Visit the university's Memorial Library, including its Special Collections, whose holdings include manuscripts and early modern print books.
The Chazen Museum of Art houses not only collections of early art (including devotional objects, carvings, paintings, and sculpture) but also the Kohler Art Library, which contains extensive holdings in art history and visual culture.
Faculty and students also have access to the collections of the Newberry Library in Chicago through our membership in the Newberry Library Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Interested faculty and graduate students desiring funding for research purposes or to attend a seminar or other event at either of these institutions should contact our university’s Consortium Representative (Thomas Dale, firstname.lastname@example.org) with details of the request for funding.
Faculty and students also have access to the collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Interested faculty and graduate students desiring funding for research purposes or to attend a seminar or other event at either of these institutions should contact our university’s Consortium Representative (Thomas Dale, email@example.com) with details of the request for funding.
UW-Madison's Center for Early Modern Studies (CEMS) encourages innovative research and fosters lively debate across a wide range of disciplines with a special focus on the early modern period (14th-18th centuries). The UW-Madison CEMS is an RSA-affiliated organization.
The Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) was created in 2000 to provide an opportunity for musicians, scholars, teachers, and early music enthusiasts to gather and exchange information and ideas about medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music, and to bring acclaimed early music artists to the Midwest to perform in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. There are opportunities for everyone, from those who simply enjoy listening to concerts and lectures to early music scholars, along with performance opportunities for amateurs and professionals.
The Graduate School offers several opportunities for funding travel, academic research and other projects.
The International Center of Medieval Art promotes and supports the study, understanding, and preservation of visual and material cultures produced primarily between ca. 300 CE and ca. 1500 CE in every corner of the medieval world. To this end the ICMA facilitates scholarship and education and sponsors public lectures, conferences, publications, and exhibitions.
The Medieval Academy of America is the largest organization in the United States promoting excellence in the field of medieval studies. It was founded in 1925 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The academy publishes the quarterly journal Speculum, and awards prizes, grants, and fellowships. The Medieval Academy supports research, publication, and teaching in medieval art, archaeology, history, law, literature, music, philosophy, religion, science, social and economic institutions, and all other aspects of the Middle Ages.
The Byzantine Studies Association of North America, Inc. (BSANA) was formed in 2006. It is composed of three parts: the U.S. National Committee for Byzantine Studies (USNCBS), the Canadian Committee of Byzantinists (CCB), and the Byzantine Studies Conference (BSC).
The Byzantine Studies Conference meets in October or November in a different city every year. Approximately 75 papers are presented and discussed in a relaxed but professional atmosphere. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend and may compete for prizes for the best papers.
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