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

Monica Green, Suppes Visiting Professor of the History of Science
Thursday, January 20, 2022. 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Monica Green

"A 700-Year Erasure: Recovering the Story of Plague at the Fall of Baghdad (1258)"

 How can a pandemic be…

Thursday, January 20, 2022. 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Via zoom only:

How can a pandemic be "lost"? In the midst of our own modern pandemic, the idea that a pandemic…

Wednesday, January 19, 2022. 12:00pm - 1:15pm

"The Safavid Embassy to Rome: Translations in Print, Fresco, and Marble"

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