IMEMS exists first and foremost to facilitate and support Durham's academic research into medieval and early modern fields of study.
We focus on interdisciplinary projects at all stages of development, actively supporting co-operation between members of various departments and faculties across the University. We support networks by offering financial and administrative assistance for research catalyst-meetings, project-development, conferences and colloquia, supporting projects leading to clearly defined outputs such as journal articles, books, essays, interim papers and grant-applications. We also support a number of major research projects and have our own publications series.
Our regular seminar series brings distinguished speakers to Durham, providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of research. Additional lectures, conferences and colloquia, are set up from year to year to support particular initiatives. This includes an annual postgraduate conference in Durham. IMEMS also supports Durham scholars who speak at major international conferences.