MAA News – MAA 2023: Registration is Open!

Join us in Washington DC for the 98th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America. Discounted registration ends on 1 February, so register now!

The Members of the MAA 2023 Organizing Committee, including independent scholars and medievalists from over a dozen area institutions, are pleased to open registration for the 98th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America on February 23-26, 2023 in Washington, DC. The meeting will take place at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Washington with special sessions at the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, The Catholic University of America, and the National Museum of Asian Art. The program draws upon the many resources in the capital region for the study of the Middle Ages in an international context, and features plenaries by Suzanne Conklin Akbari, Verena Krebs, Anne Dunlop, and MAA president Maureen C. Miller. Highlights of the meeting include a curatorial round-table on Global Medieval Art at the National Gallery of Art, the World Premiere of Rejoicing in Broken Pieces, a play about female monastic culture with playwright Allyson Currin in attendance, and a closing reception at the National Museum of Asian Art with curators on site to introduce conference attendees to the collection.

Pre-conference events include two workshops at the Textile Museum’s Avenir Center in Ashburn, Virginia, and a day-long Digital Medieval Studies Institute hosted by NYU’s DC campus (with spots still open in some sessions; more information and application portal here). Additionally, curators at Dumbarton Oaks, the National Gallery of Art, and the Textile Museum will welcome medievalists during three separate pre-conference excursions organized in anticipation of the gathering in Washington, DC.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated (or have a verified medical exemption) and must agree to abide by the Medieval Academy of America’s Professional Behavior Policy. Due to prohibitive financial and logistical constraints, this meeting will be entirely and exclusively in-person. We hope to offer a hybrid format in 2024.

For registration, hotel block information, and the full program, please visit the conference website (and check back often for updates).

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