Membership benefits

All members receive copies of the journal Das Mittelalter which is published twice a year.

Every two years the Mediävistenverband organizes an academic congress in order to facilitate and promote interdisciplinary discussions. It also organizes an annual summer school for students where topics of current interest provide the basis for interdisciplinary training in core areas of Medieval Studies.

The Mediävistenverband offers a platform to members and corporate bodies for discussing matters of higher education policy. Furthermore, members can be asked to offer assistance in questions concerning their individual fields of expertise. Please visit our website for the society’s latest updates as well as for information on forthcoming international congresses, professorial chairs held in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and for a list or our members‘ publications and addresses.

International contacts

We are eager to maintain regular contact with foreign institutions and to promote international cooperation. The Mediävistenverband facilitates the coordination of activities among medievalists by providing contacts and exchanges with both national and international centres for Medieval Studies. These discussions of the current status of research and methodology have not only contributed to a better understanding of the latest international and interdisciplinary developments; they have also opened up new perspectives and have formed the basis for new activitites.


Anyone with an interest in research on the Middle Ages is welcome to join us. The annual membership fee includes a subscription to the society’s journal. If you would like to join, please fill in the form provided below.

Declaration of membership

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Membership fee

The annual membership fee should be transferred by 31 January of each year to the Mediävistenverband account: Berliner Bank, account number 6 294 359 00, bank code 100 708 48, IBAN DE28 1007 0848 0629 4359 00, BIC/SWIFT DEUTDEDB110. -- To save yourself and the Mediävistenverband unnecessary costs please use the form below (direct debit instructions). Members living abroad, outside the EURO-zone, may also pay by credit card (Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard).

Instruction for direct debit

Only for members with a bank account in Germany, in one of the 27 EU-States, in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or in Switzerland. SEPA credit transfer is only possible in euro.

I/We hereby authorize the Mediävistenverband to debit the following account with the respective membership fee on the date due, until revoked.