SUPPORT US and become a member of the Association of Friends of the Centre for Early Medieval Studies, registered in the Commercial Register by the Regional Court in Brno (ID number 09589996).

Your contribution will be used to support the academic, educational, publishing and popular science activities of the Centre for Early Medieval Studies (CEMS) of Masaryk University in Brno.


The benefits for the members of the Association of Friends of the CEMS include:

  • Convivium, a leading scientific peer-reviewed journal focused on medieval art history in the Mediterranean (two issues of more than a hundred pages a year); you can also choose from older issues and books published in the series parva Convivia, Convivia and Zápisky z cest (the catalogue of publications is available here)
  • significant discount on all publications of the CEMS
  • eligibility to participate (both actively and passively) in conferences and sponsored sessions of the CEMS (Leeds, Klamazoo, Renaissance Society of America, and others)
  • invitations to conferences and other events organized by the CEMS
  • possibility to join field trips organized by the CEMS
  • possibility of research funding by the CEMS (small research grants, support for publishing activities within the CEMS series)
  • the CEMS newsletter (twice a year)
  • official acknowledgment in the tabula gratulatoria in the journal Convivium
  • opportunity to participate in the life of the CEMS (e.g. by submitting proposals, comments and suggestions for its activities).

Members of the Association are entitled to purchase any of our publications at a 50% discount. If you are interested, please contact Marie Okáčová (


The membership fees for individual categories are given in their minimum amounts, so it is possible to contribute even more than the stated amount..

  • Student/Retiree — 20 €
  • Regular Member — 60 €
  • Contributor — 150 €
  • Patron — 300 €
  • Sustainer — 600 €
  • Benefactor — 1000 €



Click on "Become a Member", select the appropriate category for your membership, and pay the membership fee. You will receive a confirmation message at the e-mail address you entered.


Please your friends, family, or acquaintances by offering them a year’s membership in the Association of Friends of the Centre for Early Medieval Studies, which will provide them with books of their choice, a special holiday gift, and allow them to take part in a range of activities we organise.

  • The first step is to pay for a donated membership at the appropriate membership level (i.e., student, senior, standard member, etc.) by transferring the selected amount to the Association account: IBAN: CZ92 2010 0000 0026 0189 7721
    . Please indicate the following in the transfer note: donated membership for [name of donor] + [contact email address of donor]
  • As soon as the paid amount for the donated membership appears on the list of transfers of the Association account, you will receive an electronic version of a voucher confirming the donation of the membership to the email address provided.
  • Subsequently, the voucher may be forwarded electronically or printed and given to a new member who then completes their registration via a link or QR code on the voucher: they enter their contact details and select publications from the offer.
  • Once the registration is completed by the donor, we will process the form and send the selected publications to the address of the new AFCEMS member.

If you have any questions about donating membership in the Association of Friends of the Centre for Early Medieval Studies, please contact us at:

Membership is valid for the calendar year in which it is registered/renewed. Therefore, it cannot be renewed again in the same year.