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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

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MEMSA Conference 2015: ‘Darkness and Illumination: the pursuit of knowledge in the medieval and early modern world'

15th July 2015, 09:00 to 17th July 2015, 15:00

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Durham University’s Medieval and Early Modern Student Association (MEMSA) is holding their ninth annual postgraduate and early-career researcher conference on 15-17 July 2015. MEMSA and this conference is supported by the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

MEMSA is a grassroots forum where interdisciplinary research lies at the heart of our biweekly discussions and seminars, welcoming postgraduates and early-career researchers and providing a platform to present and discuss their research.

This year’s conference aims to broaden perspectives of the medieval and early modern periods by focusing upon aspects of knowledge, learning, and control over information and examining how people perceived both themselves and the world around them. A particular focus is upon the acquisition, interpretation, and dissemination of information.