About the International Medieval Congress (IMC)
The conference is organised and administered by the Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS) at the University of Leeds. Since its start in 1994, the Congress has established itself as an annual event with an attendance of over 2,000 medievalists from all over the world. It is the largest conference of its kind in Europe.
Drawing medievalists from over 50 countries, with over 1,800 individual papers and 650 academic sessions and a wide range of concerts, performances, readings, round tables, excursions, bookfair and associated events, the Leeds International Medieval Congress is Europe's largest annual gathering in the humanities.
The twenty-fourth International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds From July 3–76, 2016. The thematic strand for 2017 is Otherness.
How to Propose a Session
The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 24th International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 3–6, 2017. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.
The thematic strand for the 2017 IMC is “Otherness.” See the IMC Call for Papers for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion.
Session proposals should be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website site. The deadline for submission isAugust 31, 2016. Proposals should include:
- 100-word session abstract
- Session moderator and academic affiliation
- Information about the three papers to be presented in the session. For each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 100-word abstract
Successful applicants will be notified by mid-September if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress. The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the International Medieval Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal.
If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $600 maximum for EU residents and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided.
Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.
The session organizer may act as the moderator or present a paper. Participants may only present papers in one session.
Please contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.
For more detailed information please click on "Further Official Information" below.
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