About Us

ANZAMEMS exists to promote and foster all aspects of Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies in Australia and New Zealand, and to establish and nurture productive professional friendships between scholars working in these areas.

It does so by:

ANZAMEMS has members from universities in Australia, New Zealand, and all over the world, as well as independent scholars.

Membership is open to all interested researchers working in any of the fields of medieval and early modern studies. For membership benefits and subscription rates, plus links to our secure online payment facility, please visit the Membership page.

The Association actively supports postgraduates and early career researchers by offering Prizes and Bursaries to those attending our Biennial International Conference and through our commitment to fund annual Postgraduate Advance Training Seminars.

Membership of ANZAMEMS includes a subscription to Parergon an A-rated journal produced by a sub-committee of members. Parergon publishes articles and book reviews on all aspects of medieval and early modern studies. For further information, please visit the Parergon website.

Every two years the ANZAMEMS community gathers at a host university in either Australia or New Zealand for our Biennial International Conference in medieval and early modern studies. Our conference allows us to regularly renew our intellectual and friendship ties with our colleagues, warmly welcomes postgraduate students, offers internationally renowned collegiality, and attracts participants from around the world.

In 2025, the ANZAMEMS Fifteenth Biennial International Conference will be hosted by The University of Melbourne.


The colours in the ANZAMEMS logo were chosen for symbolic and aesthetic reasons:

  • Gold was chosen as it signifies wisdom and generosity.
  • Red was chosen as signifies strength, and is a colour is found on both the Australian and New Zealand flags as well as the Māori (Tino Rangatiratanga) flag.
  • The letter A is inspired by the design of lettering used in illuminated manuscripts, and represents our Australian membership.
  • The font is black in colour as it also signifies wisdom, and represents our New Zealand membership, as the colour is found on the Māori (Tino Rangatiratanga) flag.