Societies and Associations

Australian and overseas associations and societies.

Transfiguration mosaic, Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome (Photograph: Andrew Stephenson)
Transfiguration mosaic,
Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome
(Photograph: Andrew Stephenson)

Australasian Society for Classical Studies

ASCS website

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

AABS website

Formed in 1978, the Australian Association for Byzantine Studies is a non-profit organisation that aims to foster links between scholars, students and laypersons within Australia and New Zealand who are interested in Byzantium and related fields. The Australian Association is a member of the Association Internationale des Etudes Byzantines. It also has close working links with Byzantine groups in a number of countries. The Association supports a biennial conference, which offers the opportunity for members to present papers or to hear discussions of interest from scholars within Australia, as well as from overseas. Participation comes from a wide range of disciplines and covers a broad time span, so that papers, even when devoted to a particular theme, are always diverse. The publication of Byzantina Australiensia is an academic series which aims to provide access to texts of the Byzantine period in translation, as well as to relevant scholarship.

Australian Early Medieval Association

AEMA website

Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

ANZAMEMS website

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. More information.

AVISTA

AVISTA website

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

Byzantine Studies Association of North America website

Classical Association of Victoria

Classical Association of Victoria website

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 Association of Byzantine Studies website

International Federation of Institutes for Medieval Studies (FIDEM)

FIDEM website

International Medieval Society, Paris

International Medieval Society website

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

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists website

Medieval Academy of America

Medieval Academy of America website

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

Sixteenth Century Society website

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

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship website

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

For more information please see the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East website.