IMC 2025

Curtain Fragment with Galloping Horse (The Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund, 1948.27)

Conference Date: Jul 07, 2025–Jul 10, 2025 Location: University of Leeds, United Kingdom, Leeds

Applications will be accepted from Mar 15, 2024–Sep 09, 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 2025 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 7–10, 2025. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

The thematic strand for the 2025 IMC is “Worlds of Learning.” See the IMC Call for Papers for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion.

Coronavirus restrictions permitting, IMC organizers plan to host an in-person gathering in Leeds, with virtual involvement possible for those who are unable to attend in person.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website. The deadline for submission is September 9, 2024. Proposals should include:

  • Title
  • 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
  • Organizer CV

Applicants with be contacted by September 16, 2024, about 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 ICM via Confex by September 30, 2024.

The session organizer may act as the moderator or present a paper. Participants may only present papers in one session.

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 participants traveling from within Europe and up to $1400 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. Participants must participant 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.