Policies and Guidelines

Image of associate dean James Cousins addressing congerss attendees.

James Cousins, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

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).

Our policies and guidelines

The policies and guidelines for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, hosted by Western Michigan University's Medieval Institute, include both University policies and policies and guidelines developed by the Program Committee, often in consultation with the Board of the Medieval Institute.

  • Policies concerning diversity and inclusion, papers, participation and sessions
  • Guidelines concerning professional respect, for the responsible use of social media and for presiding over congress sessions