59th Congress Program

The 59th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place Thursday, May 9, through Saturday, May 11, 2024. 


  • Thursday, May 9th

    10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. EDT

    14  "Medieval Ibero-Romance Languages: Alfonso X's Scriptorium and the Digital Humanities." The paper by Norma Schifano and Aengus Ward has been withdrawn.

    12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT

    The International Alain Chartier Society and Jean Gerson Society Business Meeting will take place online.

    1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT

    62  "Notre Dame in Color (1): Aesthetics and Meanings of Color." The paper by Jennifer Roth-Burnette has been moved to session 228, "Notre Dame in Color (3): Technologies to Visualize Color."

    76  "Performing Rituals and Ritual Performance of the Middle Ages (1): Cultural Presentations and Representations (A Roundtable)." Stephen Yeager will participate in this roundtable.

    88  "Prognostication, Palliation, and Prayer from Manuscript to Print." The presider is Katherine Storm Hindley.

    3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT

    122  "The Afterlives of Medieval Pageantry and Processional Cultures." The paper by Clare Whitton has been withdrawn.

    139  "Global Courtly Culture." The presider is Brianna Skye Oliver.

  • Friday, May 10th

    10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. EDT

    170  "Old Books, New Technologies." The paper by Chris Nighman has been withdrawn.

    182  "Courtly Loves (1): Queer(ing) Le Roman de Silence." Maggie Rebecca Myers’ affiliation is Xavier Univ.

    206  "Boethius's Influence Through the Ages: 524–2024." The presider is Rebecca Price.

    3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT

    293  "Arthurian Studies in Honor of David F. Johnson (2)." The session is virtual. Those attending ICMS in person may join the session in Sangren 3140.

    323  "The Verbal and the Visual." The paper by Michael Shane Harless has been withdrawn.


  • Saturday, May 11th

    10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. EDT

    347  "Loss and Grief in the Fourteenth Century." The paper by Pamela Kask has been withdrawn.

    352  "'The intrusion of Gaia': Textual, Musical, and Material Ecologies of the Later Middle Ages." The paper by Claire-Elise Baalke has been withdrawn.

    377  "Christine de Pizan Across the Disciplines (A Roundtable)." Elisa Rossi’s affiliation is the Warburg Institute.

    1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT

    408  ""Maken vertu of necessitee": Teaching Medieval and What Else? (A Roundtable)." Jacqueline Stuhmiller will not participate in this roundtable.

    414  "C. S. Lewis and the Middle Ages (1): Planets? Narnia? (Re)Considering the Heavens." The paper by Dylan Tew has been withdrawn.


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