How your gift does so much and reaches so many!

For Students

  • Enables students from many ASU colleges to study abroad
  • Conduct independent research
  • Participate actively in the global scholarly communities
  • Introduces students to the achievements of the pre-modern world
  • Trains the next rising generation of scholars, teachers, researchers and communicators of the future.
  • Supports the Undergraduate Conference where undergraduate students have the unique opportunity to meet and present their research to noted scholars in the field
  • Enables graduate level students to attend the annual ACMRS Conference which attracts scholars from all over the world and gives them an opportunity to learn and to present in front of this renowned group of scholars
  • ACMRS sponsors summer study programs at Oxford University and Monash University-Prato Centre in Prato, Italy
  • Attend ACMRS receptions where they are able to meet students from several other colleges and talk informally with their peers, with faculty and scholars
  • Compete for the annual book award to an outstanding undergraduate pursuing advanced study in the Middle Ages or Renaissance – the fully funded travel award
  • Employment in publications and bibliography projects
  • Reading groups and research groups with peers led by faculty
  • It allows us to bring leading scholars to ASU to present lectures and seminars and to meet with our students informally, over lunch and at receptions.

For Scholars

  • From around the globe, to continue publishing their books through ACMRS. Our publications support research and teaching which reach a large and ever-increasing number of people who read and benefit from this accessible research
  • A faculty fellows program
  • A Visiting Professorship
  • Supports the Distinguished Lectures series – series of ad hoc lectures, concerts, art exhibits and scholarly symposia
  • Most importantly, your gift enables affiliated faculty to continue teaching the scholars of the future.

For Our Community

  • The Distinguished Lecturer series is available to the general public as well as students and other scholars
  • Children from our area visit our center on the Tempe campus to experience first-hand what they see in their textbooks. They are able to operate and see a catapult in action, put on actual chain mail, learn basic calligraphy using an actual quill pen, view samples of illuminated manuscripts, tapestries, medieval books, medieval dresses, make their own pomanders (small bags filled with potpourri to protect against the plague, diseases, and evils), and be “knighted” and take the oath of chivalry. All at no charge to the students or schools.
  • ACMRS Public Programs series creates a bridge between the scholars and the public brining information and research about the Middle Ages to the community.
  • FEARLESS FEMALES: AUDACIOUS AND FEISTY WOMEN OF THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE: An immensely popular program that highlights women of the Middle Ages and Renaissance who refused to be silenced by society, convention and regulations of their times to succeed in finding their own paths. Not only does this program explore those feisty women in Europe, but extends to areas seldom discussed – China, Latin America and beyond. Each presentation is led by a noted scholar in the field HOWEVER, is tailored for the general audience. These presentations are for those of us who crave more knowledge about this incredible era but are not academics or scholars. Attendees are invited and encouraged to ask questions of the scholar and able to mix and mingle with those who are similarly interested in this time period. For more information and future presentations, please visit our Public Programs page
  • BAGWYN BOOKS: A new imprint of ACMRS to publish historical fiction centered in the medieval and Renaissance periods. Bagwyn Books is dedicated to publishing well-researched historical fiction novels for young adults (ages 14+) to adult readers. SUBMISSIONS WELCOMED. Bagwyn Books invites the submission of proposals for book-length fiction manuscripts from new, emerging, and established authors. Consideration will only be given to works centering on or connected to the medieval and Renaissance periods (400 C.E. to 1700 C.E.). Please see submission guidelines for additional information.