Hosted by Western Michigan University's Medieval Institute, the International Congress on Medieval Studies is an annual gathering of around 3,000 scholars interested in medieval studies. The congress features 550-575 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops and performances. There are also some 100 business meetings and receptions sponsored by learned societies, associations and institutions. The exhibits hall boasts nearly 70 exhibitors, including publishers, used book dealers and purveyors of medieval sundries. The congress lasts three and a half days, extending from Thursday morning, with sessions beginning at 10 a.m., until Sunday at noon.
The 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place May 11-14, 2017.
- Sneak preview of the Call for Papers
The deadline for session proposals was June 1, 2016. Notification of acceptance and rejection of session proposals is made by post in July.
The deadline for paper proposals is September 15.
The 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place May 10-13, 2018.