The Stanford Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS) is a multidisciplinary community working together to reveal new perspectives on medieval and early modern studies.

As we wrap up the year and head into the summer, it is time to think about scheduling for next year. Should you be interested in presenting, or have a visitor to recommend to CMEMS, please contact CMEMS (cmemsinfo [at] or Johannes Junge Ruhland (jmjr [at] to let us know. We especially invite presentations from advanced graduate students here at Stanford. 

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Wednesday, June 1, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

"Towards an Art History of Medieval Puppetry in Europe"

Headshot of the speaker, Chris Barrett, standing in front of a tree
Wednesday, May 25, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

")Butterflies( and Other Parentheses"

Chris Barrett is…

Wednesday, May 18, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

"English, Anglo-Norman, and French Bevis of Hampton manuscripts and their afterlives"

Workshops and Research Groups

CMEMS sponsors or co-sponsors a wide range of workshops and research groups that cohere into a stimulating program of opportunities for students and faculty to engage in focused discussion and debate

  • CMEMS Weekly Workshop
  • Speculum Reading Group
  • Medieval and Early Modern Paleography Workshop