Foremothers Fund

The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship announces the creation of The Foremothers Fund as a way to honor teachers, mentors, colleagues, and friends who have played an important role, not only in our own lives, but in bringing to light the lives of medieval women. Each year at Kalamazoo we celebrate the work of a recently retired scholar through sessions devoted to her or his interests and a luncheon.

Foremother Honorees:

2018 Chris Africa
2017 Constance Berman
2016 E. Jane Burns
2015 Annemarie Weyl Carr
2014 Helen Damico
2013 Jane Chance
2012 E. Anne Matter
2011 Joan Ferrante
2010 Pamela Sheingorn
2009 Joan Cadden
2008 Susan Mosher Stuard
2006 Mary Martin McLaughlin

Foremothers in Medieval Feminist Publishing: Jerry Singerman and Ruth Karras

Contributions to The Foremothers Fund also support the annual Foremother Fellowship, a monetary and mentoring award given each your to a graduate student. The Foremothers initiative honors those whose work forms the foundation of feminist scholarship today and ensures that our mission is passed on to the next generation of scholars. No gift is too small.

Alternately, checks may be sent to the address below. If your gift honors an individual please send an e-mail to Amy Vines indicating the name of your honoree and whether or not you wish to remain anonymous. (

Dr. Amy Vines
Department of English
University of North Carolina Greensboro
3143 MHRA Building
1111 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412