2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies Call for Papers

July 5, 2018 in Announcements, Call for Papers, Conference, Conference Announcement, Events, ICMS, Index of Medieval Art, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Manuscript Studies, Societas Magica

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

Call for Papers
Deadline for Proposals = 15 September 2018

[Published on 5 July 2018, with updates]

With the achievement of our Activities at the 2018 International Congress on Medieval Studies, as announced in our 2018 Congress Program, we both give a 2018 Congress Report and prepare a Behind the Scenes Report.

For updates, please watch this space and our Facebook Page.  [And now, with the completion of the span for the CFP in mid-September 2018, we prepare the Programs for our Sessions at the 2019 Congress, for which see, in time, our 2019 Congress Program announcement.]


Now we proceed to preparations for the 2019 Congress. This next year, the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence celebrates its 20th year as a nonprofit educational corporation and its 30th year as an international scholarly organization.

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.

This coming year, 2019, we prepare events at the Congress and elsewhere, so as 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) for the 2019 Congress have been accepted by the Congress Committee, so that we progress 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.

Logo of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence (colour version)The Congress Committee will publish the full 2019 Call for Papers for the 54th ICMS, with the list of Session Titles and Sponsors. Here we announce our 5 sponsored and co-sponsored Sessions and describe their aims.

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, once the Call For Papers has completed its specified span.  We will publish the Abstracts for these Papers as the preparations for the Congress advance and 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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