• October 24, 2018 4:21 PM | Steven Isaac (Administrator)

    The Haskins Society is co-sponsoring a conference with the John Rylands Research Institute, which will be held at the John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK, 28-29 June 2019. The conference theme is "Gender, Memory, and Documentary Culture, 900-1200." The call for papers is now available here on the Haskins Website, and anyone wanting further information can contact the organizers, Laura Gathagan or Charles Insley.

  • April 11, 2018 4:40 PM | Steven Isaac (Administrator)

    As ever, the Haskins Society will be on hand at the (53rd) International Congress on Medieval Studies, 10-13 May 2018.  Besides our sponsorship of a panel (#328 New Voices in Medieval History), individual members are presenting across a bevy of other sessions, covering themes in diplomatic and political history, gender, urban history, the digital Middle Ages, sermons, the espiscopate, and yes, charters!

  • August 30, 2017 3:55 PM | Steven Isaac (Administrator)

    Registration is open for the 36th International Conference of the Haskins Society (3-5 November), plus links are active to Conference Lodgings, the 2017 program, and local info around the UNC campus.  Register before 20 October for the conference discount.

  • August 15, 2017 4:37 PM | Steven Isaac (Administrator)

    Popular demand has been asking that more of Morillo's cartoons be put back in circulation. Decrepit old disk drives have been cracked open by IT magic, and lo, we've doubled the number of offenses against good taste that make Morillo gleeful.  Please enjoy these flashbacks to the Anglo-Norman Anonymous.

  • October 24, 2016 3:58 PM | Steven Isaac (Administrator)

    The Haskins Society has learned--with sadness for ourselves and pleasure for him--that Prof. Richard Abels (who needs no introduction in these circles!) plans to retire at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.  The US Naval Academy has begun advertising the post, and Dr. Abels asked that we help the effort by posting the announcement here as well.

    From the ad: "The History Department at the United States Naval Academy is seeking applicants to fill tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in Medieval and Early Modern European History beginning August 2017. USNA is a service academy and top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research.

    "Successful candidates will be expected to teach the first half of the Naval Academy’s core comparative civilization sequences, as well as upper level courses in their areas of specialty. The teaching load is 3-3 with small section sizes and two to three preps a year."

    The full advertisement, including minimum requirements and the steps for how to apply are at the USNA's website:

  • 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

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