Founded in 1990, the Hagiography Society exists to promote communication among scholars studying holy people and their cults in all eras, cultures, and religious traditions. We sponsor multiple sessions at various academic conferences on both sides of the Atlantic, publish a book series, regular newsletters, and maintain a listserv and an online member directory.  We also award prizes for a best article, best first book, and for graduate student travel to the International Congress [ICMS] in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Our annual business meeting occurs at ICMS each May.


The Hagiography Society will sponsor four sessions at ICMS K’zoo, May 2023. Please consider submitting proposals for one or more of the following sessions no later than September 1.

Saints and their Day Jobs (paper session)

The Two Faces of Illness: Suffering and Miraculous Healings by Holy Individuals (paper session)

Hagiographies as Relics: Medieval Vitae Rendered as Efficacious and Curative (paper session)

Teaching the Saints (roundtable)

Click here for the session descriptions and email information.

previous arrowprevious arrow
next arrownext arrow

For Members

Members have access to additional pages and resources. For more information on becoming a member, see our membership page for details.

Donate today!