The New England Medieval Consortium was founded by Archibald Lewis (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) in 1974. Its annual meeting is held at a member institution in New England, usually on a Saturday in October or early November.
As of 2021, the conference rotates among three regions of New England:
- Connecticut and central/western Massachusetts (Worcester and west)
- Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
- Boston/eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island