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Welcome to the Haskins Society
An Introduction

The Haskins Society is an international scholarly organization dedicated to the study of the history of the early and central Middle Ages, with special emphases on Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and early Angevin history as well as the many other fields encompassed by the scholarly interests of the American medievalist, Charles Homer Haskins (1870-1937). These traditional fields of interest have expanded over the years via the scholarship of our members, and the Society welcomes new contributions in all related fields. The Society holds its own conference annually in the late Fall at institutions throughout the US, currently at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As an Affiliated Society of the American Historical Association, the Haskins Society organizes sessions at AHA annual meetings. The Society sponsors scholarly sessions at the International Congress of Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan in early May of each year. The Haskins Society also cooperates closely with the Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies in the United Kingdom and co-sponsors panels at the Leeds International Medieval Congress each summer.

The Society publishes an annual journal, The Haskins Society Journal, with Boydell & Brewer, Ltd. and sponsors the Bethell Prize, an annual essay prize for the best submission during the calendar year by a junior scholar. The prize was created in memory of Denis Bethell, an accomplished scholar whose untimely death deprived us of an important colleague.

The Society is particularly committed to supporting young scholars and, to this end, welcomes graduate student contributors to its conferences and journal and also supports their attendance through subventions of the Keefe Fund, which was created in honor and memory of Thomas Keefe, a scholar of the Anglo-Norman world who died much too young.

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