Degrees in Medieval Studies
The Faculty has a strong tradition of teaching and research in medieval studies, and currently has many members with active interests in the medieval field.
Medievalist are prominent across the Faculty – in Classics, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, in Music, Philosophy and Theology & Religious Studies. The History Department has four medievalists, with interests ranging from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries, and the English Language & Literature Department has a strong team of specialists in Old and Middle English. The Faculty has particular strengths in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies which augment the coverage of medieval Europe in important ways.
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More about the PhD in Digital Medieval Studies:
In conjunction with the Department of Digital Humanities (DDH), we offer a co-supervised doctoral programme in which students may combine digital tools, methods and critical perspectives with textual, editorial, cultural, literary or historical research in any of the areas of medieval studies represented at King’s. Digital applications to medieval topics have been well established from the very beginning of scholarly work with computers, circa 1949: subjects include critical editing and analysis of texts, compilation of lexicons, historical databases and construction of corpora and, more recently, to online provision of image archives, for example of manuscript collections. With the spread of communications and growth of these resources in the last several years, digital medieval studies has undergone a profound change and, like medieval studies generally, has the potential for even greater changes . At the same time large online resources have created both new opportunities and problems for research. Much remains largely unexamined. Taking the problems and opportunities seriously continues to demand intensive collaboration between medieval and digital scholars. Hence there is considerable work to be done at the doctoral level and beyond.
The Department of Digital Humanities, institutional collaborator in this PhD programme, is an acclaimed world-leader in the digital humanities, its doctoral programme the first of its kind and its research projects among the best. Students at King’s are uniquely privileged by this collaboration.