The Call for Papers for the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2016) is now available.

Looking for the program of the 50th Congress? Consult the complete archive of Congress programs in ScholarWorks at WMU.

Image of a Congress session in the Goldsworth Valley dormitories.

Congress sessions, which are 90 minutes long, are constituted as follows:

Sponsored Sessions are organized by learned societies, associations, and institutions. The organizers set predetermined topics, usually reflecting the considered aims and interests of the organizing group.

Special Sessions are organized by individual scholars and ad hoc groups. The organizers set predetermined topics, which are often narrowly focused.

General Sessions are organized by the Congress Committee at the Medieval Institute. Topics include any area of medieval studies, with individual session topics determined by the topics of paper proposals submitted and accepted.


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