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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

MEMSA Executive

MEMSA Executive 2017-18

The current postholders are listed below. New postgraduates are warmly welcomed to participate in all MEMSA seminars and events. Queries should be addressed to, or, where relevant, a specific committee member.

Chair: Helen Clifford (English Studies)

The Chair is responsible for overseeing the organisation of MEMSA, delegating to the Executive and liaising with IMEMS. The Chair also organises the fortnightly seminar series, and is available for general chats with all MEMSA members!

Secretary & Treasurer: Tom Kearns (History)

The Secretary/Treasurer is responsible for Exec administration, minuting meetings, and co-ordinating social events. The Secretary works closely with the Press Secretary to develop programmes and term cards for the fortnightly seminar series.

The Treasurer aspect of the role is responsible for managing society finances. The duties involve liaising with IMEMS about the MEMSA budget, allocating money for conferences, trips, speaker expenses and socials, as well as applying for funding on behalf of the society.

Press Officer: Ryan Wicklund (History)

The Press Officer is responsible for promoting and advertising seminars and socials for MEMSA as well as maintaining communication through social media presence, networking, and publicity.

Conference Convenors: Rhiannon Snaith (History) and Rachael Harkes (History)

The Conference Convenors are responsible for organising the annual MEMSA conference. Now in its twelfth year, the 2018 MEMSA Conference will be held on 9th-10th July 2018, in Durham Castle Senate Suite. We are excited to announce that the theme for this year's conference will be 'Humour and Obscenity in the Medieval and Early Modern World'. A full call for papers will be released at the end of January.

Outreach Officers: Will Raybould (History) and Kate Marlow (History)

The Outreach Officers are chiefly responsible for convening the MEMSA Community Course, which will be held during the spring and summer. The aim is to engage widely with interested people beyond the university and broaden the outreach of MEMSA to those in the local area.