Updates about Symposia and Kalamazoo

Dear IMSSS Members,

I am delighted to have two exciting updates to report.

First, our virtual Symposium this summer, “Conversions and Life Passages through the Mirror of Medieval Preachers,” will take place via Zoom, 16-21 July. It will include keynote addresses by Francisco Gimeno Blay (Universitat de València) and Tahera Qutbuddin (University of Chicago), many interesting papers, a round table discussion on Sermons and Digital Humanities, and a poster session. Most events will take place between 17:00 and 20:00 Madrid time (11:00 and 14:00 New York time). The Symposium is free, but registration is required. Beginning May 15, simply send an email to [email protected] to request the Zoom link. Included here are the provisional program and information for participants. For more information, visit https://imsss2021.wordpress.com/.

Second, planning is getting underway for a 2022 Symposium at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, under the leadership of Steven McMichael. Over 50% of our members participated in our electronic voting, and 71% of those voting were in favor of this proposal. The tentative dates are July 22-26, 2022.

I hope to see many of you at our Kalamazoo International Congress on Medieval Studies sessions and business meeting, May 13-15. Details are available on the Society’s website. https://imsss.net/congress/56th-international-congress-on-medieval-studies

Best wishes,

Anne Thayer