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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Community Course

Since 2013 we have supported a community course led by Durham University postgraduate and early career researchers.

Previous courses include 'Alchemy, Astronomy, Witchcraft and Magic, c. 500-1700 AD', and others have focussed on Durham in medieval and early modern society, ranging from literature and warfare to religion and rural society.

Lessons have included: Plague, Population and Protest, Reading Medieval Manuscripts, Stories of Durham and Rural Society in the Palatinate of Durham.

2020 MEMSA Community Course will be running online.

MEMSA has worked extremely hard to rethink the format of the Course, which is normally held via face-to-face sessions, so that as many people as possible may still have access. We in IMEMS are extremely grateful for their efforts and we will shortly be able to announce details of other activities they have planned throughout the year, as well as our own plans for keeping our important medieval and early modern research culture and communities at Durham sustained.

MEMSA Community Course 2020: Medieval and Early Modern Gardens

Starting 15th April 2020, for 8 weeks.

Participants will receive a weekly email with details of videos and reading material. They will also have the opportunity to ask the course tutors questions.

“We would like to offer our combined specialised expertise and would love to receive in return new perspectives on problems which we deal with on a day-to-day basis from your own knowledge and experience.”

Postgraduate student course tutors

“It was great to meet and listen to Durham students, who were all enthusiastic. Tutors were energetic and able to impart knowledge easily and in an interesting manner.”

Community Course student

“This course has been excellent. The material was well considered and well structured. It was delivered by tutors who conveyed their knowledge and enthusiasm to the participants.”

Community Course student