Welcome to MEMSLib

We are a digital library which brings together open-access online resources for students and researchers of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

We also offer a blog and advice pages, and a MEMSLib forum which connects our users with a wider community of remote, online, and hybrid researchers.

MEMSLib is an initiative from the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) at the University of Kent. This student-led project developed out of our shared desire to support academic peers and colleagues during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Online Resources

MEMSLib continuously updates our online resource pages, bringing you the latest tools and websites to help with your research, wherever you are working. For example:

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Eastern European History

This new page brings together resources for teaching and studying the history, art, culture, and written records of Slavic countries during the medieval and early modern periods.

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Manuscript Studies

Palaeography, codicology, or diplomatic? We've gathered all you need to get started in the field of Manuscript Studies

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Middle English Literature

We've created a list to help you with everything from full literary texts to digital research tools, and online databases, all for the study of literature in Middle English.

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Newsletter Archive

Not subscribed to MEMSlib yet? We have collected all our recent newsletters here for you to read, so that you can stay up-to-date with all the additions, changes, and uploads we make to the site.

To be the first to receive these newsletters, join our mailing list here.

March 2022 - Eastern European History launch

February 2022 (2) - Researchers and Disabilities launch

February 2022 (1) - Middle English Literature relaunch

January 2022 - Medieval Languages relaunch

December 2021 - MEMSlib updates

November 2021 - MEMSlib updates

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The Forum

Our forum offers an online gathering-place and digital community to our MEMSlib site members. Need a chapter from a book you cannot access? Or need advice about the best resources to use? Head over to the forum to find the answers and resources you need.