Birkett and I posted last year in our post on ‘PhD Students […]


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Ex Historia – Call for Papers

This week,¬†we’re advertising a call for papers for Exeter’s postgraduate history journal, Ex Historia.¬† Over the years quite a few of our medieval PhD students have been involved with Ex Historia and it’s published several medieval articles and reviews, so if there are medieval postgraduates out there (at Exeter or elsewhere) who want to submit […]


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Ex Historia – Call for Papers

This week,¬†we’re advertising a call for papers for Exeter’s postgraduate history journal, Ex Historia.¬† Over the years quite a few of our medieval PhD students have been involved with Ex Historia and it’s published several medieval articles and reviews, so if there are medieval postgraduates out there (at Exeter or elsewhere) who want to submit […]


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Researching with the Exeter Cathedral Library & Archives: Making a Student’s Guide

In June and July 2018, Julia Hopkin, an MA student in experimental archaeology at Exeter, spent some time¬†in¬†Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives, funded by the university as part of the College of Humanities’ student internship scheme.¬† Her job was to create a guide for students (at all levels) who might be interested in using the […]


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Sharing Medieval Research with the Community

A couple of weeks ago, on Saturday 17th March, a few staff in the Centre had a stall at the University‚Äôs Community Day to showcase some of the research we do relating to Exeter Cathedral.¬† We had interest from people of all ages, asking questions about our projects, the pictures and maps we were showing, […]


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The Devon and Exeter Institution and its Medieval Resources

Last July Cheryl Cooper, who had just completed a History degree at Exeter,¬†did a student¬†internship (funded by the College of Humanities and the Widening Participation scheme) looking at resources for medieval research in the Devon and Exeter Institution.¬† She sums up her findings here.¬† Now that we’re gearing up for the new academic year it […]


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