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, April 20, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

"The Austrian Chronicle 1454-1467 and what it tells us about narrative practices and the House of Habsburg"

Leather-bound manuscripts with centuries worth of reports, speculation, and hearsay about Ore Mountain mines. Image: Sebastian Felten

Thursday, April 14, 2022. 4:30pm - 6:00pm
History Corner, Building 200, Room 307

"History as Resource: Mining Metals and Collecting…

Wednesday, April 13, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

"Agudeza, The Axe's Edge: Early Modern Poetry and International (even Global) Politics"

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