Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 31, 2023. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

"Medieval Inscriptions in Conques. The Tympanum as a Versus on Sacred Space"

An "…

Wednesday, June 7, 2023. 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Speaker: Assistant Professor of French and Italian

"Michelangelo’s Phenomenology of Love"

An "Embodiment" Paper

This essay on the eye and the gaze in the poetry of…


Your CMEMS team is thrilled to announce the spring 2023 program of lunchtime workshops. Those interested in the medieval and early modern will be sure to be entertained, inspired, and enlightened by the wonderful variety of topics.
The CMEMS team is pleased to announce that the recipients for the Spring 2023 round of the Graduate Student Grant are Catrin Haberfield (English) and Amanda Coate (History).
The Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites applications for the Winter 2023 round of Graduate Student Grants, due February 27. We will be considering applications from current Stanford graduate students for two types of grants:

Workshops and Research Groups

CMEMS sponsors and co-sponsors a wide range of workshops and research groups at Stanford!

Each of the research groups provide a range of possibilities for students and faculty to engage in discussion and debate about medieval and early modern scholarship. 

CMEMS Weekly Workshop

  • The focal point of CMEMS, this lunchtime workshop exists to engage the interdisciplinary cohort of medieval and early modern scholars at Stanford in an ongoing discussion and collaboration.

Medieval Studies Workshop

  • Organizing research workshops, reading groups, and medieval Latin lessons, this workshop serves graduate students at Stanford on any aspect of the Middle Ages broadly understood. 

Speculum Reading Group

  • Centered around the leading medieval studies journal Speculum, this student-faculty group meets quarterly to discuss the latest issues in medieval studies.

Medieval and Early Modern Paleography Workshop

  • Using Stanford University Library Special Collections' collection of medieval and early modern sources, this faculty-graduate workshop meets monthly to transcribe unpublished medieval and early modern sources. 

Graduate Research Funding

CMEMS is proud to offer Research and Travel Grants to PhD students and candidates to support their research, either pre-dissertation or dissertational work.  

Click here for more information about Graduate Student Grants.

Past Events

Wednesday, January 18, 2023. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Sites of Book Talk and the Nouvelles Librairiques in Early Modern Europe

Please note this is a…

Wednesday, January 11, 2023. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Narrative Insults in Middle High German Bridal Quest Epics

Abstract of Buschbeck's Talk: 

In the narrative worlds of…

Wednesday, December 7, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Route – Place – Object. Re-defining “cultural landscape” in medieval Germany