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

Each registrant receives a congress badge; it should be worn throughout the congress. You must wear your badge to attend sessions, visit the exhibits hall, attend the Saturday night dance, use the Student Recreation Center (for a fee), and use campus computer labs. The facilities and services of the congress are available only to registered attendees. Badges will be checked at selected session locations and at the Saturday night dance. Be prepared to show your badge when requested to do so.