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  • January 05, 2016 3:21 PM | Steven Isaac (Administrator)

    The Medieval Academy of America has announced that Nicholas Paul's first book, To Follow in their Footsteps: The Crusades and Family Memory in the High Middle Ages is one of the 2016 winners of the John Nicholas Brown Prize.  In selecting Paul's work, the MAA described the study as offering "an original investigation into collective memory in the first crusading century.  Paul draws upon widely-ranging sources (texts and material objects) in family history, anthropology, literary theory and sociology to illuminate the historical context and dynastic narratives of the Crusades.  His conclusion about the failure of Henry II of England and Alfonso II of Aragon 'to take the cross' brings the study to a well-defined and compelling conclusion."

    The MAA's website notes that "The John Nicholas Brown Prize, established by the Medieval Academy of America in 1978, is awarded annually for a first book or monograph on a medieval subject judged by the selection committee to be of outstanding quality."

    The Haskins Society salutes Nicholas Paul's achievement! It mirrors his outstanding contributions to the society's council and participation in the annual conference.

  • May 08, 2015 10:52 PM | Steven Isaac (Administrator)

    This interdisciplinary conference (18-19 Sept 2015) aims to foster new avenues and interpretations of elite women and power in the high medieval period, c. 11oo-c. 1400 to move the field "beyond exceptionalism."

    Guest Speakers will be: Miriam Shadis (Ohio University) & Theresa Earenfight (Seattle

    For further details, including the full program and registration information, see the Conference Page , or contact Heather Tanner.
  • November 04, 2014 1:04 PM | Steven Isaac (Administrator)

    In her guise as Secretary of the R. Allen Brown Memorial Trust, Caroline Palmer informs us that the 2015 competition for the Marjorie Chibnall Essay Prize has opened.  Doctoral students or very recent PhDs are encouraged to submit an unpublished scholarly paper for consideration.  The paper must be focused on the Anglo-Norman world and demonstrate original research.  The winning paper will be accorded a place at the 2015 Battle Confererence (and publication in Anglo-Norman Studies) and the author will receive "reasonable travel expenses" to attend the conference.

    The paper should be written in English, between 6,000 to 7,000 words in length (excluding footnotes), and follow the usual scholarly conventions of Anglo-Norman Studies. It should be emailed to the following address:; the file should be named using the protocol of (candidate’s) lastname_firstname.mcp2015.

    The deadline for submissions has been extended to 2 March 2015, with the prize winner announced in April 2015.  For more information on submission criteria and related rules, see the full prize announcement here.

  • October 22, 2014 2:27 PM | Steven Isaac (Administrator)

    The editors of the Haskins Society Journal and Boydell & Brewer are pleased to announce that the 25th edition of the journal is now available. Further information on the volume is available at the Boydell website.  Many of the society's traditional fields of research are featured, including studies of kingship, charters, historiographical developments both modern and medieval, plus Vikings, women in warfare, and Gerald of Wales. Volume 25 covers the 2012 Annual Conference, plus Haskins-sponsored sessions at Kalamazoo and Leeds.

  • October 16, 2014 3:55 PM | Steven Isaac (Administrator)

    The Second Annual American Conference on Medieval Archaeology is being held at SUNY Cortland this Saturday, 18 October.  Sponsored by the Dept. of Sociology-Anthropology, the conference's schedule indicates a number of topics of likely interest to Haskins Society members: reports on digs in England and Ireland, the culture of food, Viking swords and ships, Anglo-Saxon iron-working, and slightly further afield, Byzantine and Crusading topics.  The final schedule is here at the Haskins website, and further information on registration and directions can be found at Scott Stull's pages on

  • August 27, 2014 12:53 PM | William North (Administrator)

    The 33rd Annual Conference of the Haskins Society will be held at Carleton College in Northfield, MN on 7-9 November 2014. The Conference Program is now available here and online registration can be found here.  We look forward to seeing you in November!

  • March 18, 2014 11:58 AM | William North (Administrator)

    The topics of the essays it contains range from the curious place of Francia in the historiography of medieval Europe to strategies of royal land distribution in tenth-century Anglo-Saxon England to the representation of men and masculinity in the works of Anglo-Norman historians. Essays on the place of polemical literature in Frutolf of Michelsberg's Chronicle, exploration of the relationship between chivalry and crusading in Baudry of Bourgeuil's History, and Cosmas of Prague's manipulation of historical memory in the service of ecclesiastical privilege and priority each extend the volume's engagement with medieval historiography, employing rich continental examples to do so. Investigations of comital personnel in Anjou and Henry II's management of royal forests and his foresters shed new light on the evolving nature of secular governance in the twelfth centuries and challenge and refine important aspects of our view of medieval rule in this period. The volume ends with a wide-ranging reflection on the continuing importance of the art object itself in medieval history and visual studies.

  • October 22, 2013 3:20 PM | Steven Isaac (Administrator)
    An updated Membership Form is now available to download.  We remind everyone that membership in the Society now coincides with the calendar year.  Complete instructions for membership renewal are on the form, along with contact information for the relevant treasurer in the US, the UK, or Japan.
  • October 14, 2013 12:56 PM | Steven Isaac (Administrator)
    Angela Boyd, an associate consultant with Oxford Archaeology, gave a gripping (and at times, almost too vivid) talk at the 2012 Haskins Conference.  Our colleagues over at have given her presentation a spotlight on their website. Be sure to scroll down and check out the video feeds that Peter Konieczny has included.
  • July 22, 2013 6:30 PM | Steven Isaac (Administrator)
    As you can see, the Haskins Society is anything but dead! We are re-launching our website in its entirety with both new content, but more importantly, more functionality and interactivity.  Stay tuned for more updates, because they are coming!
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