Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Études Mediévales

FIDEM (The International Federation of Institutes for Medieval Studies) is a non-profit organization founded in 1987.

Its main objectives are to support and foster medieval studies in all areas of knowledge through the organization of meetings, the publication of monographs, and the promotion of a diploma aimed at young researchers.

FIDEM associates, whether institutional or individual, are based throughout the world.

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Textes et Études du Moyen Âge (TEMA)

A collection created by FIDEM in 1995 which includes the published proceedings of international congresses and symposia on Medieval Studies, as well as interdisciplinary studies focusing on the intellectual history of the Medieval period. This collection, distributed by Brepols Publishing, comprised over 70 volumes as of 2014.

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Diplôme Européen d’Études Médiévales

The European diploma in Medieval Studies was created in 1991 by the FIDEM. The Diploma is maintained by a group of universities within the ERASMUS programme and is open to students of all nationalities.


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Association des anciens DEEM

International network of former students of the European Diploma in Medieval Studies (DEEM), created in 1991 by the International Federation of Institutes for Medieval Studies (FIDEM). The objective of the network is to encourage contact and promote initiatives among medievalists.

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FIDEM Congress & Annual Meeting

FIDEM promotes and assists in the organization of international congresses and annual meetings dedicated to issues concerning all aspects of the Middle Ages.

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«Sicut scriptum est». La parola scritta e i suoi molteplici valori nel Millennio Medievale

I Dottorandi in Storia Medievale dell’Università degli Studi di Torino sono lieti di comunicare che nei giorni lunedì 5 e martedì 6 dicembre 2016 si terrà, presso l’Università di Torino (via Verdi 8 e 9), il convegno «Sicut scriptum est». La parola scritta e i suoi molteplici valori nel Millennio Medievale, organizzato nell’ambito degli incontri promossi dalla Fondazione «Fondo Ricerca e Talenti» e riservato a dottorandi e giovani ricercatori. Call for papers La scadenza per l’invio delle proposte è fissata al prossimo venerdì 2 settembre. Per qualsiasi richiesta di ulteriori informazioni, problemi o segnalazioni, è possibile contattare il Comitato organizzatore all’indirizzo  *protected...

European Diploma of Mediaeval Studies – Rome, 2015 / 2016 – Notice for Students Applying

The Diploma of Mediaeval Studies entitled Diplôme européen d’étude des sources latines écrites du moyen âge, organised in the framework of the ERASMUS programme, was created at Louvain-la-Neuve in 1991. More than twenty European universities are involved, coordinated by a member of University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy) in cooperation with the Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta (LUMSA, Rome). Applications should be sent by September 15th 2015 either directly online on this site (DEEM Application) or by e-mail to the coordinator of the Diploma, *protected email*. Further info in our main DEEM...

1st Summer School in Medieval Studies “Traveling in the Middle Ages – Portugal and the World”

1st Summer School in Medieval Studies “Traveling in the Middle Ages – Portugal and the World”, à l’ Institut d’ Études Médiévaux (IEM) (FCSH – Nova University of Lisbon). Cours d’été en Études Médiévaux “Voyager au Moyen Age – Portugal et le Monde”, qui sera offert par L’Institut d’Études Médiévaux et se déroulera entre le 13 et le 31 de Juillet 2015, à la Faculté de Sciences Sociales et Humaines de L’Université Nova de Lisbonne. Le cours sera offert en anglais et il contiendra un module de voyages d’étude au Portugal medieval (“Exploring medieval sites”). Plus de détails pourront être consultes à notre website...

Doctoral Student Position, University of Helsinki

The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies (http://www.helsinki.fi/phca/) belongs to the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, and has a strong profile in the multidisciplinary research and teaching of the humanities. Department’s project Rationality in Perception: Transformations of Mind and Cognition 1250-1550 invites applications for the position of DOCTORAL STUDENT for a fixed term from November 1st, 2015 to October 31st, 2019. (https://university.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions) The project aims to investigate late medieval theories of mind and cognition focusing on the relation between intellect and the senses, the activity of perception, and the development of a model of cognition that is characterized by the incremental reduction of all psychological function to the mind. Candidates are expected to conduct research on the above-mentioned research project, namely by writing a dissertation on a topic related to late medieval theories of perception, especially within the Augustinian tradition. The exact topic is to be agreed upon by the selected applicant and the supervisor, who will be the project’s director (co-supervision is possible and in fact recommended). Working knowledge of Latin and medieval philosophy are obligatory requirements, and skills in reading and editing manuscripts considered an advantage. In addition to research, the successful applicant is also expected to take on some management tasks, such as maintaining the project’s website. The candidate should have a good command of the English language. The salary will be based on levels 2-4 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. There is a four-month trial...


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