Image of attendees conversing in the Harrison-Stinson lobby of the Goldsworth Valley residence halls.

Conversation at the congress

Hosted by Western Michigan University's Medieval Institute, the International Congress on Medieval Studies is an annual gathering of around 3,000 scholars interested in medieval studies. The congress features  550-575 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops and performances. There are also some 100 business meetings and receptions sponsored by learned societies, associations and institutions. The exhibits hall boasts nearly 70 exhibitors, including publishers, used book dealers and purveyors of medieval sundries. The congress lasts three and a half days, extending from Thursday morning, with sessions beginning at 10 a.m., until Sunday at noon.

52nd Congress

The 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place May 11-14, 2017.

The deadline for session proposals is June 1, 2016.