Early Modernist Research Associate opportunity
28 January 2019
The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the School of English are seeking to recruit a Research Associate for a two-year contract to work with Professor Catherine Richardson (Principal Investigator), Dr Tara Hamling at the University of Birmingham and Professor Graeme Earl at King’s London (Co-Is), on the AHRC-funded project entitled The Cultural Lives of the Middling Sort: writing and material culture 1560-1660. The project will exam...
The 2018 Chaucer Lecture by Professor David Wallace
31 October 2018
MEMS and The School of English at the University of Kent are delighted to announce this year's Chaucer Lecture by Professor David Wallace, Judith Rodin Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Entitled, Sacrifice Your Daughter, But Not Your Sons: Horrible History in Chaucer and the Book of Judges, the lecture will take place on Thursday, 29th November at 6.00pm in The Guildhall, Westgate, Canterbury CT1 2DB. This is a public le...
Kent to play leading role in €10 million research project
29 October 2018
Researchers at the University are set to play a major role in a new €10 million research project on the key role the Qur'an played in European cultural and religious history. Dr Jan Loop of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies will lead a Kent team examining the many ways in which the Muslim holy book influenced European cultural, religious and intellectual history in the period 1150-1...
Dr Amy Blakeway on BBC Radio Scotland
19 October 2018
MEMS’ Dr Amy Blakeway was a recent guest on the BBC Radio Scotland programme, ‘Time Travels’ and chatted to Comedian and history enthusiast Susan Morrison about the ‘rough wooing’. Hear Amy discuss why some of the bloodiest, most destructive campaigns on Scottish soil were so often overlooked. Listen to a clip here or find all episodes at the ‘Time Travels’ website
Professor Catherine Richardson's Inaugural Lecture
16 October 2018
MEMS is delighted to announce that Professor Catherine Richardson's inaugural lecture, ‘local things for local people'?: Provincialism, Cultural Value, Shakespeare will be held in Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 from 18:00 on Wednesday 14 November. All are welcome and the event will be followed by a reception in Grimond Foyer. Please register at the following Eventbrite page. In her inaugural lecture, Professor Catherine Richardson will explor...