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Early-stage paper proposals for ICMS and IMC 2019

EPISCOPUS is preparing for ICMS Kalamazoo and IMC Leeds 2019 by calling for early-stage paper proposals around which we can shape the direction of three session proposals focused on the role of bishops and secular clergy in medieval society. We ask for a title, 1-3 sentences of explanation (full abstracts also welcome), and your assurance that you plan to attend the conference in person. Submissions from a wide geographic and temporal scope within the frame of "medieval" are welcome, and we are happy to accept submissions from early career scholars and seasoned Kalamazoo presenters alike. Scholars who presented in the 2018 Episcopus Brevia session will have preferred consideration. To submit, please use one of the following links:

ICMS Kalamazoo EPISCOPUS events

EPISCOPUS is sponsoring several events at Kalamazoo (aka, the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies), 9-13 May 2018.

  • Session no. 242: Start Ups and Flops I: Episcopal Start Ups
  • Session no. 300: Start Ups and Flops II: Pastors and Disasters
  • Session no. 384: Start Ups and Flops III: Start Ups and (We Hope Not) Flops. This last will be an unusual session, modeled in part on similar successful sessions at the American Historical Association. Up to 10 scholars will have ca. 3 minutes each to present informally a current research idea. The audience and session participants will then respond with suggestions about where to take the ideas. Our goals will be to foster research in its very early stages and to generate paper proposals for the International Congress in 2019. This session will be neither a traditional session nor a roundtable, although it comes closer to a roundtable in format, and that is how it is categorized by the Congress.

We also welcome you attend Episcopus's business meeting, on Saturday at 11:30 in Bernhard G10. A hot lunch is included ($17, cash or check).