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Speculum, published quarterly since 1926, was the first scholarly journal in North America devoted exclusively to the Middle Ages. It is open to contributions in all fields studying the Western Middle Ages, a period ranging from approximately 500 to 1500. European, Arabic, Byzantine, Hebrew, and Slavic studies are included. The language of publication is English.

Speculum is received by all members of the Medieval Academy as a benefit of membership. Agencies and institutions receive the journal by subscription.

Articles may be submitted to Speculum on any medieval topic. All disciplines, methodologies, and approaches are welcome. In keeping with the Academy's goal of representing all fields of medieval studies, individual issues usually include articles on a variety of subjects, in a variety of disciplines. Articles on interdisciplinary topics are especially encouraged.  Unsolicited book reviews will not be considered. Scholars considering a submission to Speculum should view the submission guidelines by clicking on the link above.

Speculum participates in JSTOR, a collaborative project supported by the Mellon Foundation that ensures long-term access to older scholarly literature. Readers with access to an institution that subscribes to JSTOR may download and print for personal use material that appeared in Speculum five or more years ago.

The University of Chicago Press handles all requests for permission to reproduce material from Speculum. For more information, please contact Katharine Duff.


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