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

Friday, February 4, 2022. 9:00am - 12:15pm

Join us for the annual Primary Source Symposium, organized and hosted by the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

"Synagogues in Christian Service or the Host Desecration Allegation of Segovia in the Early 15th Century"

Wednesday, January 26, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

"The History of Climate Society: Learning from the Past to Prepare for the Future"

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