Medieval Institute Publications assumed its present structure in 1978 as the publishing arm of the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University, and became a member of the Association of University Presses in 2011. 

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Medieval Institute Publications has an ambitious publication program in premodern interdisciplinary studies. Our expertise lies in acquisitions and supporting scholars through the writing and submission process and in the prepress (copyediting to typesetting) phases. Medieval Institute Publications publishes using the latest digital printing technologies in multiple continents.

Medieval Institute Publications actively supports Open Access publishing, and many of our TEAMS classroom texts and backlist titles from our scholarly book series are available Open Access on the Medieval Institute Publications section of Western Michigan University's ScholarWorks platform. Open Access titles from our scholarly book series published after 2019 are available through our publishing partner, De Gruyter

MIP book series and journals

MIP publishes monographs and thematically coherent collections across several series. Although our publications have historically focused on medieval Europe, we have expanded geographically and chronologically to welcome submissions that embrace a wider conception of the premodern. We value a variety of established, new and diverse voices in humanities research. MIP also publishes journals and several series of affordable classroom texts for the Teaching Association for Medieval Studies (TEAMS).

Support us in our mission

The Medieval Institute Publications Gift Fund helps support the publication of high-quality research in medieval and early modern studies, including monographs and edited collections, classroom texts, and peer-reviewed journals. Your tax-deductible gift will help us continue to offer texts at affordable prices, support scholars from a variety of backgrounds, build our collection of open access texts, and more.


Promotion, sales and fulfillment is undertaken by the expert partners of Medieval Institute Publications: ISD for all TEAMS texts and MIP's journals and De Gruyter for MIP's academic series.

MIP also partners with the New Books Network, a consortium of author-interview podcast channels dedicated to introducing scholars to a wide public via new media, to produce podcast episodes featuring interviews with MIP authors.