Medieval Studies Conferences

Past Conferences

Lost and Found: The Legacies of Greek Culture in the Global Middle Ages (March 4-5, 2023)

Cultures of Exchange: Mercantile Mentalities Between Italy and the World (March 26-27, 2022)

Medieval French Without Borders (March 20-21, 2021)

Ritual and Religion in the Medieval World (March 30-31, 2019)

Inside Out: Dress and Identity in the Middle Ages (March 17-18, 2018)

The Generative Power of Tradition: A Celebration of Traditio, 75 Years (March 25, 2017)

Manuscript as Medium (March 5-6, 2016)

Reading and Writing in City, Court, and Cloister: Conference in honor of Mary C. Erler (March 7, 2015)

Europe After Wyclif (June 4-6, 2014)

French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean (March 29-30, 2014)

Putting England in Its Place: Cultural Production and Cultural Relations in the High Middle Ages (March 9-10, 2013)

Think Romance! Re-Conceptualizing a Medieval Genre (March-April 2012)
Forthcoming Publication: Thinking Romance, ed. Katherine Little and Nicola McDonald, Cambridge University Press.

The Metaphysics of Aquinas and Its Modern Interpreters: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives (March 2011)


Orthodox Constructions of the West (June 2010)
Published: George E. Demacopoulos, and Aristotle Papanikolaou, eds. Orthodox Constructions of the West (Fordham University Press, 2013)

New Directions in Medieval Scandinavian Studies (March 2010)
Selected Essays Published in: Martin Chase, SJ, ed., Eddic, Skaldic and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway (Fordham University Press, 2014)

Authorship and Authority: Barking Abbey and its Texts (September 2009)
Published: Jennifer N. Brown and Donna Bussell, eds. Barking Abbey and Medieval Literary Culture Authorship and Authority in a Female Community (Boydell and Brewer, 2012)

New Perspectives on Urban Entertainment in the Middle Ages (April 2009)

Remembering the Crusades: Myth, Image, and Identity (March 2008)
Published: Nicholas Paul and Suzanne Yeager, eds. Remembering the Crusades: Myth, Image, and Identity, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)

Orthodox Readings of Augustine (June 2007)
Published: George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou, eds., Orthodox Readings of Augustine (St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2008)

The French of England: Multilingualism in Practice, c. 1100-c.1500 (March 2007)
Selected Essays Published In: Jocelyn Wogan-Browne et al., eds., Language and Culture in Medieval Britain: The French of England: 1100 - 1500 (York Medieval Press, 2010)

Host of the 15th International New Chaucer Society Meeting (July 2006) co-sponsored with the NYC Medieval Studies Doctoral Consortium.

Medieval Domesticity: Home, Housing, and Household (March 2005)
Published: Maryanne Kowaleski and P.J.P. Goldberg, eds., Medieval Domesticity: Home, Housing and Household (Cambridge University Press, 2008)

The Discourse of Law and Justice in Medieval Europe (March 2004)

The Virgin Mary in Cross-Cultural Perspective (March 2003)

Ecclesia Semper Reformanda: Vatican II, Aggiornamento & Church Reform before Modernity (3-4 August 2002)
Published: Christopher M. Bellitto and Louis I. Hamilton, eds. Reforming the Church before Modernity: Patterns, Problems and Approaches (Ashgate, 2005)

Co-host of the 77th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America (April 2002)

Medieval Women and Power Revisited: Challenging the Master Narrative (March 2001)
Published: Mary Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski, eds. Gendering the Master Narrative: Women and Power in the Middle Ages

Fama: The Politics of Talk and Reputation in Medieval Europe (29-30 September 2000)
Published: Thelma Fenster and Daniel Small, eds. Fama: The Politics of Talk and Reputation in Medieval Europe (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003)

Education in the Middle Ages (March 2000)
Published: Joseph Koterski and Ronald Begley, eds. Medieval Education: Essays in Honor of Louis B. Pascoe, SJ. (New York, Fordham University Press, 2005).

The Debate About Women, Men, and Gender in Medieval Culture (March 1999)
Published: Thelma Fenster and Claire A. Leeds, eds. Gender in Debate from the Early Middle Ages to the Renaissance (New York: Palgrave, 2002)

The Liturgy of Rome in the Eleventh Century (September 1998)

Parchment and Politics: Writing, Images, and Authority in the Middle Ages (April 1998)

Medieval Cultures in Contact (March 1997)
Published: Richard Gyug, ed. Medieval Cultures in Contact (New York: Fordham University Press, 2003)

Learning, Literacy, and Gender in the Middle Ages (March 1996)

Family in the Middle Ages (March 1995)

Violence in the Middle Ages (April 1994)

Communities and the Ideas of Community in the Middle Ages (March 1993)

The Medieval Expansion of Europe, 1250-1492 (March 1992)

Medieval Spirituality (March 1991)

Gender and Society II. Men in the Middle Ages (May 1990)
Published: Clare A Lees, Thelma Fenster, and Jo Ann McNamara, eds. Medieval Masculinities: Regarding Men in the Middle Ages (University of Minnesota Press, 2002)

Europe in the Age of the Hundred Years War (March 1989)

Gender and Society I: Gender and the Moral Order (March 1988)
Published: Thought: A Review of Culture and Idea. Special Issue: "Gender and the Moral Order of Medieval Society." Volume LXIV, 1989.

War and Peace in Medieval Society (27-28 February 1987)

The Impact of Monasticism on Medieval Society (March 1986)

Women and Power: Intrigue, Influence, and Insubordination in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (March 1985)
Published: Mary Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski, eds., Women and Power in the Middle Ages (University of Georgia Press, 1988)

The Age of Wyclif: A Commemoration of the Sixth Centenary of His Death (October 1984)

Conciliarism and Conciliarity in the Late Middle Ages: Perspectives East and West (March 1983)

Matter of Britain: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (October 1982)

St. Francis of Assisi: Symposium on the 800th Anniversary of His Birth (April 1982)

The Medieval Woman: Image and Reality (October 1981)