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Organizations which promote the advancement of Medieval Rus' studies
The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is a scholarly society dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about the former Soviet Union and Eastern and Central Europe.
International Council for Central and East European Studies.
BASEES is the UK national learned society for the study of Russia, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The main activity of the association is the annual conference, held normally in Cambridge in spring, with over 400 participants drawn from the UK but with many others from continental Europe and North America as well as Russia and Eastern Europe. BASEES is active on behalf of its members in dealings with government, with other associations and with individual universities.
The Canadian Association of Slavists was founded in 1954 in order to address specifically Canadian problems facing the profession. Its predecessor, the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) of Canada, had been organized at the University of Toronto in 1947.
The Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (SPBS) is a scholarly society established in 1983 "with the object of furthering study and knowledge of the history and culture, language and literature of the Byzantine Empire and its neighbours". The executive of the SPBS is also the UK committee of the Association Internationale des Études Byzantines (AIEB).
The Medieval Academy of America
The Medieval Academy of America 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 founders of the Medieval Academy and its second president.
The Medieval 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.
Membership is open to all persons interested in the Middle Ages. The Academy holds an annual meeting each spring.