2017 Congress Preparations

September 17, 2016 in Conference Announcement, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo

Co-Sponsored by the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence
at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies
11–14 May 2017

After the Call for Papers
(Deadline 15 September 2016)
We now select the programs for the Sessions

With the achievement of our Activities at the 2016 International Congress on Medieval Studies, we give both a 2016 Congress Report and a special Behind the Scenes Report (Also Known As “Doctor Who Done It”). Now we proceed to preparations for the 2017 Congress. Now that the timetable for the Call for Papers has been completed, we prepare the programs of the Sessions.

Logo of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence (colour version)The full 2017 Call for Papers for 52nd ICMS lists Session Titles and Sponsors. Here we announce our 5 co-sponsored Sessions and describe their aims. After selecting their programs and submitting them to the Congress Committee, and as the preparations for the Congress shift into the next phase, we will announce the programs for the sessions — along with, as customary, if their authors permit, the Abstracts for the Papers.  (As listed for the individual years of the Congress and for the Indexes both by Author and by Year.)

As in recent years, we co-sponsor Sessions with the Societas Magica (2 Sessions) and the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Florida (2 Sessions). It will be the 12th year of co-sponsorship with the Societas Magica, and the fourth year with the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. This year, for the first time, we also co-sponsor a Round-Table with a community of 5 other Co-Sponsors (including the Societas Magica), headed by AVISTA.

Also, like the 2016 Congress, we plan for

  • an Open Business Meeting and
  • a co-sponsored Reception with the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University.

Glimpses of our co-sponsored Receptions at the Congress appear in the souvenirs of our Celebrations and in the Reports for the individual Congresses (2016, 2015, and 2014 Anniversary).

The Agendas for our Open Business Meetings in both 2015 and 2016 serve as concise Reports for our Activities, Plans, and Desiderata.

We look forward to your contributions.

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