Since 1932, the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature has existed 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 leading international journal, Medium Ævum, and its Monograph Series.

its sponsorship of research bursaries, conferences, and the annual Medium Ævum Essay Prize.

The Society is a registered charity (reg. no.: 1130022). It is governed by its constitution and run by its Executive Committee.


The Board of Trustees currently comprises:

President Jane H.M. Taylor
Vice-Presidents Jane Roberts
Sethina Watson

Executive Committee Members

Aisling Byrne
Andrew Dunning
John Hines
Julia Walworth
Lesley Smith (Hon. Treasurer)
Managing Editor, Medium Ævum David Rundle

Editors, Medium Ævum

Corinne J. Saunders
Sylvia Huot
Stephen Mossman

Editor, Medium Ævum Monographs Anthony Lappin

Officers to the Committee (non-Trustees) and other Team Members:

Executive Officers

Lucy Bayley (Finance)

Hannah Ryley (Communications and Editorial Liaison)

The Society has adopted a Conflict of Interest Policy which, in the interests of transparency, is also downloadable.

Paris: Old Testament Miniature (1420s); the Tower of Babel. Courtesy of The Morgan Picture Bible.