MEDIUM ÆVUM exists to support and promote research into the cultures and intellectual life of the medieval world, principally through its
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Events sponsored by the Society and organized by its members, & the Society's own events and deadlines
Posted: November 29, 2030
From the Society and its Members
Posted: November 28, 2030
Posted: February 23, 2021
Translation: The 2020 Oxford Medieval Grad. Conf.
29th-30 Sep. Register Now, via Zoom
Posted: September 14, 2020
2020 Medium Ævum Essay Prize
The Race is On!
Posted: September 6, 2020
Dark Archives 20/20: Registration Open, & Polonsky Blogging Prize
Online, 8th-10th September

Registration Now Open, and all details, at We are delighted to announce that the newly created #PolonskyGerman #BloggingMSS Prize for this year is to be awarded at Dark Archives 20/20, following a session showcasing shortlisted entries and by popular vote! 

Posted: August 4, 2020
Out Now: Medium Ævum Vol. 89, No. 1 (2020)

The latest issue (MÆ 89.1) includes the following articles:

Anne Mouron

The heart of a princess: De doctrina cordis and two texts for Margaret of York

Ashley Powers

Pejorative pedagogy: structuring social hierarchies through profane language in the Manière de langage of 1396

Brian McMahon

Remembrance of things to come: memory and prophecy in Old Norse literature

David Gura

New Manuscript Evidence for Adenet le Roi’s Berte as grans piés

John C. Ford

Land tenure In The Tale of Gamelyn

Julie Singer

Christine de Pizan’s ‘doulce nourriture’

Stephen Parkinson

The Blessed Virgin cheats at dice: Cantiga 214 and the Alfonsine Miracle Kitchen

Posted: June 8, 2020
CANCELLED: Barry Windeatt: The Raising of Lazarus in Medieval English Culture
Due to COVID-19, we are sorry to announce that the 2020 MÆ Lecture & General Meeting will not go ahead as scheduled.
Posted: February 7, 2020
Pfaff at 50: 2-day MAE Joint Conference
Posted: February 1, 2020
Out Now: Medium Ævum Monographs, NS 36
Leslie Brook (ed.), Jeun de Meun's Translation of the Letters of Abelard and Heloise
Posted: January 7, 2020
2nd Edn Out Now: Medium Ævum Monographs, NS 23
David Macnab (ed.), A Sporting Lexicon of the Fifteenth Century
Posted: January 7, 2020
On Sat. 27th April, David d'Avray delivers the 2019 Lecture - How to explain the Medieval Papacy
Arts Bldg, Birmingham Uni, at 4.45pm. Free & Open to All. Followed by Drinks.

Posted: April 16, 2019
*Registration Open*
Posted: September 14, 2018
Dame Jinty Nelson, 'Writing the Life of Charlemagne' - The 2018 MÆ Annual Lecture
Dame Jinty Nelson, 'Writing the Life of Charlemagne' - 2018 MÆ Annual Lecture
Posted: July 4, 2018
Posted: March 29, 2018
AHRC CHASE Collaborative Doctoral Award
Posted: March 29, 2018
LASS 2018
Posted: January 31, 2018
Posted: November 16, 2017
Posted: November 15, 2017

Conference Programme now published for Ovid Across Europe

Posted: August 31, 2017
Posted: August 1, 2017
Posted: May 5, 2017
Prof. David d'Avray's Plenary Lecture at Time, the 2017 Oxford Medieval Grad. Conf.
Posted: April 27, 2017
Posted: March 22, 2017
Prof. Helen Cooper: Plenary Address to Wonder, The 2016 Oxford Medieval Grad. Conf.
Posted: April 29, 2016
Prof. Paul Binski's Plenary Address to Colour, the 2015 Oxford Medieval Grad. Conf.
Posted: April 23, 2015
MÆ On Twitter (@medium_aevum)

Monday 02 November, 2020

12:51pm    RT @MedFrenchOx: Tomorrow! Online colloquium to mark the publication of Alastair Minnis, Hellish Imaginations from Augustine to Dante: An E…
12:51pm    RT @mthr_jo: The most challenging of Mechthild of Magdeburg's 'five new saints', from a modern perspective *flashes back to the thesis* htt…
12:51pm    RT @mthr_jo: The most challenging of Mechthild of Magdeburg's 'five new saints', from a modern perspective *flashes back to the thesis* htt…
12:50pm    RT @stacvos: Med-Ren friends, I’m writing a piece on pedagogy and the medieval book. Do you teach undergraduates (including non-majors) abo…
11:53am    This Thursday, at 4pm GMT, via Zoom! Register for Free at: An e-book of the text will be provided to registrants. Hard copies are available to purchase at (this and all MÆ monographs are half list price for Society members).
11:28am    RT @HLaehnemann: Thx so much to all #Reformazing relay-readers, @emmahuber @acburgar @thosbecceham @MayBe_von_Wiech, colleagues @UniofOxfor

Wednesday 28 October, 2020

3:12pm    RT @DE_Sawyer: Two reminders of @Medium_Aevum opportunities: i. research bursaries, inc. for imaging from libraries while you can't travel…

Friday 23 October, 2020

9:26am    RT @bswbarootes: @SKayLawton @SJLahey The @Medium_Aevum travel bursary is doing just that.
9:26am    RT @SKayLawton: You want to know what'd be an amazing change during these time of Covid? Allow scholars to convert "travel" grants for arch…
9:26am    RT @suz_paul: This was a great online conference - highly recommended...


Posted: November 10, 1971