The schedule for the Forty-Seventh International Congress on Medieval Studies was released today, giving scholars a first look at what will be happening at the world’s largest gathering of medievalists. The Congress, which is held at Western Michigan University, will be held from May 10-13, 2012.
The annual International Congress on Medieval Studies brings together about five thousand scholars, writers and history-lovers, to listen to papers given on a wide variety of medieval topics. Dozens of scholarly groups also meet during the congress, and most major publishers also attend, where they sell their books and meet up with potential authors.
This years plenary speakers are David Wallace of the University of Pennsylvania, who will speak about “Conceptualizing Literary History: Europe, 1348–1418″, and Paul Binski of the University of Cambridge, whose paper is entitled, “The Heroic Age of Gothic: Invention and Its Contexts 1200–1400″.
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