Research

Research in the Medieval Research Centre at Leicester is innovative, wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, covering many specialist disciplines, such as Old and Middle English, manuscript studies, the Crusades, and the genetic heritage of the Viking past.

We attract substantial external research grants (more than £1.75 million since 2008) from research councils and charities, and we are always looking to deepen and expand our research base through collaboration and network grants with colleagues in the UK and abroad.

Postdoctoral and visiting fellowships

The Medieval Research Centre welcomes enquiries from advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars (from home or abroad) about applications for funded postdoctoral or visiting fellowships. Leicester has a good track record of successful applications from medievalists to the British Academy, AHRC and Leverhulme Trust.

We are also able to offer non-stipendary Honorary Visiting Fellowships (3-12 months) to scholars whose research would benefit from a period of sustained contact with the Medieval Research Centre at Leicester. We propose individuals to the University, and for this purpose need a research proposal or programme of study that a visitor will undertake while in Leicester. This should be accompanied by a brief CV.