Postgraduate activities

From MA level onwards, our postgraduates are given opportunities to participate in a range of activities and to share their research with the broader CREMS community.

Staff organise an annual fieldtrip, which in the past has taken MA students to Hardwick, Bolsover, Paris and Rome. Students are also encouraged to play an active role in the Centre's research culture, attending seminars, conferences and worshops.


Our postgraduates also organise their own events as part of EMREM, together with their colleagues working in Medieval studies. The EMREM Forum is run by postgraduate students from the University of Birmingham and is designed to facilitate discussion amongst postgraduate students who are interested in the Early Medieval, Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation and Early Modern periods. The Forum aims to generate an informal atmosphere in which postgraduates can share their research and participate in interdisciplinary and cross-period debate. EMREM welcomes members from all institutions and disciplines.

Field Trip to Oxford, June 2012

In June 2012, CREMS students and staff and students assembled in Oxford for the annual field trip.  They spent the morning at Christ Church, where they took part in guided tours of the archive, library, and college buildings and grounds.  In the afternoon they visited the Ashmolean Museum, where CREMS staff spoke about some of the exhibits.  See below for some pictures from Oxford trip.


Outside Christ Church


In the Library


Consulting Manuscripts


Enjoying a well-earned break!