The Medieval and Early Modern Centre
The Medieval and Early Modern Centre (MEMC) is in its seventeenth year of operation. It was inaugurated in August 1997 as the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Sydney and was given its current name and expanded brief in late 2010. The Director of MEMC is Associate Professor Liam Semler from the Department of English. MEMC runs a programme of medieval and early modern research events throughout the year, administers a research funding scheme, and supports honorary research associates and visiting fellows. MEMC has a teaching program: it currently supports undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students in Medieval Studies, although the undergraduate program is no longer accepting new enrolments. MEMC hosts a range of Reading Groups and has a room in the John Woolley Building which is also used by staff from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE). MEMC produces a Newsletter and circulates Notices relating to medieval and early modern research in Australia and overseas. MEMC welcomes new members (membership is free) who are advised to contact the Director Liam Semler in order to be added to the email list.