The Texas Medieval Association was founded in 1986 to promote medieval studies in Texas. Since then, medieval scholars throughout Texas and the Southwest have gathered together to share ideas, present papers at academic conferences, collaborate on publications, mentor students, and enjoy congenial gatherings with an appropriate amount of revelry and decorum. Through the efforts of its members, TEMA has gained national and international recognition for its contributions to the field of medieval studies.
TEMA holds an annual conference each fall in conjunction with a Texas college or university in order to promote medieval studies in Texas. In addition, TEMA sponsors yearly sessions at other academic conferences, including the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, and the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, UK.
The 2019 TEMA Conference will be held at Texas State University form October 18-20, 2019.