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Midlands Eighteenth Century Research Network

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MECRN, the Midlands Eighteenth Century Research Network, came into being in 2017-18, growing out of the long-term relationship between the Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre (EMECC) at the University of Warwick and the Birmingham Eighteenth Century Centre (BECC) at the University of Birmingham. These institutions have collaborated over the years on an annual Symposium for scholars of the eighteenth century, hosted by each institution in turn. Now they have joined with other institutions across the Midlands to create this new informal network.

The aim is to provide a forum for eighteenth century scholars of all levels, where different strands of research can be shared, collaborative events, initatives and projects developed, and postgraduate students supported in a wider community.

Network members are:

University of Birmingham
Eighteenth Century Centre (BECC)
Chair of BECC:
Prof. Karen Harvey

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Birmingham City University
Prof. Caroline Archer-Parre

Centre for Printing History and Culture

Birmingham City University

De Montfort University
University of Derby
University of Leicester
University of Nottingham
Dr Richard A Gaunt
Associate Professor
Department of History

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Nottingham Trent University
University of Oxford
University of Warwick
EMECC Director:

Prof. Mark Knights

EMECC Coordinator:
Ms Sheilagh Holmes

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University of Worcester
Prof. Suzanne Schwartz
Professor of History
Institute of Humanities

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