International Medieval Society, Paris
        Société Internationale des Médiévistes, Paris

        Association fondée sur la Loi du 1er juillet 1901
A 501(3)(c) non-profit incorporated in the USA
Affiliated with Laboratoire de médiévistique occidentale de Paris (LAMOP) - Paris I (Panthéon Sorbonne)

About the Society

The International Medieval Society-Paris is a non-profit association that welcomes international scholars of the Middle Ages in France and promotes international exchange with French colleagues. To this end, the IMS organizes monthly apéritifs in which scholars present their research projects for discussion as well as an annual three-day international symposium on a designated theme every June. Founded in 2003, the IMS has quickly grown both in size and in scope as it now counts art and architectural historians, historians, musicologists, and literary scholars from ten different countries among its members. In 2009, the IMS became officially affiliated with the Laboratoire de médiévistique occidentale de Paris (LAMOP) of Paris I-Sorbonne. The International Medieval Society-Paris is a cooperative association that relies on the participation of its members to realize its goals.


Upcoming Events

Symposium 2015:  Cities/Les Villes
25 June - 27 June, Paris

Call for Papers (en Français)

Poster (en Français)

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:  30 January 2015

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Aperitifs 2014-2015

25 September:

Anna Russakoff (American University of Paris): orientation to research facilities in Paris.

7 October:

Fuensanta Murcia Nicolás (Universidad de Murcia, Spain) will speak in French about the images of the miracles of the Virgin in the illuminated manuscripts of Gautier de Coinci.

6 November

Leo Carruthers (Université Paris-Sorbonne - Paris 4):
Researching the Hobbit and Tolkien

11 December

Kristin Hoefener (Universität Würzburg):
The Evolution of the Cult of St. Ursula

Leo Carruthers
Please contact us for further details concerning
location, times, membership, etc.

IMS Paris Symposium books are available for purchase!

Difference and Identity in Francia and Medieval France,
(Selected Papers of the 2006 Symposium)
edited by Meredith Cohen and Justine Firnhaber-Baker.

Memory and Commemoration in Medieval Culture
(Selected Papers of the 2007 Symposium)
edited by Elma Brenner, Meredith Cohen, & Mary Franklin-Brown

Space in the Medieval West
(Selected Papers of the 2009 Symposium)
edited by Meredith Cohen & Fanny Madeline

L'Humain et l'Animal
(Selected Papers of the 2012 Symposium)
edited by Irène Fabry-Tehranchi & Anna Russakoff

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Recent Symposia

Symposium 2014:
Charlemagne After Charlemagne
Charlemagne après Charlemagne

26-28 June, Paris

Symposium 2013: Color/La couleur

27-29 June, Paris


Symposium 2012: Human/Animal

28 June-30 June, Paris


Past Symposia