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MEMSA Conference 2017: Imitation and Innovation: Uses of the Past in the Medieval and Early Modern World

11th July 2017, 09:30 to 12th July 2017, 17:00, Birley Room, Hatfield College

Durham University’s Medieval and Early Modern Student Association (MEMSA) is holding their eleventh annual postgraduate and early-career researcher conference on 11-12 July 2017. This conference is supported by the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Institute of Advanced Study.

The conference fee is £10.00 per person, please click here to register.

Please click here to view the conference programme.

This year’s MEMSA Conference will focus on how people in the Medieval and Early Modern World engaged with, understood, and interpreted the past, in order to explore the ways in which they perceived and sought to shape their own world. In doing so, we will also be able to gain a greater awareness of how past worlds still contribute to changing our own present perceptions.

The conference will include panels and two key note lectures by Dr Helen Smith from the University of York, and Dr Len Scales from Durham University. There will also be an opportunity to visit Durham Cathedral and the surrounding World Heritage Site.

Contact memsaconference2017@gmail.com for more information about this event.