Medieval congress free to local residents
April 13, 2010
KALAMAZOO--Kalamazoo County residents and members of the Western Michigan University community may attend the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies for free if they register by Wednesday, April 28.
The medieval congress, which drew more than 3,200 attendees last year, is one of the world's largest annual gatherings of people interested in the Middle Ages. It is held at various venues on the WMU campus in Kalamazoo and hosted by the University’s Medieval Institute.
The 2010 congress will take place Thursday through Sunday, May 13-16.
The event will include more than 600 sessions featuring the presentation of scholarly papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and artistic performances.
In addition, the exhibits hall will be filled with more than 70 publishers, used-book dealers and other vendors. There also will be some 90 business meetings and receptions sponsored by learned societies, associations and institutions.
County residents and WMU community members may register online or in person at the Miller Auditorium ticket office at no charge. Those without Internet access may register by mail or fax for a nominal handling fee.
Anyone not taking advantage of the free online and in-person registration options may register after April 28, but they will be assessed a $50 late fee.
Visit WMU's Medieval Congress online to register or obtain more information. For information about registering by mail or fax, call (269) 387-8745.
Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org