Medieval Academy of America

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The Medieval Academy of America, MAA (spelled Mediaeval until c. 1980)[1] is the largest organization in the United States promoting excellence in the field of medieval studies. It was founded in 1925 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The academy publishes the quarterly journal Speculum, and awards prizes, grants, and fellowships such as the Haskins Medal, which is named for Charles Homer Haskins, one of the Academy's founders and its second president.[2]

The Academy supports research, publication and teaching in medieval art, archaeology, history, law, literature, music, philosophy, religion, science, social and economic institutions, and all other aspects of the Middle Ages.

As of 2017, the Academy's president was John Van Engen;[3] the executive director is Lisa Fagin Davis.[4]


  1. ^ "By-Laws". The Medieval Academy of America. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 1. The name by which the Corporation shall be known is The Mediaeval Academy of America doing business as The Medieval Academy of America.
  2. ^ Charles Homer Haskins at website of the American Council of Learned Societies. Accessed 15 December 2016
  3. ^ "Officers". The Medieval Academy of America. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  4. ^ Davis, Lisa Fagin. "About Lisa Fagin Davis". Manuscript Road Trip. Retrieved 15 June 2015.

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