About us

SITM is a bilingual English/French society, which is explicitly intercultural and interdisciplinary. Its roots date back to an Anglo-French colloquium of theatre and music historians in Leeds in 1974. During the second colloquium in Alençon in 1977, the statutes of SITM were formulated, which were finally approved in Dublin in 1980. Since then, SITM has grown and widened the radius of its triennial conferences, covering Europe and America. It unites renowned researchers and young scholars from all over the world.

SITM’s official organ is European Medieval Drama (EMD), published by Brepols, Turnhout. EMD seeks to promote the study of European medieval drama (particularly its performance) and all kinds of medieval performance generally. Articles in English, French, or German are welcome. Reviews of recently published studies on medieval drama and performance are also included, especially English-language reviews of research that is not available in English.



Société Internationale pour l'étude du théâtre médiéval