• Self-nominations to the body of contributing reviewers for sponsored and special sessions for the 60th and 61st Congresses (2025 and 2026) are due May 24, 2024.

  • Call for Sessions

    We are now accepting proposals for sessions to the 60th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 8-10, 2025).

  • The winner of the 2024 Otto Gründler Book Prize is Jonathan R. Lyon's "Corruption, Protection, and Justice in Medieval Europe: A Thousand-Year History" (Cambridge University Press, 2022).

  • The winner of the 2024 La Corónica Book Award is Sarah Ifft Decker’s "The Fruit of her Hands: Jewish and Christian Women’s Work in Medieval Catalan Cities" (Penn State University Press, 2022).

  • The 2024 Paul E. Szarmach Prize was awarded to J-Michel Reaux Colvin for "Scoticitas: Reframing 'Scotus' in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages," VIATOR 53, no. 2 (2022): 141–75.

Hosted by the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University, the International Congress on Medieval Studies is an annual gathering of thousands of scholars interested in medieval studies. The Congress embraces the study of all aspects of the Middle Ages, extending into late antiquity and the early modern period, including—but not limited to—history, language, literature, linguistics, art, archaeology, religion, science, medicine, music, drama, philosophy, gender, sexuality, mysticism and technology, as well as medievalism.

59th International Congress on Medieval Studies

The Congress took place Thursday, May 9, through Saturday, May 11, 2024. Recordings of selected virtual and hybrid sessions can be accessed by registered attendees via the Congress meeting site (linked below).

Congress Meeting Site

The online meeting site is the central information hub for the Congress. Although parts of the meeting site are open to the public, registration is required to view recorded sessions or interact with other Congress attendees.

Future Congresses

The 60th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place Thursday, May 8, through Saturday, May 10, 2025.

The 61st International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place Thursday, May 14, through Saturday, May 16, 2026.

The 62nd International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place Thursday, May 13, through Saturday, May 15, 2027.

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