The Medieval Academy, the world’s oldest and largest
organization of medievalists, supports research and teaching in medieval
records, literature, languages, arts, archaeology, history, philosophy,
science, life, and all other aspects of medieval civilization.
more than 4000 medievalists throughout the world and receive the following
The internationally acclaimed
journal of medieval studies, published by the University of Chicago Press, includes
approximately twenty articles and approximately 300 book reviews in four issues
totaling over 1200 pages annually. The journal is available in print and online and the entire Speculum archive
is available electronically to members.
The MAA's website enables an online community where members can publish
and explore information and connect with each other, with member profiles,
forums, surveys, and file libraries.
Medieval Academy News
of the MAA is published digitally approximately once a month with announcements
of interest to medievalists and feature stories on the activities of the MAA
and its members.
Medieval Academy Blog
The MAA Blog
reports activities of interest to medievalists, including conferences, calls
for papers, fellowships, prizes, job openings, exhibitions, lectures, summer
programs, workshops and symposia. It is updated daily.
Medieval Academy Books
Begun in 1928,
Medieval Academy Books publishes editions, translations, and scholarly works of
long-term value for medievalists.
An international directory of the
Academy’s members with profiles is available online to all MAA members.
The Academy’s annual meeting is a
major international conference of medieval studies held each spring. Members receive the call for papers, meeting program, and a discount
The MAA is developing a robust
database of digital resources that all members can contribute to, search, and
a 30% discount on the publications of the University of Chicago Press and a 20% discount to the online Chicago Manual of Style. Members may
subscribe at a discount to the online International Medieval Bibliography,
Iter, and ACLS Humanities E-Book with its collection of over 3,300
Members receive a 50% discount on JPASS - JSTOR's individual access plan. JPASS connects unaffiliated scholars - independent researchers, faculty with limited JSTOR access, and anyone working outside the academy - to the 1,700+ scholarly journals in the JSTOR archive on a monthly or annual basis. Designed specifically for those with limited or no JSTOR access, JPASS acts as your "personal library card" where you pay a fee and get unlimited reading and limited downloading to JSTOR's rich digital library.
are presented annually for outstanding work published in a medieval field: the
Haskins Medal, in honor of Charles Homer Haskins, for a distinguished book; the
John Nicholas Brown Prize (of $1,000), in honor of one of the Academy’s
founders, for a distinguished first book or monograph; the Van Courtlandt
Elliott Prize (of $500), in honor of a former Executive Secretary of the
Academy, for a distinguished first article.
(of $500 and $750) help Academy members who hold doctorates but are not in
full-time faculty positions to attend conferences to present their work.
book subvention program provides subventions up to $2,500 to university or
other non-profit scholarly presses to help support the publication of first
books by Academy members.
support now tops $100,000 per year. The MAA offers dissertation grants of
$2,000 to graduate-student members to help defray expenses related to
dissertations on medieval topics. The Academy also offers fellowships (of
$20,000 and $30,000) to support dissertation research in specific areas of
medieval studies. The Academy awards prizes for outstanding papers given by
graduate students at the Academy’s annual meeting and provides travel funding
for students presenting papers. A graduate student mentorship program,
coordinated by the Graduate Student Committee, facilitates networking between
graduate students and established scholars. The Academy supports Vagantes, the
graduate student conference held each spring.
Centers and Regional
The Committee on Centers and
Regional Associations (CARA) serves as a forum for medievalists concerned with
teaching, administering centers and programs, and organizing meetings. CARA
offers awards for excellence in teaching medieval studies and for outstanding
service. CARA offers summer tuition grants to support students attending summer
workshops on medieval languages and paleography and the John Leyerle
Each year the Academy sponsors
sessions at the International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, the International
Medieval Congress at Leeds and the Annual Meeting of the American Historical