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Anchorites (und-anchorite)

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Medicine (medmed-l)

List owner: Monica Green, Arizona State University.

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Medieval History (mediev-l)

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Societies and Associations

ANZAMEMS (Australian and NZ Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies)
ANZAMEMS exists to promote medieval and early modern studies in Australia and New Zealand. It was formed in 1996 by the merger of ANZAMRS (Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Renaissance Studies) and AHMEME (Australian Historians of Medieval and Early Modern Europe).

British Archaeological Association
The British Archaeological Association (BAA) was founded in 1843 to promote the study of archaeology, art and architecture and the preservation of our national antiquities. It encourages original research and publishes new work on the history of architecture, art and antiquities of Roman to post-medieval date.

British Brick Society
The Society, founded in 1972, promotes the study and recording of all aspects of the archaeology and history of bricks, brickmaking and brickwork. Members are drawn from many backgrounds - geologists, archaeologists, schoolteachers, artists, historians, brickmakers, bricklayers, architects, engineers, etc. Some have a professional interest in a particular aspect of the subject, for others membership is an extension of a general interest or hobby. All share a fascination for the history and development of the manufacture and use of bricks.

Digital Medievalist
Digital Medievalist is an international web-based Community of Practice for medievalists working with digital media. It was established in 2003 to help scholars meet the increasingly sophisticated demands faced by designers of contemporary digital projects.

Ecclesiastical History Society
The Ecclesiastical History Society (EHS) aims to foster interest in, and to advance the study of, all areas of the history of Christian Churches. Membership is open to scholars who are professionally engaged in the study and/or teaching of ecclesiastical history at universities or other institutions of higher education in the UK and abroad, as well as individuals who have a general interest in the subject. Institutions may also take out membership.

The Eckhart Society
The Eckhart Society is dedicated to the study and promotion of the principles and teachings of Meister Eckhart, a medieval theologian, philosopher and mystic. The Society is committed to the highest possible standards in scholarship and spirituality – which was also the goal of the Meister. It welcomes all, no matter of what faith or none, to whom Meister Eckhart is of interest.

Haskins Society for Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, Angevin and Viking Research
The Haskins Society is an international scholarly organization dedicated to the study of Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and early Angevin history as well as the history of neighboring areas and peoples. The Society holds its annual conferences in November at Georgetown University; additionally, it organizes and sponsors scholarly sessions at the International Congress of Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan in early May of each year and at the Leeds International Medieval Congress each summer.

International Center for Medieval Art
The International Center for Medieval Art was formed to promote and encourage the study, understanding, and appreciation of the visual arts of the Middle Ages produced in Europe, the Mediterranean region, and the Slavic world, during the period between ca. 300 and ca. 1500 C.E.; and to this end to sponsor and otherwise support study, teaching, conferences, exhibitions, displays, and publications devoted to medieval art and culture. The IMCA is based in the Cloisters Museum, New York.

International Piers Plowman Society
The International Piers Plowman Society (IPPS) was formed at the 2nd International Langland Conference held in Asheville, North Carolina in 1999. IPPS oversees publication of The Yearbook of Langland Studies (YLS), sponsors sessions at the International Congresses at Kalamazoo, MI and Leeds, UK; organizes international conferences on Piers Plowman; and maintains this website, which includes information on these activities and a searchable database of the annual annotated bibliographies published in YLS.

International Society for Medieval Theology / Internationale Gesellschaft für theologische Mediävistik
The aim of the International Society for the Study of Medieval Theology (IGTM) is to promote research and scholarly exchange in the field of medieval theology. The Society is international, interdenominational, and interdisciplinary. The Society's journal is titled Archa Verbi and conference proceedings are published in our Archa Verbi-Subsidia series. All scholars who are interested in medieval theology are invited to become a member or seek cooperation with the IGTM.

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists
A gateway for those interested in English history, archaeology, literature, language, religion, society, and numismatics between the years c. 450 and 1100 AD. The site also contains information on how to become a member of The International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, an events and conferences listing, and a webpage devoted to Anglo-Saxon web resources.

International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies
Founded in 1983 by Professor Bruce Hozeski of Ball State University, the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies is comprised of scholars and enthusiasts interested in the promotion of the twelfth-century magistra, visionary, theologian, composer, healer, artist, leader of women, and Saint and Doctor of the Church. The purpose of the society is to promote the study, criticism, research and exchange of ideas related to all aspects of Hildegard von Bingen's work.

Littera Carolina: The Network for the Study of Caroline Miniscule
Scholars, especially students, have few resources or tools available to study Caroline miniscule beyond several seminal but increasingly out-of-date and out-of print works. Dialogue between the historians, art historians and linguists working with this script is impeded by distance and language barriers. There is no means of knowing the current state of research. In view of this, the Network for the Study of Caroline Miniscule aims to bring together an international body of scholars to address all aspects of the script. Annual colloquia will be held to act as a springboard for a more permanent network of research students and established scholars directly interested in the joint study of Caroline miniscule and in developing new tools and approaches for working with the script.

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)
MEARCSTAPA is an organization committed to the scholarly examination of monstrosity as an area of social and cultural interest to past and present societies. Our inter/trans/post/pre-disciplinary approach allows us to explore the significance of monstrosity across cultural, temporal, and geographic boundaries. We are interested in a multivalent approach using materials on monsters and monstrosity from literary, artistic, philosophical, and historical sources.

Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages
The purpose of Medica is to assist those interested in healing in the Middle Ages. As this is an interdisciplinary topic, the Society invites members from all fields and specialisations. The website provides news and resources relevant to those studying healing in the Middle Ages.

The Medieval Academy of America
Founded in 1925, the Medieval Academy of America is the largest organization in the United States promoting excellence in the field of medieval studies, and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The academy publishes the quarterly journal Speculum, and awards prizes, grants, and fellowships, and supports research, publication, and teaching in medieval art, archaeology, history, law, literature, music, philosophy, religion, science, social and economic institutions, and all other aspects of the Middle Ages.

Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society is an academic association of scholars and other persons interested in medieval and Renaissance drama whose activities include organizing annual meetings, sponsoring long-range research projects, and publishing material of interest to the Society including research opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama.

The Meister-Eckhart-Gesellschaft is an international society for the promotion of the study and research into the life, writings, and reception of Master Eckhart (c. 1260-1328) in an interdisciplinary context. Meetings of the society will be held annually in March or April around Easter. The website provides access to a newsletter, online reviews, the online publication of a key works of Eckhart scholarship, and online bibliography with full details of the Latin and German writings of Meister Eckhart, translations, books and article relating to Meister Eckhart, as well as a complete list of the manuscript transmission.

Medium Aevum
The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature exists to advance education by the encouragement and dissemination to the scholarly community and wider public of research on medieval languages and literature. The Society does this primarily through its publications – the journal, Medium Ævum, and its monograph series. In addition, the Society sponsors conferences and has established an essay prize.

Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft e.V
The Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft is an international association of medievalists focusing on researching the culture of the European Late Middle Ages. In particular, the association focuses on Oswald von Wolkenstein (ca 1376/77-1445), a knight and courtly singer, one of the foremost poets of German literature. The fifteenth-century South Tyrolean nobleman, Oswald von Wolkenstein, is now recognized by a growing number of critics as the most talented poet of his age, a genius capable of imbuing traditional literary forms with new content and fresh vigour.

Richard III Foundation, Inc.
The Richard III Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit educational organization that was founded to promote the life and times of King Richard III, his contemporaries and his era and to attempt to cast a new light on the misconceptions of his life and reign. The Foundation is active in many diverse areas. Activities encompass the fields of research, scholarship, publishing, exhibitions, public relations, study days, symposiums and other activities to attempt to bridge the gap between the 15th century and today.

Société des Historiens Médiévistes de l'Enseignement Supérieur Public
The Society of Medieval Historians of Public Higher Education (SHMESP), created in 1969, brings together historians, archaeologists and art historians working in France on the Middle Ages, in universities and research organisations. It strives to promote and defend medieval studies and their teaching, as well as their dissemination to a wide audience, by strengthening the necessary links between the world of research, school education and society. The Society has an annual congress and also publishes a monthly newsletter.

The Society for Medieval Archaeology
The Society was established to study evidence of the past, whether standing buildings, landscapes, buried remains or artefacts in museums. Membership of the Society is open to all those interested in medieval archaeology and members receive two issues of our journal, Medieval Archaeology, and two issues of our Newsletter per annum. Members are also entitled to discounted rates when registering for our conferences and purchasing our monographs, while a number of other institutions also offer special discounts to our members. Grants and awards are also available.

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
SMFS promotes the study of the Patristic Age, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern era from the perspective of gender studies, women's studies, and feminist studies. It actively promotes and supports interdisciplinary exchanges at all levels of higher education across the world. Members represent every continent and every academic discipline within the Arts & Humanities.

Society for the Medieval Mediterranean
The society aims to foster cross cultural investigation, create a forum of ideas and encourage debate on the influence of Islamic culture on the medieval Mediterranean.

Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages
The Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages was formed several years ago to promote the area of medieval biblical studies, to provide a forum for the discussion of themes and topics related to that subject, and to share current research. The society sponsors several sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, held in May of each year. The Society's business meeting, held during the Congress, determines the focus of the following year's sessions, and solicits participation in the Society's activities.

Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East
The Society enables its members to exchange information about research and publications relevant to the history of the crusades and the Latin East. Membership is open to all those with a scholarly interest in the crusades and the Latin East.

Soper Lane
Soper Lane is a group of women who have studied the working lives of fifteenth century silkwomen.The function of the group is to bring to life as accurately as possible the work of the 15th century English silkwomen.

TEAMS – The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages
The website for The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages, with links to their teaching texts and online library of Middle English texts.

Viking Society for Northern Research
Founded in 1892 as the Orkney, Shetland and Northern Society, or Viking Club. The Society was founded to promote interest in the Scandinavian North, its literature and antiquities.

The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society
The Society exists to promote the study of Yorkshire's past. The Yorkshire Archaeological Society was founded in 1863 (as the Huddersfield Archaeological and Topographical Association) to promote interest in the history and archaeology of the Huddersfield area. In 1870 it expanded its interest to cover the whole of Yorkshire, and today it is the main society in this field for the historic county. Throughout its history the Society has been active in publishing articles on many aspects of Yorkshire's past and transcripts of important Yorkshire records. The Yorkshire Archaeological Journal was first published in 1869, and the Record Series in 1884. The Society also encourages interest in Yorkshire's past and promotes the study of its history through events, lectures and outings.