Centre for Medieval Literature

Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) is a Centre of Excellence founded in 2012 and funded for ten years by the Danish National Research Foundation. The CML seeks to establish a cross-disciplinary theoretical framework for the study of medieval literature on a European scale.

The Centre is located at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense) and at the University of York and is run by prof. Lars Boje Mortensen (Centre leader, SDU), prof. Elizabeth Tyler (York), and professor MSO Christian Høgel (SDU). The CML furthermore consists of participants from York and Odense and of a wider group of European and North American scholars.

For an overview of what the CML does, see also this Prezi from February 2016.

News: February 2017

CML funded for another four years

The CML is pleased to announce a second funding period from the Danish National Research Foundation, bringing the total period of the Centre of Excellence to ten years (2012-2022)! For more about the Danish National Research Foundation, visit their website here:

SDU story on the extension (på dansk). Also here.

CML talks this month

Elizabeth Tyler, “Lay Vernacular Literacy in the Court of Edward the Confessor: Cotton Tiberius B i (Old English Orosius and Anglo-Saxon Chronicle) and German Imperial History-Writing.” The Medieval Colloquium, Yale, Feb 17.

Christian Etheridge, "Exposing the Flat Earth & Other Myths of Medieval Science," Danish Institute for Advanced Study, Feb 15.

Deadline Feb 15 for DIAS position


You have until February 15, 2017 to apply for the 4-year position as Assistant Professor in the Danish Institute for Advanced Study!

CML postdoc wins HUM-SEED funding

Read about Aglae Pizzone's funded project here (på dansk).

New CML members this month

In February the CML welcomes three new members to SDU: Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow Irene Salvo García, Fulbright visiting scholar Jeff Rider, and research assistant Maiken Bundgaard Hansen. Welcome all!

A few photos from the welcome reception:

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