Proposals for sponsored and special sessions—including sessions of papers, roundtables, workshops, performances, demonstrations and poster sessions—for the International Congress on Medieval Studies are made using our online submission system powered by Confex. The deadline is June 1.
Required information includes the name, affiliation and contact information for an organizer and (optionally) up to two co-organizer(s) for each session; the format and title of the proposed session; a description of the importance and/or timeliness of the proposed session (100 words); and the manner of delivery (traditional in-person or online virtual). Optional fields include descriptions of encouraged methodology or discourse (100 words), plans for outreach (100 words), an application for a blended-format session (100 words), a description for the Confex call for papers (100 words) and keywords.
We encourage organizers of sponsored sessions to consider pursuing co-sponsors for envisioned sessions. The Congress itself provides an excellent opportunity for the leadership of sponsoring organizations to seek connections with other organizations that might be interested in co-sponsoring a future session or future sessions.
The Program Committee considers the proposals in June, and would-be session organizers are informed of the committee's acceptance or rejection of sessions in July. See Selection Process for more information.
The organizer(s) of accepted sessions are expected to advertise them and solicit proposals through professional contacts and/or social media. Proposed contributions to sessions of papers, roundtables and poster sessions are available for review in the Confex system.