Special Events

The special events of the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 9-12, 2019) at Western Michigan University include two plenary lectures, the annual lecture on the reception of the classics, the associated events of the Mostly Medieval Theatre Festival, and a dance. Details will be posted as the information becomes available.

Plenary lectures

Portrait of Bissera Pentcheva

Bissera Pentcheva

Portrait of Bonnie Wheeler.

Bonnie Wheeler

Bissera V. Pentcheva

Stanford University

Friday, May 10, 8:30 a.m.
Bernhard Ballroom
Sponsored by the Medieval Academy of America


Bonnie Wheeler

Southern Methodist University

Saturday, May 11, 8:30 a.m.
Bernhard Ballroom
Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Press



Reception of the Classics in the Middle Ages Lecture

Portrait of David Townsend

David Townsend

David Townsend

University of Toronto

Thursday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Endowed in memory of Archibald Cason Edwards, Senior, and Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards








Mostly Medieval Theatre Festival

Mostly Medieval Theatre Festival logo: "mostly medieval, mostly theatre"The festival will include performances on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings of the Congress at 8 p.m. Details will be posted once they are known.