Medieval and Early Modern Studies research group

About us

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) research group draws upon UWA's nationally acclaimed research and teaching expertise in the area of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. We promote excellence in all aspects of research into the pre-modern world and its modern afterlife.

MEMS staff represent a broad range of disciplines, including Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, English and Cultural Studies, European Languages and Studies, History of Art, History, Medicine, Music, and Theatre. We offer quality teaching and award-winning supervision at all levels of study from undergraduate to PhD.

We welcome and support visiting students and scholars and offer a vibrant and engaging calendar of events.

Our aims

Our primary research mission is to create new models of collaborative interdisciplinary enquiry within this broad field.


  • We foster connections between scholars of Medieval and Early Modern Studies across disciplines.
  • We promote the study of Medieval and Early Modern Studies within relevant disciplines.
  • We promote events of interest to the broad academic community.

Community engagement

Our researchers

Featured researcher profiles


Dr Brid Phillips works in the field of medical humanities, linking her research on early modern emotions to the study of empathy in real-world, contemporary situations.
Professor Yasmin Haskell holds the Cassamarca Foundation Chair in Latin Humanism. Her research focuses on neo-Latin studies, the reception of classical authors, the history of emotions and psychiatry, and early modern Jesuits.

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