To the Members of the Medieval Academy,
The end of the year is now quickly approaching, and we encourage you to renew your membership in the Medieval Academy for 2014 as soon as possible. If you have not already paid your 2014 membership dues, please do so by 31 December 2013. Remember to take advantage of the reduced subscriptions to several online bibliographies and the ACLS Humanities E-Book Library that are available to Medieval Academy members.
We are pleased to report that in 2013, with your contribution, the Academy increased its support of members, especially graduate students, through the numerous awards and fellowships offered annually. Funds awarded to graduate students topped $100,000 this year, and we are poised to do even more in 2014. The Academy will also be able to give increased support to the efforts of its numerous volunteer committees that are responsible for so much of the work of the Academy, from the Speculum boards to the many awards committees, from the Committee on Centers and Regional Associations (CARA) to the Graduate Student Committee. We are doing all this while continuing to streamline administrative functions and expand digital offerings.
Since the Medieval Academy is a membership organization not affiliated with any other institution, we rely upon the income received annually from member dues to maintain our program of publications, awards, grants, and conferences.
You can now pay your dues through the robust and expanded MAA website. You will need to sign in with your username and password to renew online. If you have forgotten either, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The dues and donations categories are outlined on the website with links you can follow for further explanation. If you have already renewed, thank you. If you are a Corresponding Fellow, an Honorary Life Member, or a Life Member, no dues are payable, but we hope that you will consider making a gift to the Academy here. We encourage all members to consider supplementing their membership by becoming a Sustaining or Contributing member or by remembering the Academy with a bequest as part of our Legacy Society.
If you prefer to renew by mail, our traditional paper membership form can be printed here.
With a healthy fiscal outlook, increased digital offerings, and expanded services, the Medieval Academy has more to offer members than ever before. We sincerely hope that you will renew soon and continue your valued membership in the Academy. We look forward to working with you in developing the future of the Medieval Academy of America and of medieval studies in North America and beyond.
Richard Unger, President
Lisa Fagin Davis, Acting Executive Director