ABOUT US

MEMSlib is an initiative of 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.

Awarded winning project, 2020 Physical Lockdown/Digital Freedom Student Competition

THE CURRENT TEAM

© Ruth Nichols-Pike Design, 2020 

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Ségolène Gence

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Ségolène is a first year PhD student at the University of Kent funded by CHASE AHRC and supervised by Dr Ryan Perry. Ségolène completed her MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies in 2015 at the University of Kent upon being awarded the MEMS Friends’ MA Studentship and specialised in Middle English literature. After a year studying for a second MA and teaching English at the Sorbonne in Paris, she moved back to the UK and worked at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, teaching French to undergraduate students for four years. Her research focuses on English devotional literature from the fourteenth and fifteenth century, textual transmission and manuscript studies. Ségolène also dabbles in Anglo-Norman and medieval French literature on the side and takes a particular interest in digital humanities. 

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George Knight

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George Knight achieved a First-Class Honours degree in History at the University of Kent (2020) and recently graduated with Distinction from the Centre of Medieval and Early Modern Studies’ Master of Arts course (2021), in which he was the recipient of MEMS’ annual scholarship. His MA research, which he is continuing to work on independently, focused upon CCA-DDc/Register/E, or the ‘Great Cartulary’ of Christ Church Priory, Canterbury. He is interested in the digitisation of historical resources and experimenting with the presentation of medieval history. This is an interest he is developing further in his current position as an Archaeologist with Canterbury Archaeological Trust.

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Anna-Nadine Pike

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Anna is a first-year PhD student at the University of Kent, funded by CHASE. Supervised by Dr David Rundle, Anna’s PhD looks at the development of late-medieval textual traditions in Britain after the reformation, focussing on the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century manuscripts of the Huguenot scribe and calligrapher, Esther Inglis. Anna completed her MA with MEMS in 2019/20, and has since worked in the Library and Special Collections of New College, Oxford. Anna was one of the co-founders of MEMSLib during the 2020 lockdown, and has re-joined the MEMSLib team since returning to Kent.

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THE FOUNDERS

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Róisín Astell

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Dr Daniella Gonzalez

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Anna Hegland

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Emma-Louise Hill

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Anna-Nadine Pike

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