Summer 2024 Programme

A series of events, film discussions, and workshops in association with MEMS.

Open to all undergraduates and postgraduates. This series of summer events develops skills and employability in the rich field of medieval and early modern studies. If you are a first year, you might want to get a taste of how premodern history has shaped the city in which you are studying through the tours or sit back for some relaxed film viewing. If you are a second year, you could pick up some dissertation research topic ideas through the archives or mapping sessions. If you are a third year or postgraduate, you may get some ideas for career development through the workshops in heritage and archives. All sessions are open to all. Please get in touch with the named event convenors below or if you would like further details.

Week 1​ 

Renaissance Lecture​ ‘Charles II: Conformity, Toleration and Supremacy’​ 
Prof Kenneth Fincham 
Thu 9 May, 17:00-18:30 (TLT)​ ​ 

Week 2 ​ 
Careers in Heritage Workshop​
Dr Emily Guerry​
Wed 15 May​, 14:00-15:30 (Online – join via this link)​​


MEMS MA Research Presentations
Dr Clare Wright
Fri 17 May, 10:00-17:00 (DLT1)

Week 3​
Archives in Action (Careers and Research) 
Dr Suzanna Ivanic​ and Dr Ryan Perry
Thu 23 May, 1-3pm (SC&A)​

Week 4
St Martin’s Church Trip​
Dr Emily Guerry​/Dr Cassie Harrington
Wed 29 May, 12:00-14:00 ​(Start St. Martin’s)​

Week 5​ 
Henry V – Film & Discussion​ ​
Dr Sarah Dustagheer and Prof Barbara Bombi​ 
Thu 6 June (Time/Venue TBC)​ 

Mapping the ​Middle Ages​
Dr Ed Roberts 
Fri 7 June, 10:00-12:00 (TBD)​ 

Week 6​ 
MEMS Festival​ 
Registration and more info here
Fri 14-Sat 15 June​, Templeman ​

Further Events TBA
Visit to the Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library ​​
Visit to the Aphra Behn exhibition at The Beaney Museum

Details will be updated when available.