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July Updates

Updated: Jul 18, 2020

We are delighted to announce a brand new resource page to MEMSlib - Canterbury and Kent Medieval and Early Modern Resources! This new page has been created by the wonderful Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh and Dr Diane Heath at the Centre for Kent History & Heritage, Canterbury Christ Church University. You will be able to find an incredible array of resources covering a thousand years of local history (597-1597). Again, MEMSlib would like to say a massive thank you to Dr Sweetinburgh and Dr Heath with this impressive contribution.

Over on the Medieval History of Art resource page we have added a new section entitled ‘Artists, Sculptors & Architects’. In this section you will find some great resources from various research groups which study the work of individual artists or collective workshops.

We've been enjoying all things cartographical this week - we've added Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain to our Late Medieval History resources. Despite the mystery of its origin, the Gough Map is one of the earliest maps to depict a geographically-recognisable Britian.

We also discovered the newly digitised  version of Matthew Paris’s c. 1250 map of Britain (BL Cotton MS Claudius D VI), thanks to Dr John Wyatt Greenlee - find it on our Early Medieval Studies page!

The International Medieval Congress (IMC Leeds) went virtual for 2020, and we hope you heard some wonderful papers! We really enjoyed hearing Canterbury Cathedral's Dr Alison Ray discussing Blogging Manuscripts for the General Public. Together with Dr David Rundle, Dr Ray has co-curated the Manuscript Studies section of our site. Explore the wealth of resources here!

And finally, many thanks to MEMSlib's Emma-Louise Hill for assisting with the organisation of the British Society for the History of Science's virtual Festival, which ran from 6th-10th July. All the panels are now available to watch online, and many cover the Medieval and Early Modern periods - how about "A Grand Tour of the Medieval Cosmos"?

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