History

ANZAMEMS History

Please note this page in constantly being updated. Should you have any pertinent information to add, please contact Executive Administrator, Dr Marina Gerzic

About

ANZAMEMS exists to promote medieval and early modern studies in Australia and New Zealand. It was formed on 1 February 1996 by the merger of ANZAMRS (Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Renaissance Studies) and AHMEME (Australian Historians of Medieval and Early Modern Europe).

Presidents

ANZAMEMS

  • Andrew Brown (2024–current)
  • Helen Young (2021–2024)
  • Chris Jones (2015–2021)
  • Constant Mews (2009–2015)
  • Kim Phillips (2005–2009)
  • Megan-Cassidy Welch (2003–2005)
  • Stephanie Trigg (2000–2003)
  • Michael Bennett (1996–2000)

ANZAMRS

ANZAMRS was founded in August 1967, during an AULLA conference at The University of Sydney.

  • A. G. Fox (1990) (dates TBC)
  • Audrey Meaney† (1983–?)
  • W. S. Ramson† (1976–?)
  • Lenore Harty (1973–75)
  • Herman Tisch (1972)
  • Ursula Hoff† (1971)
  • R. W. V. Elliot† (1967–1968)

AHMEME

(The dissolution of AHMEMEM occurred in 1998)

  • Michael Bennett (1994–1998)

Editors of Parergon

New Series (Volume 1–present)

  • Rosalind Smith and Sarah Ross (2021–current)
  • Susan Broomhall (2017–2021)
  • Anne M. Scott† (2006–2016)
  • Andrew Lynch (2002–2009)
  • Chris Wortham (1996–2001)
  • Diane Speed (1990–1996)
  • Elizabeth Jeffreys† (1983–1989)

Old Series (Volumes 1–32)

  • J.C. Eade (1971–1982)

Review Editors of Parergon

New Series (Volume 7–present)

NB: Reviews were only published in the New Series from issue no. 7.

  • Claire McIlory (2020–current)
  • Hélène Sirantoine (2017–2020)
  • Toby Burrows (2002–2016)
  • Andrew Lynch (1996–2001)
  • John Pryor (1989–1995)

Editors of the ANZMRS Bulletin (Numbers 1–7)

NB: The title of the ANZAMRS Bulletin was changed to Parergon in December 1971

  • J. C. Eade (August–December 1971)
  • Audrey L. Meaney† (1968–1971)

Editors of the ANZAMEMS Newsletter

NB: Title changed to ANZAMEMS Communications Officer in 2012

  • Matthew Firth (2023–current)
  • Anna Quercia-Thomas (2021–2023)
  • Lisa Rolston (2020–2021)
  • E. Amanda McVitty (2018–2020)
  • Madi Williams (2017–2018)
  • Marina Gerzić (2011–2016) 
  • Lawrence Warner (?–2011)
  • Philippa Maddern† (1996) (Dates TBC)

Editors of the ANZAMRS Newsletter

  • J. O. Ward† (1989–1993) (dates TBC)

Honorary Life Members of ANZAMEMS

  • Em Prof Conal Condren
  • Dr Stephanie Hollis
  • Prof Sybil Jack
  • Dr Audrey Meaney†
  • Prof Constant Mews
  • A/Prof John Pryor
  • Dr Anne M. Scott†
  • Em Prof Keith Val Sinclair AO†
  • Dr Diane Speed
  • Dr John O. Ward†
  • Prof Chris Wortham
  • Prof Charles Zika

Honorary Life Members of ANZAMRS

  • J. C. Eade