Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies

MEMS Research Seminar programme - Spring Term 2018-19

Welcome to the Spring Term's schedule of weekly Reseach Seminars, featuring work-in-progress by scholars and doctoral students at the University of Kent, as well as across the UK and internationally. Seminars take place on Thursdays at 5.15pm in Darwin College, Lecture Theatre 1 (DLT1), unless otherwise stated.

Date Title

Week 13: Thurs 17 January

Dr Melissa Calaresu, University of Cambridge

'"'Thomas Jones"' Neapolitan kitchen: Food and material culture on the 18th-century Grand Tour'

Week 14: Thurs 24 January

Professor Paulina Kewes, University of Oxford

'Exclusion and Election: Three Late Tudor Succession Crises'

Week 15: Thurs 31 January


Dr Caroline Campbell, National Gallery

'Mantegna and Bellini'

Week 16: Thurs 7 February

Dr James Palmer, University of St. Andrews

'Contesting Science: The Politics of Knowledge under the Carolingians'

Week 17: Wed 13 February

Darwin Lecture Theatre 1


Prof Matthew Gabriele, Virginia Tech University
The Future of Medieval Studies

The 2019 History Festival Lecture

Week 17: Thurs 14 February

Cornwallis NWSR5

Teaching the Middle Ages Against White Supremacy
A workshop led by Prof Matthew Gabriele, Virginia Tech University

Week 17: Thurs 14 February

Professor Sara Lipton, Stony Brook University

'Preaching and Art in the Age of the Cathedral'

Week 18: Thurs 21 February

Professor Mark Ormrod, University of York

'Immigration: An English Controversy, 1250-1500'

Week 19: Thurs 28 February


Dr Sally Rush, University of Glasgow

'"The Beautifulest Fountain in the World": Reading the Linlithgow Palace Fountain'

Week 20: Thurs 7 March

Professor Diane Watt, University of Surrey

'Women's Literary Culture before the Conquest: An Overview'


Week 21: Thurs 14 March

Dr Lucy Wrapson, University of Cambridge

‘Patterns of Production on East Anglian Medieval Church Screens'

Week 22: Thurs 21 March

ANSELM LECTURE: Professor Julia Smith, University of Oxford

'The Remains of the Saints: the Evidence of Early Medieval Relic Collections'

6-7pm in Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 followed by drinks reception in Grimond Foyer from 7pm.


Week 23: Thurs 28 March

Professor Claire Preston, Queen Mary University of London

'Thomas Browne's Retreat to Earth'

Week 24: Thurs 4 April

Reading Week - no seminar


See links below for details of previous Research Seminar Schedules:

Autumn Term 2018-19
Spring Term 2017-18
Autumn Term 2017-18
Spring Term 2016-17
Autumn Term 2016-17
Spring Term 2015-16
Autumn Term 2015-16
Spring Term 2014-15
Autumn Term 2014-15
Spring 2013-14



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Last Updated: 05/03/2019