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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Staff and Governance

To contact the IMEMS administrative office please use the following details:

For the Administrator (maternity cover)


T: 0191 334 6574

For the Administrative Assistant


T: 0191 334 42974


Associate Director (World Heritage): Professor Robin Coningham - view profile

Core Staff

The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of the Core Executive Committee, comprising the Director and Associate Directors and the Administrator. 

Dr Annalisa Cipollone, Dott. in Lettere (Chieti, Italy), Ph.D (Reading, UK)

Departmental Rep (MLAC) in the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Assistant Professor / Director of Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43419
Room number: A52, Elvet Riverside I

Contact Dr Annalisa Cipollone (email at


Discovering Dante, Durham Book Festival, 14 October 2017


Hell, Heaven and Hope. A journey through life and the afterlife with Dante

Palace Green Library, 2 December 2017-18 March 2018

Research Group

Living Texts. Creation, Re-creation, Transmission, Reception

Research Interests

  • 20th century Italian poetry
  • Dante
  • Early Italian Language
  • Early Italian Lyric Poetry
  • Medieval Literature and Culture, with special attention to the relationship between Early Italian and Romance Literatures
  • Petrarch
  • Reception of the Middle Ages in the Renaissance

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Full Executive Committee

Our Full Executive Committee is made up of the Core Executive Committee, listed above, plus a number of executive members including:

International Advisory Board

We are extremely fortunate to have be able to call on the help and guidance of colleagues from around the world who help to shape and guide our direction, strategy and international reach. Our current Advisory Board members are: