60th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Bowl with Fish (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Christopher C. Grisanti and Suzanne P. Fawbush, 2000, 2000.322)

Conference Date: May 08, 2025–May 10, 2025 Location: Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Applications will be accepted from Mar 15, 2024–May 13, 2024.

How to Propose a Session

To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 60th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 8–10, 2024. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website. The deadline for submission is May 13, 2024. Proposals should include:

  • Title
  • Session abstract (300 words)
  • A description of the importance and/or timeliness of the proposed session (100 words)
  • Proposed list of session participants (presenters and session presider)
  • CV

Applicants will be contacted by May 20, 2024, regarding the status of their proposal. The organizer of the selected session is responsible for working with the Director of the Mary Jaharis Center to ensure that the panel is submitted to the ICMS via Confex by June 1, 2024.

The session organizer may act as the presider or present a paper. The session organizer will be responsible for writing the Call for Papers. The CFP must be approved by the Mary Jaharis Center. Session participants will be chosen by the session organizer and the Mary Jaharis Center.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse a maximum of 4 session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $800 maximum for scholars traveling from North America and up to $1400 maximum for those traveling from outside North America. 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. Participants must participate in the conference in-person to receive funding. The Mary Jaharis Center regrets that it cannot reimburse participants who have last-minute cancellations and are unable to attend the conference.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.