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 2017: Evil / Le Mal

29 June - 1 July, Paris

Call for Papers (en Français)

Abstracts due 5 November 2016

For more information or to submit an abstract, please write:

The International Medieval Society has organized in collaboration with several universities and learned societies three interdisciplinary workshops in medieval studies.

Thanks to the support of the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature-Medium Aevum, we are able to help with the funding of the travel expenses for two UK postgraduate students (the papers will be given in French). If you would like to apply to these travel grants worth £125 each, please email with a CV including the name of two referees, highlighting the selected workshop and providing a short justification for support.

The workshops are free, but registration is needed with fanny.madeline[at] For more practical information and reports on previous workshops, see

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