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, May 11, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

"The Shape of Sex: Nonbinary Gender before Modernity"

Leah DeVun is an…

Thursday, May 5, 2022. 4:30pm - 6:00pm

"Bernardo Bembo: The Reader's Hand and Eye"

This talk is organized by The Classics Department, History Department…
Wednesday, May 4, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

"Symbolic Medicine: The Vigilant Hearts of Jeremias Drexel, S.J. (1581–1638)"

Charlotte Thun-Hohenstein is a PhD…

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