2018 Congress Call for Papers

July 3, 2017 in Conference, Conference Announcement, Events, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Manuscript Studies, Uncategorized

Sponsored and Co-Sponsored
by the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence
at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies
10–13 May 2018

Call for Papers
— Deadline for Proposals = 15 September 2017 —

[Published on 3 July 2017, with updates.
Further update:  With the close of the Call for Papers, we have evaluated the proposals received, and chosen the Programs for all the Sessions, both sponsored and co-sponsored.  Upon submitting those Programs to the Congress Committee, we prepare an update for our website, which, when ready, will appear as our 2018 Congress Program.]

With the achievement of our Activities at the 2017 International Congress on Medieval Studies, as announced in our 2017  Congress Program, we both give a 2017 Congress Report and begin to prepare a special Behind the Scenes Report (in preparation).

(Please note:  Illness and a death in the family have impeded these stages, so please watch this space and our Facebook Page for notice of the appearance of that Extra Report.)


Now we proceed to preparations for the 2018 Congress. All but one of our Session Proposals have been accepted, so that we progress to their Call for Papers.  Shame about the refusal for one proposal.  It would have been great.  (Our opinion.)

Logo of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence (colour version)The Congress Committee now publishes the full 2017 Call for Papers for 52nd ICMS, with the list of Session Titles and Sponsors. Here we announce our 5 co-sponsored Sessions and describe their aims.

As in recent years, we co-sponsor Sessions with the Societas Magica (3 Sessions).  But not, because of that refusal (Boo Hoo!) can there be a session co-sponsored with the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Florida.

It will be the 13th year of co-sponsorship with the Societas Magica, and it would have been the 5th year with the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.  Both collaborations are excellently collegial.  (Fun, too!)

IMG_3788 Frank & David P at Soc Mag Reception AZO 2017 cropped

The co-organizers are justly happy with our 2017 Co-Sponsored Session on “Manuscripts to Materials”. Totally. Photography by Mildred Budny.

Also, like the 2017 Congress, we plan for

  • an Open Business Meeting and
  • a Reception.

[Update.  With the arrival of the date ending the Call for Papers, we now assess the proposals for papers for our Sessions.  After deliberating and reporting the selected Programs to the Congress Committee, we can report these developments.

As usual, we aim to publish the Abstracts for the accepted Papers as the preparations for the Congress advance.  Abstracts for previous Congresses appear in the Congress Abstracts, listed by Year and by Author.]

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