Special Events

The special events of the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 10-13, 2018) at Western Michigan University include two plenary lectures, the inaugural annual lecture on the reception of the classics, and a dance.

Plenary lectures

Portrait of Sara Ritchey.

Sara Ritchey

“Salvation is Medicine”: The Medieval Production and Gendered Erasures of Therapeutic Knowledge

Sara Ritchey

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Friday, May 11, 8:30 a.m.
Bernhard Ballroom
Sponsored by the Medieval Academy of America







Potrait of William Chester Jordan.

William Chester Jordan

Saint Louis’s Other Converts

William Chester Jordan

Princeton University

Saturday, May 12, 8:30 a.m.
Bernhard Ballroom
Sponsored by Cornell University Press







Lecture on the Reception of the Classics in the Middle Ages

Potrait photograph of Majorie Curry Woods.

Marjorie Curry Woods
(photo: Annette Hornischer)

The Classics and After: What’s Still To Be Revealed?

Marjorie Curry Woods

University of Texas–Austin

Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.
Fetzer 1005
Endowed in memory of Archibald Cason Edwards, Senior, and Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards