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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. 

Graduate Research Funding

Date
Wednesday, December 6, 2023. 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Location
As always, the weekly workshop will be held in the German Studies Library in Pigott Hall (Bldg 260, Rm 252) from 12-1:15 PM with lunch provided.

Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, a 16th-century Spanish cosmographer, reflects on the origins of American populations in his work "Historia Indica."…

Date
Wednesday, November 29, 2023. 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Location
As always, the weekly workshop will be held in the German Studies Library in Pigott Hall (Bldg 260, Rm 252) from 12-1:15 PM with lunch provided.

Love songs and the Catholic Mass do not make easy bedfellows. The earthly, amorous, even carnal feelings explored in fifteenth-century chansons…

Date
Wednesday, November 15, 2023. 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Location
As always, the weekly workshop will be held in the German Studies Library in Pigott Hall (Bldg 260, Rm 252) from 12-1:15 PM with lunch provided.

As monastic communities of post-Carolingian Europe gained in prominence, and their members faced heightened public scrutiny, ecclesiastical…