Centre for Medieval and Early Modern StudiesStudySocieties Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Study Medieval and Early Modern Studies MA Why study here? Facilities Societies Societies Medieval Dress and Textile Society Emeritus Prof Gale Owen-Crocker is currently the programme secretary of MEDATS. Medieval Clothing and Textiles Currently co-edited by Emeritus Prof Gale Owen-Crocker. Visit the Boydell and Brewer website. Manchester Medieval Society The Manchester Medieval Society began life in 1933 as a northern branch of the Oxford Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature.