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
is open to all persons interested in the Middle Ages. The Academy holds an annual
meeting each spring.