SMFS promotes the study of the Patristic Age, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern era from the perspective of gender studies, women's studies, and feminist studies. It actively promotes and supports interdisciplinary exchanges at all levels of higher education across the world. Members represent every continent and every academic discipline within the arts & humanities.
Kalamazoo and Leeds SMFS Merchandise now available!
2017 Foremothers Society Honors Constance H. Berman
new travel award: Trans* Travel Fund
2017 Prize for the Best Article of Feminist Scholarship on the Middle Ages
SFMS Graduate Student Essay Contest 2017 is Open

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"And in defense of our united (but not necessarily unified) interests as queers, as medievalists, as proponents of queer scholarship, as humanities researchers, as advocates of higher education, and as supporters of academic freedom, we say to those who would eliminate us: Don't touch me." (Carolyn Dinshaw, "Margery Kempe Answers Back", Getting Medieval [1999])