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The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) was founded in 1996 as an interdisciplinary Centre within the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Kent. It has four main purposes: to administer postgraduate teaching for the long-standing MA by Coursework and Dissertation, to promote research through our MA, MPhil and PhD by research, to encourage publications in the Medieval and Early Modern periods, and to develop links with the Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library. more details
Henry IV and the Lancastrian Legacy
A Symposium taking place at Canterbury Cathedral and the University of Kent at Canterbury on 13-14th April 2013. Registration is now open, for more details click here
The goal of my site is to share my research on the subject of "Crusader Imagery in Monumental Art in the West," funded by The Leverhulme Trust, with a wider audience. The site includes my photographs of sculptures and mural paintings featuring crusader themes, descriptions of the monuments and some pointers on access. Many of those monuments, primarily found in England and France, are little known and photographs of them are difficult to obtain. This is the first attempt to bring these monuments together in one place. I hope that my site will be a useful source both to the scholarly community and to the members of the public interested in the crusades and in medieval heritage sites. I also hope to receive feedback that will be helfpful both for my research and for further development and expansion of the site.
We are delighted to announce that we are offering two bursaries for our MA programme, one of which is a newly founded bursary that is funded by the MEMS Friends. For more information, please visit our Funding Opportunities page.
Spreading the Light
The AHRC-funded Spreading the Light project conference will take place on 15th-17th November 2013 in Canterbury, and proposals for 20-minute papers are now invited. Please see the full call for papers here.
Crusade Preaching & Propaganda Workshop
For more details on the workshop that is due to take place on 29-30th March 2013 please click here
MEMS News: Launching the Centre's Newsletter
This spring we are launching MEMS News, a termly newsletter describing the Centre's recent, current, and imminent activities. Inside you will find information about conferences, workshops, research projects, special events, and other initiatives. MEMS News circulates in hard copy and also electronically. If you would like a hard copy, please contact Claire Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org). Download a full-resolution copy here (35MB) or a lower-resolution one here (7MB). We hope you enjoy it; do let us know what you think!
'Picture this...' is a collaborative venture between MEMS and Canterbury Cathedral Library. Each month an image will be taken from the wealth of manuscripts, printed books and objects from within the cathedral library and will be accompanied by a short article, written by MEMS students. This monthly feature that will be appear on the Canterbury Cathedral website.
Editor: Jayne Wackett (email@example.com) in collaboration with Karen Brayshaw, cathedral librarian. Click here for direct link
The Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent is a friendly place and it would like to have even more friends. Why not join us? Things Friends can do include Attend postgraduate seminars and conference at the Centre on a wide variety of topics, often with visiting speakers. Learn about external conferences, seminars and exhibitions. go on excursions and others visits and social events.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the period as well as all current members of the University of Kent.
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