Durham University IMEMS Press

This year we were delighted to announce a partnership with the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) at Durham University. And what a mouth-watering prospect it is, with no fewer than six new series already announced! See below for the full scope of their coverage and to click through to each series page with fuller descriptions and editor contact details. 

Professor Stephen Taylor is the General Editor of Durham University IMEMS Press. General enquiries and formal proposals may be directed to [email protected]. Visit the imprint page here

But which series will be the first to publish? That honour falls to Catholicisms, c.1450–c.1800: its volume British and Irish Religious Orders in Europe, 1560–1800 will appear in January and you can use the blog discount to pre-order a copy now and save 35%

Catholicisms, c.1450–c.1800 

These volumes will focus on Catholicism as it grew to become a global movement and therefore will include work on any location where there was activity relating to Catholicism, from its old heartlands in Europe to ‘new’ grounds of activity in both north and south America, Asia, and Africa.  

Series Editors: James E. Kelly, Durham University; Ulrich L. Lehner, University of Notre Dame; Susannah Brietz Monta, University of Notre Dame, USA  

Ideas and Practices, 1300–1850 

Looking firmly at the era in which familiar ways of thinking about politics, religion, society and the natural world were fundamentally transformed, Ideas and Practices offers scholars the opportunity to publish ambitious works in intellectual history which explain – or question – that transformation, sometimes characterised as ‘the crisis of the European mind’. It will also publish scholarly editions of important texts not readily available, as well as the occasional high-quality collection of essays. 

General Editor: Robert G. Ingram, Ohio University 

Law, Peace, and Justice in Medieval and Early Modern Europe 

This series will explore ‘peace-keeping’ amongst medieval and early modern Europeans in the broadest sense: from criminal justice to transitional justice, from the resolution of interpersonal conflict within communities to treaty-making between states, from feud to refuge to reparations, from criminal trials to cultures of toleration.  

General Editor: Krista Kesselring, Dalhousie University 

Science in Culture, c. 350 – c. 1750 

Looking at the history and culture of science across a vast period globally, Science in Culture will promote a wider consideration of human engagement with, and understanding of, natural phenomena. Such areas might include human-animal interaction, environmental history, astronomy, astrology and cosmology, medicine (human and animal), alchemy, and practical disciplines such as metallurgy as well as theoretical subjects. The series is open to standard monographs and essay collections, as well as mid-range monographs (ca. 45,000 words) and editions. 

General Editor: Giles E. M. Gasper, Durham University 

Studies in World Heritage 

World Heritage plays critical roles in education, cultural preservation, conflict migration and sustainable development, but it is threatened by accelerated development, mega-infrastructure, mass tourism, encroachment, neglect, climate change, natural disasters and targeted destruction. Studies in World Heritage, curated by Durham’s UNESCO Chair in Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage, addresses these issues at a global scale with novel combinations of disciplinary perspectives. It aims to inform and to shape debates on professional standards and responsibilities; legal and ethical codes; concepts of stewardship and custodianship; identifying past practices for sustainability planning, research ethics and illicit antiquities; and the social, ethical and economic impacts of the promotion of heritage, particularly at religious and pilgrimage sites. 

General Editor: Robin Coningham, Durham University 


Translatio will investigate translation between languages in relation to other migrations and circulations – of peoples, objects, and practices; images, forms, and media – across the continents and islands of the medieval and early modern world. It will publish in a range of formats: monographs (including short works of approx. 40,000-60,000 words), edited volumes and facing-page translations. 

General Editor: Richard Scholar, Durham University 

British and Irish Religious Orders in Europe, 1560–1800 
Edited by Cormac Begadon & James E. Kelly 
9781914967009, Hardcover, blog price: £45.50/$64.35 

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