The International Society for the Study of Medievalism is an academic organization meant to promote the interdisciplinary study of the popular and scholarly reception of the Middle Ages in postmedieval times. The society is based on the work and studies of Leslie J. Workman (1927–2001), the founder of the academic study of medievalism in the English-speaking world. The society promotes innovative and inclusive interdisciplinary scholarship.
The society maintains a peer-reviewed journal, Studies in Medievalism, an online journal for shorter articles and proceedings (The Year’s Work in Medievalism), and a review journal, Medievally Speaking. We also organize annual conference sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University and the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, and an annual international conference. This year’s Georgia Tech conference is ISSM’s 34th.
local conference program committee
Andrew Eichel, Center for Academic Success, Georgia Tech
Allen Fromherz, History/Middle East Studies Center, Georgia State University
Jonathan Good, History, Reinhardt University
Leah Haught, English, University of West Georgia
Dina Khapaeva, Modern Languages, Georgia Tech
Nikolay Koposov, Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Emory University
Robert J Meyer-Lee, English, Agnes Scott College
Carol Senf, Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech
The Georgia Medievalists’ Group is hosting its fall meeting together with the ISSM’s 34th conference. The GMG is a group of professional and student medievalists of all disciplines that meets twice a year in various places around the state. If you are interested in giving a paper or hosting a future meeting, contact Jonathan Good (Reinhardt University) or Wendy Turner (Georgia Regents University).