Institute for Medieval Research

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The Institute for Medieval Research (IMR) brings together more than 60 staff and postgraduate masters and research students with diverse and wide-ranging interests in medieval history, literature, theology, philosophy, art and archaeology. 

The Institute is central to a strong interdisciplinary culture for medieval studies across the University, enhancing the research environment and facilitating grant capture; supporting undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and recruitment; and promoting outreach and public engagement for medieval research. 

Key aims and expertise

We run a full annual programme of lectures, seminars and public workshops both within Nottingham and at major international congresses, as well as the annual Nottingham Postgraduate IMR Conference.

Members of staff edit the journal Nottingham Medieval Studies, and the Brepols monograph series Medieval Church Studies. The IMR also provides grants to support staff and student projects in medieval studies.;

The IMR works closely with other research centres in the institution including the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age and the Institute for Name Studies, and also integrates the department of Manuscripts and Special Collections and the University Museum, which hold significant collections that are relevant to medieval research and teaching.

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Institute for Medieval Research

The University of Nottingham
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 4845