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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Call for Applicants (PhD): two positions of Graduate Fellowship and one Scholarship

The DFG Research Training Group 1878 of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne on the topic of ‘Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies’ invites applications for two positions of Graduate Fellowship leading to a Ph.D. and one Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Bonn to begin on April 1st, 2017. Applications are welcome in all subjects of the Research Training Group in Bonn. Applications for the fields of Egyptology, Historical Geography and Islamic Archaeology are particularly desirable. The positions/fellowship are for 3 years. The well-supported salary will be according to the official German classification group TV-L 13 (for detailed information please see our website: http://www.wirtschaftsarchaeologie.de/en/call-for-applicants-2/). The Ph.D. scholarship is 1.468 EUR per month. The RTG studies economic systems and economic spaces of pre-modern societies in terms of their structure, efficiency and dynamics (genesis, transformation processes through to a potential dissolution) as well as to analyse them in interaction with their respective physical geographical, political, societal, religious and cultural conditions. Dissertations will be focussed along three broad lines of research, ‘Economic Networks’, ‘Settlement Centres and Their Environs’ and ‘Religious Institutions and Households as Economic Units’. More detailed information can be found at: www.wirtschaftsarchaeologie.de/en The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer. Inquiries in German or English can be sent to RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz (*protected email*) and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann (*protected...

The Medieval Academy of America – Two-year Postdoctoral Editorial Fellowship at Speculum

  Applications are now being accepted for a two-year Postdoctoral Editorial Fellowship at Speculum, the journal of the Medieval Academy of America. The Speculum fellowship represents a significant fulfillment of one aspect of the Medieval Academy’s continuing efforts to recognize and support extraordinary medievalists in the early stages of their careers. We believe that after the fellowship tenure, the Speculum fellow will be a more experienced scholar and editor and will be an exceptionally attractive candidate for academic positions, as well as for significant publishing and editorial opportunities. This two-year full-time post at Speculum offers qualified individuals the opportunity to develop as scholars and editors. The term of the award is subject to the Fellow’s acceptable performance of the duties required, as determined by the Editor of Speculum. Fellows will receive: $43,000 annual stipend Health benefits Special Borrower’s privileges at Widener Library, Harvard University Limited travel funds Fellows are expected to: Continue to develop research program 1 day/ week. Assume responsibilities for a particular set of editorial tasks at Speculum. These tasks will include, but are not limited to: liaising with book review editors; contacting reviewers; checking citations for accepted articles; proofreading reviews, Brief Notices, Books Received, and Tables of Contents, and entering corrections; proofing full issues of Speculum Participate in the cultural life of medieval studies in the Boston area. Reside in the Boston area during the fellowship period. Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements and demonstrate the following qualifications: PhD in some field of medieval studies completed before the end of spring term, 2017, but no earlier than January 1, 2011 Attention to detail and evidence of a high level of scholarly precision, particularly with regards to bibliographic detail Strong...

«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...


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