Sunday, March 28, 2021

We are writing to share the official announcement of our Call for Papers for MEMS Festival 2021. Now in its seventh year, this conference is organised by postgraduate students at the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent and it includes papers, workshops, and other exciting academic activities. This year, due to the pandemic, we will host this event online from 18th - 19th June 2021. 


The MEMS Festival is a friendly and interdisciplinary celebration of medieval and early modern research. Since 2015, this event continues to bring together students and academics alike from across the globe to share their work. Click here to see the programmes for previous conferences.


From its inception, our conference has had no theme other than its focus on interdisciplinary research between the years 400 and 1800. We encourage a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, history, politics, theology, economics, art history, drama, literature, latin, vernacular languages, liturgy, architecture, archaeology, and performance culture. We always aim to create an informal and inclusive space in which postgraduate students, early career researchers, and academics can share their ideas and build a greater sense of community, which is especially important to us during the ongoing pandemic. Undergraduates in their final year of study are very welcome too. 


If you are interested, then please refer to the attached Call for Papers document for further details. 


Important Dates

Monday 1st March: Abstract submissions open

Friday 30th April: Abstract submission closes

TBC: First registration opens for presenters (those giving papers or workshop leaders) and attendees (those not giving papers).

TBC June: Registration closes.

Thursday 18th June: Conference begins

Friday 19th June: Conference closes


For any general enquiries or to find out more information, check out our website


We look forward to seeing you in June at MEMS Festival. 


Very best wishes, 

MEMS Festival Team

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