Workshop on the Lyghfield Bible
31 January 2019
From Paris to Canterbury: the Lyghfield Bible in Context Monday 4th March, 1.00-5.30pm, The Peter Brown Room (Darwin College, University of Kent) MEMS invites you to a half-day workshop run in collaboration with Canterbury Cathedral to celebrate the return to the city of a gem of a manuscript, a Parisian Bible of the late thirteenth century. Its early history places it in Canterbury so it was highly appropriate that the Cathedral should purchase it, with the...
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