Many Medieval Academy members may not be aware of CARMEN (Co-operative for the Advancement of Research through a Medieval European Network), an international initiative modeled on CARA that seeks to bring medievalists together from all over the world to discuss administrative and programmatic issues and successes. All are welcome at CARMEN’s annual meeting, taking place this year in Stirling, Scotland, 12-13 September 2014. Editor of Speculum Sarah Spence and CARA Chair James Murray will be there representing the Medieval Academy. CARMEN’s formal announcement follows:


The Centre for Environmental History and Policy at the University of Stirling has generously offered to host the CARMEN Annual Meeting in 2014. CARMEN looks forward to welcoming you to the meeting which will be held in a special venue in Stirling below the castle – Forth Valley College

To register your attendance at the meeting and for information please contact Claire McIlroy (, ideally before mid-August 2014. You can also write to (in a separate email, please, do not answer directly to this email).

Please note that you are responsible for booking and paying for your own travel and accommodation in Stirling. To assist with the organisation of your visit to Stirling the host institution has prepared a practical document, which includes travel information and accommodation recommendations (see CARMEN website, This information will also be available through a dedicated University of Stirling web page

The overall topic of this year’s meeting is “Heritages”, with a particular focus on the digital ones. We will also be holding Market Place for projects in a usual format.

Useful links and contacts:

Katerina Hornickova
General Secretary
The Worldwide Medieval Network

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