52nd Congress

Image of a hand-on workshop on the medieval astrolabe at the 51st Congress.

Learning about astrolabes at the 51st Congress

The 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place on the campus of Western Michigan University May 11-14, 2017.


Online pre-registration for the 52nd Congress is closed. On-site registration opens at noon on Wednesday, May 10, in the Eldridge-Fox lobby of the Goldsworth Valley III residence halls.


The International Congress on Medieval Studies is an annual gathering of around 3,000 scholars interested in medieval studies. The congress features around 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.

53rd congress

The 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place May 10-13, 2018.

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