Co-sponsored Conference Sessions (2006‒)

At the International Congress on Medieval Studies

[Originally published on the first website of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence on 19 April 2006,
with updates both there and here
.]

Since 2006, the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence regularly co-sponsors Sessions with other scholarly organizations at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.  The Sessions which we ourselves have sponsored since 1993 are listed here:  Sponsored Sessions.  The Programs for each year’s Sessions, both Sponsored and co-Sponsored, along with Abstracts, appear in our Kalamazoo Congress Archive.

Since 2007 we publish the Abstracts of some Papers and Responses for both forms of Sessions.  They may be found through our pages for the individual Congresses or through the Lists of Abstracts arranged alphabetically by Author or chronologically by Year.

Posters for Sessions, as is our custom since the 2011 Congress, are exhibited both within those Pages and in their own exhibition.

As they take shape, the Program and Abstracts for Sessions and Co-Sponsored Sessions appear in our Blog on the International Congress on Medieval Studies and on our Page devoted to Congress Activities, including Sessions, Exhibitions, Business Meetings, and Receptions.

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I.  Sessions Co-Sponsored with the Societas Magica (2006‒)

Societas Magica logoSince 2006, we co-sponsor sessions with the Societas Magica.  In 2014, to celebrate the anniversaries of both the Societas and the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, we jointly held a celebratory Anniversary Reception.  This tradition continued at the 2015 Congress, with our Reception co-sponsored with the Societas Magica and the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University.

2006 (41st International Congress)

  • “Codicological Contexts for Works of Magic”, Parts I and II
    organized by Claire Fanger

    2006 Congress

2007 (42nd International Congress)

  • “Magic and the Holy Book”
    organized by Claire Fanger and Mildred Budny

    2007 Congress

2008 (43rd International Congress)

  • “Consecrated Books / Books as Relics”
    organized by Katelyn Mesler (Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois)

    2008 Congress

2009 (44th International Congress)

  • “Medieval Magic Manuscripts in Use”
    organized by Amelia Carr (Allegheny College)

    2009 Congress

2010 (45th International Congress)

  • “Magic in its Manuscript Context”
    organized by Amelia Carr (Allegheny College)

    2010 Congress

2011 (46th International Congress)

  • “Books and Secrets:  Epigraphs and Symbols / Ciphers and Signs”
    organized by Sarah Celentano Parker (University of Texas at Austin)

    2011 Congress

2012 (47th International Congress)

  • “Dream Books”
    Poster for "Astrology and Magic" Congress Session (7 May 2013)organized by László Sándor Chardonnens (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

    2012 Congress

2013 (48th International Congress)

  • “Astrology and Magic”
    organized by David Porreca (University of Waterloo)
  • [Cancelled:  “Water as Symbol, Sign, and Trial:  Aquatic Semantics in the Middle Ages”
    organized by Mihai-D. Grigore]

    2013 Congress

2014 (49th International Congress)

2015 (50th International Congress)

  • “Magic:  Sung, Spoken, Inscribed & Printed”
    organized by Frank Klaassen (University of Saskatchewan)

2016 (51st International Congress)

  • “Magic on the Page:  Transmission and Representation of Magic
    organized by László Sándor Chardonnens (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

    2016 Congress Call for Papers

The contents of all sessions sponsored or co-sponsored by the Societas Magica are listed on its website:  Conferences.

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II.  Session Co-Sponsored with MEARCSTAPA (2009)

In 2009 we co-sponsored an inaugural Session with the new organization MEARCSTAPA (http://www.medievalmonsters.blogspot.com and now here).  The omission of one sponsor’s name in the 2009 Congress Program is corrected both in the Congress Corrigenda and here.  This session, and the organization itself, emerged from the momentum of our sponsored sessions at the 2008 Congress.

2009 (44th International Congress)

  • Monstrous Production and Reproduction, organized by Asa Mittman (California State University at Chico)

    2009 Congress

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III.  Sessions Co-Sponsored with King Alfred’s Notebook LLC (2012‒2013)

Poster for "Medieval Manuscripts in North America" Congress Session (9 May 2014)In 2012 and 2013 we co-sponsored sessions with King Alfred’s Notebook LLC
(kingalfredsnotebook@gmail.com).

2012 (47th International Congress)

  • Medieval Manuscript Discoveries in North America:  Texts, Illuminations, Collections
    organized by Scott Gwara (University of South Carolina and King Alfred’s Notebook)

    2012 Congress

2013 (48th International Congress)

  • Medieval Manuscripts in North American Collections
    organized by Scott Gwara (University of South Carolina ‒ Columbia)

    2013 Congress

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IV.  Sessions Co-Sponsored with the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Florida (2014‒)

Alternate logo for the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Florida, reproduced by permissionIn 2014 we began the tradition of co-sponsoring sessions with the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Florida.  This tradition continues to flourish, with the dedicated collaboration of colleagues in a wide range of international centers.

2014 (49th International Congress)

  • “A Neglected Empire:  Bulgaria between the Late Twelfth and Late Fourteenth Centuries, Parts I and II”
    organized by Florin Curta (University of Florida) and
    Mildred Budny (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence)

    2014 Congress Announced and 2014 Congress Accomplished

2015 (50th International Congress)

2016 (51st International Congress)

  • “Medieval Balkans as Mirror: Byzantine Perceptions of the Balkans and the World Beyond”
    organized by Mildred Budny (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence) and Florin Curta (University of Florida)
  • “Crusading and the Byzantine Legacy in the Northwestern Black Sea Region”
    organized by Mildred Budny (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence) and Florin Curta (University of Florida)

    2016 Congress Call for Papers

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Please watch our space for developments about next year.

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