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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

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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. 

George Knight

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George Knight achieved a First-Class Honours degree in History at the University of Kent (2020), with his dissertation on the radical 11th-century reformer ‘Arnold of Brescia’ under the supervision of Dr Barbara Bombi. Following his undergraduate degree, George applied to the Centre of Medieval and Early Modern Studies’ Master of Arts course which he is currently studying with the MEMS’ annual scholarship. His research focuses primarily upon the communication between architecture, art and literature and medieval society, mostly within the early to central middle ages. He is particularly interested in the digitisation of historical knowledge and experimenting with the presentation of medieval history online.

Lucy Splarn

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Lucy is a first year PhD student at the University of Kent funded by CHASE AHRC and supervised by Dr Emily Guerry. Her research focuses on the art, archaeology and iconography of medieval pilgrims’ souvenirs. Lucy studied at the University of Ottawa for a year as part of her undergraduate degree in history and completed her MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Kent. She previously worked as an Archive and Library Assistant at Canterbury Cathedral and takes a particular interest in the architectural history of the city.

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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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Contributors

Professor Pascale Aebsicher  - Lubaaba Al-Azami  -  Dr Charlie Berry  -  Dr Amy Blakeway  -  Professor Barbara Bombi  -  Nat Cutter  -  Dr Paul Dryburgh  -  Dr Beate Fricke  - Dr Robert Gallagher  -  Dr Peter Good  -  Dr Dan Gosling  -  Dr John Wyatt Greenlee  -  Dr Jon-Mark Grussenmeyer  -  Dr Ada Hajdu  - Dr Rebekah Higgitt  -  Dr Diane Heath   -  Dr Suzanna Ivanič  -  Jordan Knowles  -  Professor Henrike Lähnemann  -  Graeme Millen  -  Celia Mills  -  Edward Mills  -  Pietro Mocchi  -  Dr Marta Musso  -  Dr Heather Pagan  -  Dr Ryan Perry  -  Dr Alison Ray  -  Emeric Rigault  -  Dr Edward Roberts  -  Dr David Rundle  -  Dr Daniel Starza Smith  -  Danny Smith  -  Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh   -  Anna Turnham  -  Professor Martine van Elk  -  students and staff of the MA in Early Modern English Literature: Text and Transmission (King's College London)

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