Conf/CfP - Midwest Medieval History Conference, 29-30 September 2017, Western Michigan University, USA

Publish Date: Apr 13, 2017

Deadline: Jun 01, 2017

Fifty-Sixth Annual Midwest Medieval History Conference

September 29-30, 2017

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Call for Papers


President: Louis Haas, Middle Tennessee State University
Vice-president: Timothy Smit, Eastern Kentucky University
Secretary: Amy Bosworth, Ball State University
Treasurer: John Lomax, Ohio Northern University
CARA Representative: Amy Livingstone, Wittenberg University

Councilors: ; Laura Michele Diener, Marshall University; Linda Mitchell, Univeristy of Missouri, Kansas City
Program Chair: Amy Livingstone, Wittenberg University
International Congress Session Organizer: Jessalynn Bird, Independent Scholar

Founded in 1962, THE MIDWEST MEDIEVAL HISTORY CONFERENCE has no dues or formal membership. It is an ad hoc group existing primarily to hold annual meetings which move among various host institutions in the Midwest each fall. The 2016 meeting was held at Middle Tennessee State University; that of 2017 will be held at Western Michigan University. Other meetings have been held at such diverse places as the Universities of Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Illinois; Saint Louis, Purdue, and Ohio State Universities; and the Pontifical Institute for Mediæval Studies in Toronto. The MIDWEST MEDIEVAL HISTORY CONFERENCE also sponsors one or more sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies held each spring at Western Michigan University. It is one of the oldest -- if not the oldest -- constituent group of the Committee on Centers and Regional Associations (CARA) of the Medieval Academy of America.

The MIDWEST MEDIEVAL HISTORY CONFERENCE is, as its name implies, composed mostly of historians. Not that we don't enjoy the company of theologians, philologists, art historians, or literary critics, but we feel the necessity of occasionally meeting with colleagues from our discipline for a weekend of focused scholarship and good cheer. It is a wonderful group. Come to a couple of meetings and you'll find yourself accepted as a longtime associate. We are always anxious to make new friends, especially among younger faculty and graduate students. In fact we grant a modest subsidy -- currently, $150 -- to graduate students who read papers at the Friday afternoon sessions of the Conferences (which run from late Friday through Saturday). Friday afternoons have traditionally been reserved exclusively for papers by graduate students.

Keynote speaker:
 Ruth Mazo Karras,
The University of Minnesota Twin-Cities
"Thou Art The Man: King David and Medieval Masculinites."

The Midwest Medieval History Conference is seeking papers for its annual conference. Papers addressing any aspect of the Middle Ages are welcome, however those addressing gender and women, the medieval environment and material culture, and digital humanities are particularly encouraged. In addition to traditional conference panels focusing on research, the MMHC also invites proposals on medieval history in the classroom or on public engagement. Friday afternoon sessions are dedicated to Graduate student research papers and submissions from Graduate students are encouraged.

Submission deadline: June 1, 2017. Submit abstracts for papers or presentations to Amy Livingstone at

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