Edited by
Margaret Connolly, Ian Johnson, James Palmer


THE MEDIÆVAL JOURNAL The Mediaeval Journal is the first European-based cross-disciplinary and multinational journal of Medieval Studies to be published in the lingua franca of English. It is also thefirst journal to address the two most exciting and productive trends in current Mediaeval Studies: the turn towards multinational work and towards cross-disciplinarity. In an increasingly multinational academic world of collaboration and intellectual exchange, scholars all over Europe and beyond are ever more frequently realizing that important research is emerging from outside their national academies. The Mediaeval Journal recognizes the rich opportunities that this movement represents.  Moreover, in fulfilling its cross-disciplinary remit, The Mediaeval Journal publishes articles mixing approaches from traditional subjects with areas and perspectives which are currently under-explored. Aiming to offer wide disciplinary coverage in each issue, it welcomes submissions from specialists in all areas of Mediaeval Studies, whether they come from traditional disciplines like Art History, History, Archaeology, Theology, Languages/Literatures, and English, or from less-exposed fields such as Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Manuscript Studies, Mediaevalism, Material Culture, History of Medicine and Science, History of Ideas, Queer Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Musicology, and others.

As a first port of call for interdisciplinary essays The Mediaeval Journal aims to establish itself as a first-rate and high-profile international journal with a unique identity, versatility of appeal and unquestionably excellent and up-to-date quality of academic content.  Its editorial team is confident that The Mediaeval Journal will quickly become a distinctive force across Mediaeval Studies. The Mediaeval Journal was launched in 2011 and is published by Brepols.

Potential contributors should follow the Submission Guidelines for The Mediaeval Journal. Articles should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length, inclusive of notes and bibliography, and should be submitted in MS Word format. Our house style is, straightforwardly enough, that of the MHRA which may be accessed at:

Please also consult the brief style summary produced by Brepols: Brepols style guide

Any editorial queries should be addressed to the general editors, Dr Margaret Connolly and Dr Ian Johnson at
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For information about reviews please contact Dr James Palmer at

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SAIMS/TMJ Essay Prize

The editors are delighted to announce that the winner of the SAIMS/TMJ Essay Prize for 2013 is Stefan Visnjevac (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Roehampton University) for the essay: '"Equip Yourself to Inflict Venegeance... Thus it will be Recognised that You are the Founder of Peace": Laudation and Attempted Persuasion through a Sermon for the Emperor Sigismund, 1433.' The proxime is Tamara Haddad (University of Kent) for the essay 'Locating the Drama: Micklegate Bar and the Skinners' Entry into Jerusalem.'

'The deadline for submissions to this year's competition is 31 March 2014. The rules of the competition are available here as a pdf file.  As you will see, it is a requirement to submit an entry with a completed cover sheet, which is available here, in MS Word .doc format.

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