Thursday, September 04, 2008

Call for Papers: International Medieval Congress in Leeds, 2009

The next International Medieval Congress (IMC) in Leeds (UK) is going to held on 13-16 July 2009. The annual IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum in the heart of the United Kingdom for the discussion of all aspects of medieval studies. Papers and sessions on any topic or theme in the European Middle Ages are welcome. Each Congress has one particular special thematic strand on an area of interdisciplinary study in a wider context. However, this strand is not intended to be an exclusive and submissions from all spheres of medieval research, in any major European language, are welcome. Successful and popular sessions at this year's IMC, including a session sponsored by the Medieval Logistics Group, discussed military logistics, technology and communications. We still felt, however, that much more could have been offered in these traditionally neglected subject areas which are only recently receiving the attention they deserve. It is hoped that a session/strand provisionally entitled 'Military Logistics, Technology and Communication' will provide another fruitful opportunity for researchers in these fields to discuss their work. Those interested in presenting their research should note that sessions usually consist of three papers of 20 minutes duration each with 10 minutes of discussion per paper. Proposals for sessions have to be submitted to Leeds by 30 September 2008, so please send provisional paper titles and a very brief abstract to Jason T Roche ( by Friday 19 September. Further information, including bursary details, can be found at