Call for Papers: MEMS Summer Festival 2018

MEMS is delighted to announce that it’s fourth annual Summer Festival will this year be taking place on the 15th and 16th June at the University of Kent, Canterbury Campus.

MEMS Summer Festival is a celebration of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, including the study of religion, politics, history, art, drama, literature, and domestic culture from c. 400 – 1800. The festival –¬†hosted at the University of Kent –¬†is designed to bring together scholars from a range of disciplines, academic schools, and institutions. MEMS Fest aims to be an informal space in which postgraduate students, early career researchers, and academics can share ideas and foster conversations, while building a greater sense of community. Undergraduate students in their final year of study are also welcome to participate in the conference.

We invite abstracts of up to 250 words proposing individual research papers of 20 minutes in length on any subject relating to the Medieval and Early Modern periods. Work in its early stages is very welcome, as are more advanced projects and creative, less traditional forms of criticism.

We also encourage 700-word abstracts proposing a three-person panel to present on a particular subject or theme in Medieval and Early Modern studies. If you have an idea but no fellow panellists, please contact us at; we are happy to publicise it for you under our Festival banner, with your contact details.

Deadline for Paper and Panel Proposals: 23 March 2018. Please submit all paper and panel applications to

This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your own research, share ideas, and develop networks for future collaboration. For more information you can send us an email or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and at Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.