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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

 Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

About the Institute

The Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is one of the most diverse and dynamic centres of medieval and early modern studies in the world. The IMEMS aims to inform the shape of medieval and early modern studies through its researchers and their collaborative, interdisciplinary projects, through its engagement with funding councils and public policy, through its first-rate postgraduate community, and through its national and international impact. The unique resources of Durham - collections of manuscripts and early printed books unparalleled outside Oxford, Cambridge and London, unsurpassed history and architecture, and first class students and staff form the intellectual hub for the IMEMS. The Institute includes forty-five scholars across thirteen Departments and three Faculties, as well as a vibrant community of postgraduates.

Above all, the IMEMS provides a forum and network for contact and the exchange of information. Always lively, the Durham medieval and early modern scene is now set for still more activity and excitement. If you are in Durham already, engage! If you are considering coming here, we look forward to welcoming you.

Our seminar programme for January to June 2014 centres on the Power of Place. It looks at the role of various types of 'place', such as the home, the palace and the landscape, in shaping medieval and early modern life, and explores ties into other structures, including memory, identity, economy and religion. With topics from medieval commemorative practice to miracles in the Italian Renaissance home, it offers fresh perspectives informed by the latest research.


Saturday 26 April 2014

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Monday 5 May 2014

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Tuesday 13 May 2014


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Contact Details

World Heritage Site Visitor Centre
7 Owengate
+44(0)191 3346574

Summer School: The Northern Borders of Empire to the Making of the Middle Ages

A multi-disciplinary Summer School course.

Research Collections in the Durham area