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Forum for National Associations

CARMEN has a ‘Forum for National Associations’ which provides a conduit for communication between members of national associations of professional medievalists and the activities of CARMEN. Representatives from these organisations meet at the Annual Meeting of CARMEN and one of their number serves on the Executive Committee of CARMEN. For the period 2009-2012, this is Flocel Sabaté Curull from the Sociedad Española de Estudios Medievales.

The remit and mission of the Forum includes

  • disseminating information about CARMEN to individual members of the national associations
  • representing medievalists from small institutions who are unable to attend CARMEN themselves
  • inviting other national associations to participate in CARMEN
  • reporting to the Executive Committee on issues of general concern
  • taking its own action, particularly in relation to lobbying and promoting the discipline to national and international funding bodies
  • other functions, as agreed with the Executive Committee.

The National Associations who are currently active within CARMEN are

  1. Associacao Brasileria de Estudos Medievais (ABREM)
  2. Australian & New Zealand Association for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS)
  3. The Canadian Society of Medievalists / La Société canadienne des médiévistes (CSM/SCM)
  4. Chinese Network of Medievalists
  5. Commitee on Centers and Regional Associations (CARA)
  6. Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI)
  7. Mediävistenverband
  8. Medieval Academy of America
  9. Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek (Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies)
  10. Sociedad Argentina de Estudios Medievales (SAEMED)
  11. Sociedad Española de Estudios Medievales (SEEM)
  12. Sociedad Chilena de Estudios Medievales (SOCHEMED)
  13. Sociedade Portuguesa de Estudios Medievais (SPEM)
  14. Société des Historiens Médiévistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur Public (SHMESP)
  15. Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)

CARMEN expects to welcome a number of new national associations to its next Annual Meeting. If you wish to take part in this meeting or to know more about the activities and role of the Forum for National Associations please contact the convenor of FNA (see the contacts section).