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Scholars of art, history, literature, philosophy of the Middle Ages

The mission of the Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) is to promote the study and enjoyment of the Middle Ages by students at every level of expertise. Professional and independent scholars from various branches of medieval studies–history, arts, science, philosophy, archaeology, paleography, theology, language, and literatures–make the Association’s annual meeting a forum for scholarly and pedagogical growth within those disciplines as well as a platform for interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration. Members publish their research in the Association’s refereed journal, Medieval Perspectives. The SEMA Executive Council is comprised of representatives from various fields of medieval studies and from the ranks of graduate students members.

SEMA’s Inclusivity Statement, adopted by the membership in 2016:

The Southeastern Medieval Association publicly rejects discrimination in all its forms.  As an international society of scholars we prize inclusiveness, diversity, and difference, and we actively oppose discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, disability, military status, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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