CARA News: National University of Ireland, Galway

The National University of Ireland, Galway’s MA & PhD programmes in Medieval Studies, and CAMPS (Centre for Antique, Medieval and Pre-Modern Studies),, have completed another stimulating academic year.  We organised 16 Research Labs led by research students, academic staff and invited speakers; launched new externally-funded ‘Small Grants’ awards to support participants’ research (including another successful IMBAS postgraduate conference); and learned that 2 more of our PhD students received Fellowships from the Irish Research Council.

Places are still available on our multi-disciplinary MA in Medieval Studies course, to begin in Sept 2017 (completion August 2018); see details at, or contact Dr Kimberly LoPrete (


The theme for our upcoming international postgraduate medievalists’ conference, IMBAS, to be held Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd December, 2017, is ‘Misconceptions of Late Antiquity and the “Dark-Ages” ‘.  Papers are welcome on any subject related to the theme, including:

  • The Carolingian Renaissance.
  • Medieval Science in the Islamic and Christian Worlds.
  • Education and the Seven Liberal Arts.
  • Theology and Philosophy.
  • Historiography and the revision of older modern scholarship.
  • Literature in Latin or Greek or any vernacular language, including Old Irish, Old Norse, Byzantine Greek, Classical Arabic, Hebrew, Old French, Anglo-Saxon and Old High German or any language relevant to the theme.

Interested postgraduates in all disciplines are invited to submit a title and abstract of 250-300 words, for a research paper of 20 minutes, to the IMBAS committee at by 17:00 on 31st October 2017 (details at

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