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Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Past events

Highlights of previous seminars and public events organised by MANCASS and the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Sleep: Lost and Found

Part of the Being Human Festival, which took place between 25 and 26 November 2017 at the Manchester Museum.

Painting of a couple asleep in bed

Struggling to get a good night's rest? You're not alone.

A fun-packed weekend of family friendly activities at the Manchester Museum offered practical advice from a range of sleep experts about how to improve bedtime routines and sleep-quality.

Visitors to the festival were invited to test out their sleep knowledge, learn about sleep's history, design their ideal bedroom, and get top tips about how to improve their rest. Sleep historians from the University of Manchester introduced participants to a 'golden age' of sleep, while staff from The Children's Sleep Charity were on hand to help design a brand new set of bedtime behaviours.

Supernatural Spaces in the Early Modern World

Illustration of a witch and broom


  • Supernatural Spaces in the Early Modern World symposium, The John Rylands Library, Manchester
    Thursday, 19 and Friday, 20 May 2016.
  • Public Lecture: Ronald Hutton (University of Bristol), 'The Western Magical Tradition', Chetham’s Library, Manchester
    Wednesday, 18 May 2016.
  • Public Lecture: Charles Zika (Melbourne, Australia,) 'The History of Emotions as a Window on the Past: Early Modern Witches and their Dances', Samuel Alexander Lecture Theatre, The University of Manchester
    Tuesday, 14 April 2015.

Visit the Supernatural Spaces in the Early Modern World research project page for more information.