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Foulk Medieval Studies Scholarship

The Institute invites undergradutes and graduate students to submit applications for our Foulk Medieval Studies Scholarship. One (1) awardee will receive up to $2,500 to further their education over the summer. Uses for the scholarship include research expenses, summer programs, and expenses relationed to attending conferences.

For more information, visit the flyer Here.

Applications are due February 20, 2022.

Ninth Annual Medieval Studies Colloquium

The call for papers for the Ninth Annual Medieval Studies Colloquium “False Dichotomy: Sacred & Secular in the Middle Ages” is now open. The colloquium will take place Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th, 2022, in-person at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. 

The Colloquium is open to Graduate Students only. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to The deadline for submission is: January 31st, 2022.

Helen Damico Memorial Spring Lecture Series

“Medieval Performance,” the 1st Annual Helen Damico Memorial Lecture Series and the 35th Spring Lecture Series hosted by UNM’s Institute for Medieval Studies, will offer a compelling four-day event that will span the fields of theatre, civic spectacle, music, and dance. Please view the flyer here!

Video recordings of lectures can be found on our YouTube channel.

Dr. Jonathan Davis-Secord recently had an article published in the Washington Post

Please click here to read Dr. Jonathan Davis-Secord's article "The Real History of the Anglo-Saxons Undermines Racists' Theories."

A Note from Justine Andrews, New Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies

On July 1, 2020, I became the third director of the UNM Institute for Medieval Studies. Following my extraordinary predecessor, Dr. Timothy Graham, and the dearly-missed, founder and first director, Helen Damico, I look forward to continuing the Institute’s mission of outreach, education and scholarship in the rich heritage of the Middle Ages. In the current, and complicated, time of the COVID-19 crisis, we will continue to support our students and faculty in their scholarship of the Middle Ages. I also aim to find ways to bring interesting new content through new platforms to all of our students, faculty and friends. I hope that everyone stays safe, and that we will be able to see each other again at the next lecture series or event.

Helen Damico, Founder of the Institute for Medieval Studies, Passes Away

It is with great sorrow that we announce that Helen Damico, the inspirational founder of the Institute for Medieval Studies and all UNM’s medieval programs, passed away on Tuesday, April 14 2020. Our medieval community here in New Mexico deeply mourns her passing; we will always honor her memory and her extraordinary achievements.

A number of those who knew Professor Damico have asked if they can make donations to the Institute as a mark of their esteem for her. We greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity. Please see the Support page for more details.