Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) Festival 2022

Date / time: 29 April, 4:00 pm

Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) Festival 2022


Call for Papers, deadline – 29 April 2022

Join us in Canterbury and online for the eighth annual MEMS Festival at the University of Kent. This two-day event celebrates medieval and early modern history from c. 400 – 1800, and welcomes a wide range of interdisciplinary research topics, including but not limited to, politics, religion, economics, art, drama, literature, and material culture. MEMSFest aims to be a friendly space in which postgraduate students, early career researchers, and academics can share ideas and foster conversations, whilst building a greater sense of community. Undergraduates in their final year of study are also welcome at the conference.

We invite abstracts of up to 250-words for individual research papers of 20-minutes in length on ANY subject relating to the medieval and early modern periods. The research can be in its earliest or late stages of development.

We also encourage 700-word abstracts for proposing a three-person panel, presenting on a cohesive subject or theme in medieval or early modern studies. If you have any queries, please contact us at

Deadline for all Paper and Panel Proposals is 29th April 2022. All applications must be submitted through the MEMS fest google form.This opportunity allows you to showcase your research in a friendly environment and to network with fellow scholars from far-reaching institutions. For more information please contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or at Please do not hesitate to ask questions.

MEMS Festival 2022 is supported by the Centre of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent.

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