This list is under construction and at present only covers events up to October 2023

19th October, 5pm, Darwin Lecture Theatre 1: Dr Katy Mortimer (Canterbury Christ Church University), ‘Medieval Historical Writing and the Third Crusade: A Question of Failure?’

12th October, 5pm, Darwin Lecture Theatre 1: Early Career Showcase – come to hear exciting research from the Green Man to Mary I via Becket pilgrim badges, given by MEMS researchers, Peter StiffellDr Cassandra Harrington and Lucy Splarn

5th October, 7pm, Grimond Lecture Theatre: Historical Association Lecture on ‘Saxons, Vikings and the written word in ninth century England’ given by our own Dr Robert Gallagher

30th June – 1st July: Connected Central European Worlds Conference, organised by Dr Suzanna Ivanic

16th-17th June: 9th Annual MEMS Festival

13th-14th June: Festival of Ancient Languages, organised by our colleagues in the School of Classics

13th June: Creative Heritage Day, in collaboration with the Centre for Heritage and the Institute for Cultural and Creative Industries

8th June, 5pm, Templeman Lecture Theatre: The 2023 Anselm Lecture, given by Prof. Barbara Bombi, University of Kent: ‘Memories of Italian merchants in fourteenth-century England: A tale of Fortune and Misfortune’.

1st June, 5:15pm, Darwin Lecture Theatre 1: MEMS Seminar, with our guest being Dr Amy Blakeway, St Andrews: ‘Legitimacy, Lieutenants and Loyalty: the practicalities of ruling Scotland from an English prison’

26th May, 5:30pm, Templeman Lecture Theatre: The Renaissance Lecture, given by Prof. Ann Blair, Harvard University:  ‘The appeal of composite books for learned printers and authors in the Renaissance’

22nd-23rd May: Constables, Charters and Kent, a conference in collaboration with Kent Archives with the first day in at Kent Archives in Maidstone (with an exhibition), and the second in Special Collections on campus (with a temporary display), followed by a visit to relevant material in Canterbury Cathedral Archives

18th May: Migrating Materia Medica symposium (organised by Francesca Richards and Dr Suzanna Ivanic as part of the Kent Material Studies Network)