This is the official webpage of the International Tristan Society, established and maintained by Prof. Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona (May 13, 2003)

Update: New webpage for the Tristan Society (since Oct. 21, 2012)

TRISTANIA – International Journal of Tristan Studies

We are a group of international scholars interested in the Tristan material from the Middle Ages to modern times.  Despite our official name, the real focus rests on both literary figures, Tristan and Isolde (Iseult).

Our Site has been recognized by Infography as an excellent source of information on Alfred Roller:

The Infography Award of Excellence image

Every year we organize several sessions at the International Congress of Medieval Studies at the Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Scholars interested in presenting their research on any topic relevant to the Tristan material, including modern reception of the Tristan motif, are invited to submit proposals.  We certainly also welcome musicologists, art historians, and other scholars working in this area.

Proposals for the 2004 Kalamazoo conference should be addressed to our current President Jim Zychowicz at 803 E. Gorham St., Madison, WI 53703;, or at: 773-341-6335.

Participate with members of the Tristan Society on its Google Group

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We also publish a yearly journal, Tristania, (see the web link above), currently volume 22 is in preparation.

For contact, email Professor Albrecht Classen, Editor and visit his homepage.

a fictional illustration of Gottfried von Strassburg in the famous Manessische LiederhandschriftTo the right, you see a fictional illustration of Gottfried von Strassburg in the famous Manessische Liederhandschrift, today housed in the Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg (Cod. pal. germ. 848, or cpg 848), fol. 364r, figure 121. [click for a larger version]

More on Gottfried von Strassburg including links to Tristan MS, the Tristan Tree, Plot Outline, and Names.