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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.


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:


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


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.


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 straight to your inbox, join our mailing list here.

December 2022 - New Resources Alert


November 2022 - A New Team

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

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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.

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