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

Monday, September 29, 2014. 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Building 260, Room 252 (German Studies Library)

In the Middle Ages, lyric poetry is intended for the voice first, and then the manuscript. Nineteenth and twentieth century philologists squeezed…

Wednesday, September 24, 2014. 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall (Building 460)

Kick off the academic year by joining your CMEMS colleagues from across the university at an informal meet and greet (refreshments provided). Get…

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