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 2014:

Charlemagne After Charlemagne
Charlemagne après Charlemagne

26-28 June, Paris

(En français)

Call for Papers
(En français)

Deadline for Proposals:  10 February 2014

Keynote Speaker: 

Dominique Boutet (Paris 8)

Apéritifs 2013-2014

10 October: Orientation
Anna Russakoff (American University Paris)

14 November:The Codicology and Construction of a Cartulary
Heather Wacha (University of Iowa)

12 December: 
There and Back Again: The Middle English Breton Lays, a Journey through Uncertainties
Claire Vial (Paris 3)

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

The first IMS-Paris Symposium book is available for purchase!
Difference and Identity in Francia and Medieval France,
ed. Meredith Cohen and Justine Firnhaber-Baker (Aldershot: Ashgate, August 2010).

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Recent Events

Symposium 2013: Color/La couleur
27-29 June, Paris

Symposium 2012: Human/Animal

28 June-30 June, Paris


Symposium 2011: Ordo
30 June-2 July, Paris

Past Symposia