Society for the
Study of the Crusades 
and the Latin East 


The Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East (SSCLE), is an international society of scholars founded in 1980. Its members include scholars from across the generations, whose research covers all aspects of the field including theology, law, literature, art, architecture, numismatics, medicine, social history, archaeology as well as cultural, political, and economic themes. 

The SSCLE aims at promoting research and fieldwork, coordinating resources, informing its members of resources and ongoing studies, and promoting awareness of its members and the interested public in developments in the field. Currently the society has over 300 paying members from five continents and 41 countries. 

The SSCLE also organizes a major international conference every four years, as well as sessions on crusading history at other conferences where appropriate. Previous conferences have included events in Jerusalem, Istanbul, Avignon, C├ícares and Odense.



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