Giving Tuesday: Medieval Academy of America Annual Fund

Medieval Academy of America
2020 Annual Fund

Dear colleagues,

We have all faced difficult challenges in 2020. Many of us are dealing with health issues, financial precarity, a shallow job market, or loss of travel and research funds. The move to online presentation, research, and pedagogy has been difficult and complex, but medievalists have met those challenges with their usual creativity, resilience, and innovation. The landscape of Medieval Studies is more dynamic than ever, rich with the voices of scholars of all identities, disciplines, and areas of specialty. As the largest organization of medievalists in the world, the Medieval Academy of America has responded to the challenges of 2020 with public advocacy, expanded programming, and increased support of our members.

In 2020, we disbursed nearly $100,000 in support for student, contingent, and unaffiliated scholars. But our work is only possible when our community of supporters comes together to drive our mission forward. On this Giving Tuesday, we hope you will partner with the Medieval Academy of America to continue and expand our work through your 2020 end-of-year giving.

Your donation to the Medieval Academy of America matters. Thanks to your generosity this year, we were able to avoid a financial loss at the Annual Meeting. One member’s extraordinary gift paid the membership dues for nearly half of our members. Another funded honoraria for presenters in our webinar series. Your donation supports the critical work that is at the heart of our mission. Many of our members receive little to no institutional support, and donations from supporters like you enable us to expand funding and programming for contingent faculty, scholars working beyond academia, students, and junior scholars, with travel grants, research funding, and publication subsidies.

With your help, we will be able to continue our work in 2021 and beyond, strengthening Medieval Studies and supporting medievalists in North America and around the world. Please make a donation today.

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, President
Lisa Fagin Davis, Executive Director

p.s. If you have already made a donation, please accept our thanks for your support!

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