• Announcements

    The SMFS Best Article Prize Is Now Open For Submissions!

    We are pleased to announce the call for nominations and submissions for the 2019 SMFS Best Article of Medieval Feminist Scholarship Prize. Articles published in calendar years 2017 and 2018 will be considered for this prize. Articles submitted for this prize will be assessed on both scholarly merit and relevance to the remit of SMFS. Topics are open, including issues regarding women, gender, trans* studies, feminist approaches and theory, and intersectionality. Range of study must, however, focus on the medieval period (ca. 500 to 1500). Deadline for submissions is 1 December 2018. Announcement of prizewinner will occur in late February/early March. Please send all submissions electronically (via email), in an…

  • Announcements

    Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship 2018 Graduate Student Essay Contest

    The SMFS Graduate Student Essay Competition is now open. This competition is open to all currently-enrolled graduate students, including those who will complete their degree in the current year. Papers submitted for consideration should be polished, original scholarly work and may cover any aspect of medieval studies that focuses on issues of women, gender, and/or sexuality. Requirements: Papers should be no longer than 8000 words, not counting foot/endnotes and bibliography. Papers should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (doc OR docx), double-spaced with standard margins, and include a FULL citation apparatusfoot- or endnotes and bibliography, all in Chicago Manual of Style [preferable] or MLA format. Papers that do not conform…

  • Announcements

    Elections Results

    We are pleased to announce the results of this year’s Advisory Board elections, held earlier this month, in which the membership elected a new Vice-President, Treasurer/Membership Coordinator, three regular board members and one graduate student member. These are: Vice President Melissa Ridley Elmes (Lindenwood University) Treasurer / Membership Coordinator Amy Vines (University of North Carolina – Greensboro) Regular Ad Board Members Jonathan Hsy (George Washington University) Bettina Bildhauer (University of St Andrews) Janine Peterson (Marist University) Graduate Student Member Jenny Bledsoe (Emory University) Many congratulations to all those elected! Thanks and gratitude as well to our outgoing board members: Liz Herbert McAvoy (President), Vickie Larsen (Treasurer/Membership), Laura Saetveit Miles, Leah…

  • Announcements

    SMFS Elections: Call For Nominations

    It is time to begin the process of our annual elections for the Advisory Board of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship. Here is a summary of elections-related activity occurring this year: Executive Team departures: –Liz Herbert McAvoy is stepping down after her two years of service as President. Thank you SO much, Liz, for everything you have done on behalf of SMFS. –Linda Mitchell will move into the President’s position from the Vice-Presidency. Yay, Linda! –After serving a term and a renewed term, Vickie Larson has requested that the Treasurer’s position go up for election. Thank you SO much to Vickie for her dedication and service to the society…

  • Announcements

    SMFS AT IMC 2015 (“Kalamazoo”)

    SMFS At Kalamazoo! Below please find important information on SMFS events and activities at the International Medieval Congress, May 13-17, 2015 ANNUAL SMFS KALAMAZOO MENTORING EXCHANGE (DEADLINE: April 15) Graduate students, independent scholars, junior and senior faculty members – anyone at any stage in his/her career is welcome to participate as either mentors or mentees (or both). Please send the following information by April 15 to Katie Keene at kukeene@yahoo.com: 1.Name (First, Last): 2. Institutional affiliation (if any): 3. Current position (or most recent position/degree): 4. Contact information (email and phone): 5. Academic field(s) of interest (i.e. English Literature, History, late-medieval France, manuscript studies, etc): 6. Whether you are interested…

  • Announcements

    Alexandra M. Locking wins 2014 SMFS Graduate Student Essay Prize

    The SMFS Advisory Board is very pleased to announce that this year’s Graduate Student Essay Prize has been awarded to Alexandra M. Locking from the Department of History at  North Carolina – Chapel Hill University for her very fine essay: ‘ “And they shall  be two in one flesh”: The Battle over the Virgin’s Body in The Life of Christina of Markyate’.   The prize is a five-year membership of SMFS and publication in the Society’s journal,  Medieval Feminist Forum, next year. Congratulations to Alexandra!

  • Announcements

    SMFS 2015 Foremother’s Prize

    The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship is now accepting applications for the 2015 Foremother’s Prize for Graduate Students. Funded through the generous gift of royalties from the editors and authors of the Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe (Judith Bennett and Ruth Mazzo Karras, eds.), the grant provides $2,000 for a graduate student to undertake a significant professional development initiative. The winner will be partnered with a senior medieval feminist scholar whose guidance and association can assist her in developing and executing the project. Such projects might include: • Travel to a conference relevant to medieval feminist scholarship, for instance, the annual Gender and Medieval Studies Conference…