2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies Program

September 25, 2018 in Announcements, Conference, Conference Announcement, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Uncategorized

Sponsored and Co-Sponsored
by the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence
at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
9–12 May 2019

[Published on 24 September 2019, with updates.  With the achievement of our Activities at the 2018 Congress, we offered the 2018 Congress Report, and move forward with the preparations for the 2019 Congress.   Now we announce the 2019 Congress Program.  For updates, please watch this space and our Facebook Page.]


In 2019, the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence celebrates its 20th year as a nonprofit educational corporation and its 30th year as an international scholarly organization.  Accordingly, we aim to hold both customary and extra-special events, both at the Congress and elsewhere.

We have a tradition of celebrating landmark Anniversaries, both for our organization, with organizations which which we share anniversaries, and for other events. As described, for example, in our 2014 Anniversary Reflections. For 2019, our events aim to represent, to explore, to promote, to celebrate, and to advance aspects of our shared range of interests, fields of study, subject matter, and collaboration between younger and established scholars, teachers, and others, in multiple centers.

In June 2018, we learned that most — not all — of our Session Proposals (due on 1 June 2018) for the 2019 Congress were accepted by the Congress Committee, so that we progressed to their Call for Papers. We regret the rejections for proposed Sessions which, for example, promoted initiatives by Graduate Students and by Independent Scholars, and which we wished to support.  However, we worked with what was granted.  With the strong responses to that Call (due on 15 September), we selected the Programs for the Sessions, the details of which we submitted to the Committee for review (due on 1 October).  Now we announce the Programs for our Sessions, as well as our other Events planned for the Congress.

Who, What, Why Not

Logo of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence (colour version)As in recent years, we co-sponsor Sessions with the Societas Magica (2 Sessions). It will be the 14th year of this co-sponsorship. It will be the first year of co-sponsorship with the newly-founded organization Polytheism-Oriented Medievalists of North America (POMONA).

Also, like the 2015–2018 Congresses, we plan for

  • an Open Business Meeting and
  • a Reception.

As usual, we aim to publish the Program for the accepted Papers, as their Authors permit. Abstracts for previous Congresses appear in our Congress Abstracts, conveniently Indexed both by Year and by Author.

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