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, February 23, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

"Purgatory and the Underground in Early Modern Naples"

Wednesday, February 16, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

"Poems Made and Unmade: Caramuel's Metametrica (1663) in Early Modern Poetics"

Wednesday, February 9, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

"Patriarch Ignatios and His Image"

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