International Medieval
Society, Paris


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.


Symposium 2019: Time / Le temps

8-10 July 2019 / 8-10 juillet 2019

CENTRE RASPAIL, 54 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris

Keynote Speakers/Invités d'honneur:

Olivier Boulnois (École Pratique des Hautes Études)

Mireille Séguy (Université Paris 8)

James Palmer (University of St Andrews)


Call for Papers FR/EN



Registration in English

Inscription en français

Deadline for registration is 29 June 2019.

La date limite d'inscription est 29 juin 2019.

Please note that payment is due at the time of registration. Payment can be made in Euros, Pounds Sterling, or US dollars via PayPal.   Payment can also be made in cash (in Euros) or cheque (in Euros) when arriving at the symposium. Instructions are contained in the registration forms, linked above.

Please contact us for additional information or to RSVP.
Date Presenter Institution Title
16 Nov College des Bernardins Festival des heures Concert d'ouverture: Ode a l'Annonciation For More Information
6 Dec Andrea Recek University of North Texas Shaping Hagiography Through Liturgy in Medieval Arles: The Apostolic Office for St. Trophime
13 March Hannah Weaver Harvard University Audience as Historian in the Bayeux Tapestry
11 April Sophie Ong Rutgers University Representing Luxruria in French Illuminated Copies of Valerius Maximus's Facta et dicta memorabilia


Title Name Institution(s)
PresidentMary Franklin BrownUniversity of Cambridge
TreasurerRaeleen Chai-Elsholz
SecretaryFanny MadelineCNRS
Vice-SecretaryDanielle JohnsonWells College
Communications DirectorStephen J. Molvarec, SJBoston College
France DirectorEstelle Ingrand-VarenneCNRS/CESCM
Paris DirectorKatherine BakerArkansas State University
Paris DirectorLindsey HansenIndiana University
U.K DirectorVictoria TurnerSaint Andrews, Scotland
Americas DirectorValerie WilhiteUniversity of the Virgin Islands
President emerita, 2016-2017Sarah LongMichigan State University
President emeritus, 2013-2016Julian FührerUniversität Zürich
President emerita, 2002-2013Meredith CohenUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Name Institution(s)
Jennifer LyonsIthaca College
Anna RussakoffAmerican University of Paris
Nancy ThebautUniversity of Chicago
Jeremy ThompsonHerzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel
Name Institution(s)
Agnès Bos Musée du Louvre
Elma Brenner Cambridge University
Emma Campbell University of Warwick
Casey CasebierSaint Mary's College of Maryland
Vincent DebiaisCNRS, CESCM, Poitiers
Xavier Dectot National Museums Scotland
Irène Fabry-TehranchiBritish Library
Justine Firnhaber-Baker Saint Andrews, Scotland
Kristin HoefenerUniversity of Würzburg
Nathalie Le Luell'Université catholique d'Angers
Name Institution(s)
Jeanette Beer Oxford University
D'A. Jonathan Boulton University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Elizabeth A. R. Brown Brooklyn College and The Graduate School, The City University of New York
Dominique Boutet Paris IV-Sorbonne
Keith Busby University of Wisconsin - Madison
Mary Carruthers New York University and All Souls College, Oxford
William Clark The City University of New York
Franck Collard Université de Paris X - Nanterre
Rita Copeland University of Pennsylvania
Paul Crossley Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Michael Davis Mount Holyoke College
Olivier Guyotjeannin École nationale des chartes
Laurence Harf-Lancner (I) Université de Paris II
Dominique Iogna-Prat CNRS & LAMOP
William Chester Jordan Princeton University
Charles Little Metropolitan Museum of Art
Guy Lobrichon Université d'Avignon
Serge Lusignan Université de Montréal & LAMOP
Stephen Murray Columbia University
Michel Pastoureau EHESS & EPHE
Miri Rubin Queen's College, London
Jean-Claude Schmitt EHESS
Patricia Stirnemann Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes
Bonnie Wheeler Southern Methodist University
Name Institution(s)
Raeleen Chai-Elsholz
Meredith Cohen University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Paul Crossley Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Michael Davis Mount Holyoke
Jean-Marc Elsholz Université de Paris - I
Justine Firnhaber-Baker Saint Andrews, Scotland
Aline G. Hornaday University of California - San Diego
Danielle Johnson Wells College
Janet T. Marquardt Eastern Illinois University
Stephen J. Molvarec, SJ Loyola University Chicago
Barbara WatkinsonThe College of William and Mary


Recent Proceedings from our annual Symposia

Title Symposium Editors
L'Humain et l'Animal 2012 Irène Fabry-Tehranchi & Anna Russakoff
Space in the Medieval West 2009 Meredith Cohen & Fanny Madeline
Memory and Commemoration in Medieval Culture 2007 Elma Brenner, Meredith Cohen, & Mary Franklin-Brown
Difference and Identity in Francia and Medieval France 2006 Meredith Cohen and Justine Firnhaber-Baker


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