Proposals for Sponsored and Special Sessions are made on the Session Proposal Form, which is available on the Congress website beginning in February.
Proposals for Sponsored and Special Sessions—including sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, poster sessions, workshops, demonstrations, and performances—are due on June 1 for the following year’s Congress. The Congress Committee considers the proposals in June, and would-be session organizers are informed of the Committee’s acceptance or rejection of sessions by post in July.
The Session Proposal Form for the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11-14, 2017) will be available in February.
The information for approved Congress sessions must be submitted either online or by email attachment, mail, or delivery service to the Medieval Institute using the Session Organizer Form (deadline: October 1).
We encourage the submission of details for approved Congress sessions online through Western Michigan University’s Digital Commons (ScholarWorks at WMU) powered by bepress (The Berkeley Electronic Press).
Instructions for online submission of session details
The Medieval Institute encourages the submission of details for approved Congress sessions online. The Session Organizer Form is used only by those who do not use the online submission system and insist instead upon submitting session details on paper.
The form (as a Microsoft Word form and an interactive PDF file) for the 51th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2016), as well as instructions for completing it, can be requested by email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Organizers of Sponsored and Special Sessions are obliged to forward paper proposals received but not accepted to the Medieval Institute by October 1 so that the papers can be considered for inclusion in General Sessions.