MEMS welcomes new director, Dr Suzanna Ivanic

Suzanna Ivanic

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new director of MEMS, Dr Suzanna Ivanic. Suzanna is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History in the School of Classics, English & History and MEMS, and a leading expert on Central and Eastern Europe in the early modern period.

Her monograph Cosmos and Materiality in Early Modern Prague, published by Oxford University Press in 2021, won the Society for Renaissance Studies Biennial Book Prize in 2022. Suzanna is also Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded research network, Connected Central European Worlds, 1500-1700, which examines connections across and beyond Central Europe through objects.

About her new appointment, Suzanna said: “I am looking forward to working closely with brilliant colleagues and a thriving student community in MEMS as we head towards the Centre’s 30th anniversary. It deserves its place among the leading medieval and early modern research centres in the UK, renowned for its inspiring and supportive research community.”

Suzanna takes up the baton from Dr Rory Loughnane, for whose work she expressed gratitude: “I want to thank Rory on everyone’s behalf for the incredible energy he has brought to MEMS to keep it such a thriving part of medieval and early modern studies in the UK.”

Suzanna will be working alongside Dr Clare Wright who has been appointed to the new role of MA Co-Ordinator. All in MEMS thank them for taking on these roles and look forward with confidence to further successes.