IMEMS and Durham
The attractions of pursuing medieval and early modern studies at Durham University are truly exceptional. The Durham World Heritage Site comprising the great Norman and later cathedral and castle complex offers a remarkable environment in which to study the medieval and early modern periods. We offer the resources of a major research library including medieval manuscript collections and a medieval monastic archive which are hard to parallel in their completeness; the post-medieval records of the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral; rich collections of early printed books, for which Durham is a noted repository, including Bishop Cosin's Library; and a concentration of medieval monuments of the first order, not only Durham Cathedral itself, but also the castles, churches, and monastic sites of northern England. All of this is complemented by our distinguished staff who specialise in aspects of medieval and early modern studies and who are distributed around the departments of Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, English, French, German, History, Italian, Politics, Spanish and Theology.
Above all, the Institute provides a network for contact and the exchange of information. seminars, workshops and round table discussions, conferences and research projects bring together specialists from across the University and integrate our postgraduate community. Durham medieval and early modern scene is known for its lively and engaging calendar - join us in 2012-13 for a new programme of lectures and seminars by guest speakers and international visitors, for workshops, colloquia and conferences, and our long established and thriving postgraduate group which hosts seminars, workshops, and colloquia as well as an annual conference.