An image of the Western Heights residence halls, with Hall-Archer-Pickard East in the foreground.

Western Heights residence halls

Due to the ongoing health crisis, the 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies (2021), hosted by Western Michigan University's Medieval Institute, will be held virtually.

The 56th Congress will be live on the internet Monday through Saturday, May 10 to 15, 2021, with sessions and other activities scheduled at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. EDT each of the six days. Sessions in which all participants have agreed to be live recorded will be recorded, and the recordings will be made available to Congress registrants for the two following weeks, Monday through Saturday, May 17 to 29. There also will be some pre-recorded special features that will be available for viewing for the entire three-week period (May 10 to 29).

For future in-person congresses

Attendees of the International Congress on Medieval Studies hosted by Western Michigan University have various lodging options.

  • On-campus housing for congress attendees is available in the co-educational Goldsworth Valley and Western Heights residence halls. Registration for on-campus housing is a part of the congress registration process.
  • Congress attendees may choose to stay off campus in local hotels, for which they make their own arrangements. The Radisson Plaza Hotel, the main off-campus site, as well as other hotels offer conference rates for congress attendees.