York is one of the world's leading institutions for the study of medieval language and literature.

The scope of our School's research is extraordinarily diverse, encompassing the literatures of medieval England and continental Europe from late antiquity to around 1500. Our linguistic expertise covers Arabic, Latin, Old Norse, French, Irish, Italian and Welsh as well as Old and Middle English.

Ranging from manuscript dissemination to medieval multiculturalism, and from Beowulf to Dante, our medievalists are engaged with an array of topics.

Centre for Medieval Studies building

Centre for Medieval Studies 

Our School's members are also part of the Centre for Medieval Studies.

Based at King's Manor in the heart of York, a city rich in medieval history, the Centre has a vibrant community of over 150 medievalists. 

The Centre offers a truly interdisciplinary experience; it combines world-renowned expertise and research in medieval art and architecture, archaeology, literature and history with unrivalled local resources.