49th International Congress on Medieval Studies – Kalamazoo

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

May 8-11, 2014

The Congress is an annual gathering of more than 3,000 scholars interested in Medieval Studies. It features more than 550 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and performances. There are also some 90 business meetings and receptions sponsored by learned societies, associations, and institutions. The exhibits hall boasts nearly 70 exhibitors, including publishers, used book dealers, and purveyors of medieval sundries. The Congress lasts three and a half days, extending from Thursday morning until Sunday at noon.

Submissions deadlines

Advance information

(some) Sponsored and Special Sessions approved on Manuscript Studies:

  • Action de Recherche Concertée, Fédération Wallonie: Speculum Arabicum: Medieval Encyclopaedism between the East and the West I–II. [mail: Mattia Cavagna – Univ. Catholique de Louvain]
  • American Benedictine Academy: The Place of Reading in Medieval Benedictine Monasticism. [mail: Hugh Bernard Feiss, OSB – Monastery of the Ascension]
  • American Society of Irish Medieval Studies (ASIMS): I. The Life of the Early Irish Monk; II. The Robert T. Farrell Lecture; III. Portable Culture: Objects and Ideas across the Northern Seas, 500–1500 (A Roundtable). [mail: James Lyttleton – Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland]
  • Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Project: Premonstratensian Houses: Their Foundations, Socio-Economic, and Cultural History. [mail: Claude Evans – Univ. of Toronto–Mississauga]
  • Anglo-Norman Text Society: Anglo-Norman Literature in Manuscript: The Physical Contexts of Anglo-Norman Texts. [mail: Maureen Boulton – University of Notre Dame]
  • APICES (Association Paléographique International: Culture-Écriture-Société): Medieval Book Design: Form and Function. [mail: Marc H. Smith – École nationale des chartes]
  • CARA (Committee on Centers and Regional Associations, Medieval Academy of America): Writing the  Middle Ages for Multiple Audiences (A Panel Discussion). [mail: Michael A. Ryan – Univ. of New Mexico]
  • Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis Univ.: I. Games and Ludic Texts; II. Hearing Images, Seeing Stories in Illuminated Manuscripts: Interconnected, yet Independent Story Telling . [mail: Teresa Harvey – St. Louis Univ.]
  • Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham Univ.: Epistolary Evidence and the History of Ideas: Beyond the Personal in Medieval Letter Collections. [mail: Gemma Wain – Durham Univ.]
  • Dept. of History, Durham Univ.: Sauces from Poitou: Twelfth-Century Culinary Recipes in a Medical Collection. [mail: Giles Gasper – Durham Univ.]
  • School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham Univ.: Vernacular Readings of the Medieval Library. [mail: Luke Sunderland – Durham Univ.]
  • Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Univ. and Univ. of York: European Countercurrents: English Influence on Continental Literature during the Long Twelfth Century. [mail: George Younge – Univ. of York]
  • Cultures of the digital Economy Research Institute, Anglia Ruskin Univ.: The Medieval Text: Manuscript to Digital. [mail: Leah Tether – Anglia Ruskin Univ.]
  • Dept. of English, Princeton Univ.: Word-Play: The Roles of Proverbs in Medieval Vernacular Texts. [mail: Sarah M. Anderson – Princeton Univ.].
  • Dept. of History, King’s College London: New Approaches to Carolingian Charters. [mail: Rachel Stone – King’s College London]
  • Digital Resource for Palaeography (DigiPal), Dept. of Digital Humanities, King’s College London: I. Digital Methods: Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Studies; II. Digital Methods: Reading between the Lines of Medieval Manuscripts. [mail: Stewart J. Brookes – King’s College London]
  • Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Studies: Manuscript Studies across the Disciplines. [mail: Albert Lloret – Univ. of Massachusetts]
  • Early Book Society: I. Scribes, Scripts, and Readers: In Memory of Malcom B. Parkes; II. Made to Order? Customizing Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Books; III. Manuscript to Print and Back Again: Texts, Glosses, Illustrations; IV. Multilingual Texts. [mail: Martha W. Driver – Pace Univ.]
  • Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML): I. Introduction to vHMML, an Online Environment for Manuscript Studies (A Workshop); II. The Aftermath of the Templars. [mail: Matthew Z. Heintzelman – Saint John’s Univ.]
  • History of Books and Texts Special Interest Group, The English Association: Medieval Manuscripts in the  Digital Age. [mail: Elaine Treharne – Stanford Univ.]
  • King Alfred’s Notebook LLC: Medieval Manuscripts in North America: Texts, Illuminations, Collections. [mail: Scott Gwara – Univ. of South Carolina]
  • Medieval Studies, Indiana Univ. – Purdue Univ. – Fort Wayne: Strange Letters: Alphabets in Medieval Manuscripts. [mail: Damian Fleming – Indiana Univ., Purdue Univ., Fort Wayne]
  • Medieval Studies, Univ. of Mississippi: England and the Celtic World in Insular Chronicles. [mail: Lindy Brady – Univ. of Mississippi]
  • Research Group on Manuscript Evidence: I. Medieval Writing Materials: Combining Form and Contents in Surfaces, Substances, and Enclosures; II. Individual Style or House Style? Challenges and Methodologies for Assessing Hands in Scribal Contributions, Artistic Production, and Creative Achievements. [mail: Mildred Budny – Research Group on Manuscript Evidence].
  • Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research: I. The Electronic Beowulf at One-and-Twenty; II–III. Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: In Honor of Kevin S. Kiernan I–II; III. Old English and Old  Norse Connections. [mail: Elizabeth C. Teviotdale]
  • Schoenberg database of Manuscripts Project, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies: Tracking Medieval Manuscript Books and Documents through Time: Networks of Transmission and Practices of Collecting. [mail: Lynn Ransom – Univ. of Pennsylvania Libraries]
  • Society for Beneventan Studies: Lowe and Beyond: New Directions in Research at the Centenary of The Beneventan Script (1914-2014) I–II. [mail: Andrew J. M. Irving – The General Theological Seminary]
  • Society for Early English and Norse Electronic Texts (SEENET); Piers Plowman Electronic Archive: Medieval Texts and Digital Editions: Obstacles and Opportunities. [mail: Jim Knowles – North Carolina State Univ.]
  • Collaborative Editing and Middle English Miscellanies: The Book of Brome (A Roundtable). [mail: A. B. Kraebel -Yale Univ.]
  • Cultures of Reading in Anglo-Saxon England. [mail: Samantha Zacher – Univ. Cornell]
  • Extraprofessional Manuscripts: Image and Text in Hybrid Contexts. [mail: Elizabeth Schirmer – New Mexico State Univ.]
  • ‘Intitulatio’: Titles and Titling of Medieval Works and Manuscripts. [mail: Juris G. Lidaka – West Virginia State Univ.]
  • Manuscript and Early Print Interactions. [mail: Mary Wellesley]
  • Manuscript Context for Early Anglo-Saxon, Caroline, and Germanic Verse. [mail: Bruce Gilchrist – Concordia Univ.]
  • Prologue and Auctoritas in the Translation and Interpretation of Medieval Iberian Texts. [mail: Helen C. Tarp – Idaho State Univ.]
  • Single-Manuscript Texts: The Challenges and Opportunities of uniqueness. [mail: Arthur W. Bahr – Massachusetts Institute of Technology]
  • Text and Material Culture in Late Antique and Early Medieval Iberia. [mail: Scott de Brestian – Central Michigan Univ.]
  • The Word and the World: Exegetical Readings of Everyday Life in the Early Middle Ages. [mail: Daniel Price – Univ. of Toronto]



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