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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

MEMSA Conference

The finale of MEMSA's academic year is its own postgraduate conference in Durham which attracts a wide variety of postgraduates and academics from across the UK and beyond. Previous conference themes have included: Being Human (2008), Authority (2009), Time and Memory (2010), Recognizing Beauty (2011), and The Mutilated Body (2013).

Each year, the conference has welcomed a wide variety of highly original and engaging postgraduate papers, and has enjoyed the privilege of hearing internationally regarded keynote speakers, including Prof. Helen Cooper, Dr John Watts, Prof. Miri Rubin, and Prof. Mary Carruthers, present their research.

Journals from previous conferences can be found on the MEMSA WordPress site by clicking this link:

Thirteenth Annual MEMSA Conference, Senate Suite, Durham University, 9-10 July 2018.

This year's conference was held here in Durham on 9 - 10 July, on the theme of 'Humour and Obscenity in the Early Medieval and Modern World'.

View Conference Programme here.

MEMSA Conference 2014: 'On the Fringes: Outsiders and Otherness in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds'

8th July 2014, 09:00 to 10th July 2014, 18:00, Durham University

This year's conference will explore the idea of the 'other' as a physical boundary or cultural separation. Paper presentations will discuss social constraints, exclusionary misunderstandings, the safety of the wilderness, sects, geographical mobilisation, and the nature of exclusion itself.

Keynote speakers will be Dr Sarah Barber (Lancaster University) and Dr John McKinnell (Durham University). In addition to our speakers, the conference will also offer a manuscript session with Prof Richard Gameson, a conference banquet, wine receptions, and a private tour of Durham Cathedral.

All are most welcome to attend. To book click here.

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