Our Mission:

The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship 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 exchange at all levels of higher education across the world. Members represent every continent and every academic discipline within the arts and humanities.

SMFS members are scholars, teachers, activists and public intellectuals who share their work on these pages, at regular conferences, and in our semi-annual journal, the Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality.

We recognize significant contributions to our field by junior and senior scholars and graduate students, and we support a diverse and inclusive medieval studies.