Centre for Medieval Literature

Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) is a Centre of Excellence founded in 2012 and funded 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, June 2016

Fulbright scholar to visit CML in 2017

The CML is pleased to announce that Professor  Jeff Rider (Wesleyan University) will be visiting SDU as a Fulbright scholar in the spring semester of 2017!


to former CML postdoc Venetia Bridges on her appointment to a permanent post at the University of Surrey!

CML talks this month

Alastair Matthews, "Narrative Temporalities across the Medieval Baltic: Hertig Fredrik av Normandie and Berthold von Holle's Demantin," Colloquium on Temporality, Somerville College, Oxford, June 24-25, 2016.

Christian Etheridge, "The Development of Astronomical Diagrams in Scandinavia during the High and Late Middle Ages," Early Medieval Graphicacy in a Comparative Perspective,  Oslo, Norway, June 8-10, 2016. 

Christian Etheridge, "Islamic Scientists in Medieval Lund: Explorations into the Identity of the Four Astronomers on the Astronomical Clock," Foundation for Science, Technology & Civilisation, University of Manchester, June 15, 2016.

Christian Etheridge, "The Uses and Application of Astronomy in Medieval Scandinavia," University of Durham, June 28, 2016.

New publication

Kristin Bourassa, "The Royal Entries of Henry VI in a London Civic Manuscript," Journal of Medieval History, 2016.

Diversity of Crusading: Ninth Quadrennial Conference of the Society for the Study of the Crusades & the Latin East

Conference  taking place at SDU Odense, June 27 - July 1, 2016.

Workshops and Conferences

We have three workshops and conferences coming up this month. 1) Travelling Wisdom: Science in the Religious Orders (Odense); 2) Medieval Self-Commentaries between East and West (Odense); 3) Theorizing Medieval European Literatures (York).

Next Interfaces deadline

Submissions for "Rediscovery and Canonization: The Roman Classics in the Middle Ages" are due August 15.

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