The Western Michigan University – NUI, Galway Conference Exchange Grant in Medieval Studies provides support for a student enrolled in the master's program in medieval studies to present a twenty-minute paper at Imbas. To be eligible, the student must have completed at least 12 graduate-level credits of coursework in the master's program.
Imbas is an interdisciplinary conference for graduate student scholars hosted annually by the National University of Ireland, Galway. The three-day conference gives students the opportunity to present ongoing work and discuss their research with peers in an informal, interdisciplinary setting. The conference also features a senior scholar as keynote speaker. Participation in the Imbas conference affords the WMU student the opportunity to submit the paper for consideration for publication in the peer-reviewed Imbas Journal.
The deadline for applications for the conference exchange grant is September 15 for the coming Imbas conference. Applicants must submit the following to the director of the Medieval Institute:
Students should keep in mind that the Imbas conference customarily takes place in November, a time of intense activity if one is enrolled in graduate coursework at WMU, and may coincide with American Thanksgiving weekend.
(in reverse chronological order)
Journey to the Center of the Ark: Noah as a Bridge through Space and Time in the Holkham Bible Picture Book
How Long Did the Cistercians "Live by the Work of Their Hands": Negotiating the Cistercian Ideal of Manual Labour at Cambron Abbey 1148-1331
Reading the Writing on the Walls: Gaze and Ekphrastic Prescription towards a Spiritual Household
Photograph: Imbas 2011