The History and Archaeology of Medieval Monasticism: Scotland and Ireland

 A photo taken through a stone archway in the ruins of St Andrews cathedral. To the left is a group of students chatting.

This five-week Summer School will offer students the opportunity to experience the history of medieval Scotland and Ireland first-hand. The course led by Prof Alison Beach will comprise two weeks of study in St Andrews and three weeks in Ireland participating actively in an excavation of the Black Friary in Trim (County Meath) - a thirteenth-century Dominican priory. We will also travel to various monastic sites in Scotland and Ireland. The course will include both traditional classroom-based lectures and seminars and archaeological training and experience.

We are continuing to accept applications until 15 April 2022! Please fill out the online application form to apply.

St Andrews Medieval Monasticism summer school (PDF)