The 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies—live on the internet Monday, May 10, through Saturday, May 15, 2021—is hosted by the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University.

Program of the 2021 congress

Corrigenda (corrections to the program as of April 15)

At-a-glace guide to congress programming with an indication of which events are to be live recorded

Sessions of the congress, which are 90 minutes long, are constituted as follows:

  • Sponsored sessions are organized by learned societies, associations, institutions and research projects. The organizers set predetermined topics, usually reflecting the considered aims and interests of the organizing group.
  • Special sessions are organized by individual scholars and ad hoc groups. The organizers set predetermined topics, which are often narrowly focused.
  • General sessions are organized by the program committee at the Medieval Institute. Topics include any area of medieval studies, with individual session topics determined by the topics of paper proposals submitted and accepted.