The Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent is pleased to announce their Seminar Series for the 2020 Autumn Term.
All seminars this term will take place online (either via Zoom/Teams etc), and links will be sent out in advance. All seminars will ‘take place’ on Thursdays at 6PM.
Follow & DM @MEMS_UKC on Twitter for a Zoom/Teams link, or feel free to contact MEMSDirectors@kent.ac.uk for any questions you might have.
All are welcome – across the globe!– but some seminars might have a limited number of places available.
Week 1: 1 October 2020, 6.15pm start
Whittington’s Gift: Reconstructing the Lost Common Library of London’s Guildhall, Dr Ryan Perry (Kent) & Dr Stephen Kelly (Queen’s University Belfast)
Week 2: 8 October 2020, 6pm
Strangeness & Early Modern Performance: Book Launch and Roundtable, Dr Callan Davies (Kent) with Prof Catherine Richardson (Kent), Dr Iman Sheeha (Brunel University London), & Prof Emma Smith (Oxford)
Week 3: 15 October 2020, 6pm
Ye Olde MEMS Quizze I
Week 4: 22 October 2020, 6pm
The MEMS PhD showcase: New approaches to fourteenth-century visual culture, Roisin Astell, Noah Smith, & Angela Websdale
Week 5: 29 October 2020, 6pm
Contemporary portraiture & the medieval imagination: An artist in conversation with her sitters, Lorna May Wadsworth featuring Neil Gaiman & the Rt Rev. & Rt Hon. Dr Rowan Williams
Chaired by Dr Emily Guerry (Kent)
Week 6: 5 November 2020, 6pm
Medieval textual transmission: A Dialogue, Prof Michael G. Sargent (CUNY) & Dr Michael Johnson (Purdue) Chaired by Dr Ryan Perry (Kent)
Week 7: 12 November 2020, 6pm
Picturing medieval myths & history: Making ‘Storyland’ & visualising Becket’s Shrine, Dr Amy Jeffs (Cambridge) & Dr John Jenkins (York)
Week 8: 19 November 2020, 6pm
Ye Olde MEMS Quizze II
Week 9: 26 November 2020
No Thursday event: please note that from 27-28 November 2020, the following conference is taking place: ‘Quadrivium’ event: Researching remotely– Libraries, archives, & digital resourcing
Week 10: 3 December 2020
Approaches to Early Medieval historiography: A Roundtable
Chaired by Dr Ed Roberts (Kent)
Week 11: 10 December 2020
Memory and confession: A Roundtable
Chaired by Sam McCarthy (Kent)