The American Society of Irish Medieval Studies (ASIMS) provides a platform for fostering and publicizing the work of scholars around the world who believe that medieval Ireland is essential for understanding the medieval world at large. Its mission is to develop Irish medieval studies as an academic discipline in North America and foster innovative trans-Atlantic collaborations. Members of the Society conduct research in history, archaeology, literature, theology, art history, and linguistics. We ensure that students around the world remain informed about medieval Ireland by teaching courses and bringing students to Ireland for field schools.
The Society publishes an annual journal, Eolas, and offers two annual prizes: the Michael Adams Prize for best publication (in partnership with Four Courts Press) and the Terry Barry Prize for best graduate presentation.
We also sponsor session at international conferences, including the International Congress of Medieval Studies which meets in Kalamazoo, Michigan.