Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Societies and Associations

Australasian Society for Classical Studies

The Australasian Society for Classical Studies aims at the advancement of the study of ancient Greece and Rome and related fields, and membership is open to all present and past members of university staffs who are or have been engaged in teaching or research in the languages, literature, history, thought and archaeology of the ancient world, and to other interested persons.

Australian Association for Byzantine Studies

Australian Early Medieval Association

Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies supports and promotes the study of the Medieval and Early Modern periods in New Zealand and Australia. Membership is open to all interested researchers, students and academics. The Association publishes the journal Parergon twice yearly and members can also subscribe to an email list-serv. The Association also holds a major regional conference every two years.


AVISTA, Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science and Art, was founded in 1985 with the encouragement of Jean Gimpel and Lynn White Jr. Its members come from many different countries and fields, but all share a belief in the importance of reaching across boundaries to understand the material and intellectual past. Interdisciplinary studies are central to AVISTA's purpose. AVISTA organizes sessions at conferences such as those at Leeds and Kalamazoo and publishes the semi-annual AVISTA Forum Journal, as well as an annual series published by Ashgate.

Byzantine Studies Association of North America

Classical Association of Victoria

Founded in 1912, the Classical Association operates for the propagation and well-being of Classics in the state of Victoria. Its activities include a rich program of lectures given by distinguished academics from Australia and overseas. The Classical Association also organizes an annual conference for secondary school teachers, usually at the start of March.

International Association of Byzantine Studies

International Federation of Institutes for Medieval Studies (FIDEM)

International Medieval Society, Paris

The IMS Paris is a non-profit association that aims to optimize the academic research experience by providing information and assisting with access to the wide range of opportunities offered to medievalists in Paris and in France. By facilitating communications among independent researchers and the different French institutions or academics through meetings, presentations, and visits, the IMS Paris aims to improve academic exchange and promote interdisciplinary and international scholarship. The Society is a cooperative association that relies on the participation of its members to realize its goals.

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists

Medieval Academy of America

The Medieval Academy of America is the largest organization in the United States promoting excellence in the field of medieval studies. It was founded in 1925 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The academy publishes the quarterly journal Speculum, and awards prizes, grants, and fellowships such as the Haskins Medal, which is named for Charles Homer Haskins, one of the founders of the Medieval Academy and its second president.

The Medieval Academy supports research, publication, and teaching in medieval art, archaeology, history, law, literature, music, philosophy, religion, science, social and economic institutions and all other aspects of the Middle Ages.

Membership is open to all persons interested in the Middle Ages. The Academy holds an annual meeting  each spring. The Academy also has a Fellowship class for exceptional scholars in the field of medieval history. This includes Fellows, Corresponding Fellows and Emeriti Fellows.

Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

This society is the US professional association for those engaged in interdisciplinary studies between 1450 and 1650 (the long sixteenth century!) and together with the Renaissance Society of America is the largest of such associations in the US. The website has details of its own activities and annual conference, but also links to many other conferences, websites and items of interest for those working in this field.

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

Minot State University is the institutional home of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) and its journal, Medieval Feminist Forum (MFF).

SMFS promotes the study of the Patristic Age, the Middle Ages and the Early Modern era from the perspective of gender studies, women’s studies and feminist studies. It actively promotes and supports interdisciplinary exchanges at all levels of higher education across the world. Members represent every continent and every academic discipline within the arts & humanities.

MFF is published twice yearly (Winter & Summer issues). Its contents include articles from any of the Humanities disciplines, roundtables about the state of gender & feminist scholarship, book reviews and specialized bibliographies. Begun in 1986 as Medieval Feminist Newsletter (MFN), in 1999, the journal was renamed Medieval Feminist Forum in order to better reflect the scholarly character of its articles and reviews. The Subsidia series, which consists of occasional special topics volumes, was also launched in 1999.

Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East

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