New members join the Institute for Medieval Studies Intern Team

With great excitement, we welcome the new Institute for Medieval Studies interns for 2021-22.

Our new team includes PhD students and Medieval Studies postgraduates, reflecting the various subjects that medievalist students can study at Leeds, along with the opportunities available to students who are looking to enrich their CVs with hands-on experience. 

Postgraduate researcher Florence Scott studies queenship in Early Medieval England. Florence has been recruited to the department’s Special Collections team and will be working hands-on with this treasure trove of a resource. 

I am excited to be the first IMS Special Collections and Galleries intern. I am looking forward to working with the medieval manuscripts, printed books and material culture held by the Brotherton Special Collections. I hope to raise the public profile of the holdings as well as make it easier for staff and students at Leeds to work with these valuable resources

Another member of the IMC team is Iain Dyson, who organised the world recognised International Medieval Congress event. Iain’s PhD research focuses on Yorkshire and the Crusades, 1095-1400. 

Iain said, “I am delighted to be beginning my new role as an intern at the International Medieval Congress. To be able to work as part of the team which organises the largest Medieval conference in the world is a very exciting opportunity and one that I can’t wait to get started on”. 

Heading up the Institute’s communications is Harriet Allen, a MA student whose interests include 7th century Northumbria and its neighbouring British kingdoms. 

I am thrilled to be promoting the world class IMS across its various social media channels. It is a pleasure to be working alongside Florence and Iain who bring exceptional talent to the table. Not only will this role develop skills for my career, but I will be working at the very heart of the department amongst some of the best scholars in their fields. I can’t wait for Congress 2022!