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 Middle Ages, extending to into late antiquity and the early modern periods, 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.

58th congress

The 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place in a new hybrid format Thursday, May 11, through Saturday, May 13, 2023.

Hybrid Format

The 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies will include traditional in-person sessions, virtual sessions via our online platform and some new blended-format sessions that make it possible for speakers to present and audiences to attend both in-person and online. We welcome proposals for sessions and papers both from scholars planning to attend ICMS on the ground here in Kalamazoo and those attending virtually from around the world.

The deadline to propose contributions to sessions of papers and roundtables has been extended to midnight on Friday, Sept. 23.


The deadline for organizers of sessions of papers, roundtables, and poster sessions to accept and reject contributions and to provide the names and contact information for all participants of their sessions is Oct. 15. Organizers may also request additional sessions under the same title as already-accepted sessions by Oct. 15.


The deadline to offer to preside over a general session is Oct. 15.


The deadline to reserve space for a business meeting or gathering is Oct. 15.


59th congress

The 59th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place Thursday, May 10, through Saturday, May 12, 2024.

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