The society of anglicist medievalists in higher education was founded in 1969 by Marguerite-Marie Dubois and Jean Robert Simon, professors at Sorbonne University.
AMAES brings together researchers and teachers, mainly based in France, who are interested in medieval England from a variety of angles: historical, literary, linguistic, etc.
Since its foundation in 1969, AMAES has been affiliated to SAES (Société des Anglicistes de l'Enseignement Supérieur), whose members include a large number of Anglicist academics in France and abroad. AMAES is listed in the SAES directory as one of the specialist societies for Anglicists in France.
AMAES is also involved in a number of partnerships with other European learned societies devoted to the Middle Ages.
Members meet in general assembly once a year at the SAES September meeting.
AMAES publishes a journal, EMA (Etudes Médiévales Anglaises), which appears twice a year, in summer and winter. All the journal's archives are freely accessible on Persée.
We also publish monographs and collective works. All paid-up members of the AMAES receive the BAM as well as the current year's volume each time there is one.