IMEMS was formally launched as a Durham University research institute in 2010, but our origins go back much further than this: to the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, founded in 1998. We are now a thriving community of well over 100 research-active staff members, as well as fellows, postgraduate students, alumni and members of the public.
Our offices, within the boundaries of Durham's UNESCO World Heritage Site, place us quite literally at the heart of more than one thousand years of history. What better place for medievalists and early modernists to come together to study and share ideas?
The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of a Core Executive Team. Strategic guidance and input are provided by a wider executive committee, and our International Advisory Board helps to shape and guide our direction, strategy and international reach.