Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies

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    MEMS is a thriving research community offering MA and PhD programmes.
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    We have close relationships with Canterbury Cathedral and the Canterbury Archaeological Trust.
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    MEMS postgraduate training includes key research skills such as Latin and palaeography.
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    We are based at the University of Kent's leafy Canterbury campus overlooking the Cathedral

Welcome to MEMS

We are an interdisciplinary centre for the study of Medieval and Early Modern periods. With 28 staff drawn from English, History, Architecture, Classics and Archaeology, History and Philosophy of Art and the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, we are able to offer a wide range of research and teaching expertise.

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) at the University of Kent offers a successful, interdisciplinary MA programme which attracts students from across the world. A thriving community of 80 enterprising, supportive graduate students study for research degrees and benefit from the Centre’s involvement in the prestigious EU-funded Erasmus Mundus doctoral programme, 'Text and Event in Early Modern Europe' (TEEME). Based in the historic city of Canterbury, we have close relationships with Canterbury Cathedral and the Canterbury Archaeological Trust which allow our students access to a wide range of unique historical, literary and material evidence.

Apply by 8 May! TWO fully-funded PhD studentships on c.16 Anglo-Scottish relations Joint supervision by MEMS and th… https://t.co/hGDxl5MvrB

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Come along to the annual Chaucer Lecture, taking place this Thursday (22nd) at 6pm in GLT2! Prof Vincent Gillespie… https://t.co/y2PIaCgtbq

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Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NX

Telephone +44 1227 823140. Fax +44 1227 827060

Last Updated: 22/01/2018