Kzoo Preview

The International Congress on Medieval Studies has released a preview of the schedule for its 56th Congress.

As always, the Congress is hosted by the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University. Rather than taking place in lovely Kalamazoo, the 56th Congress will take place via the Web from Monday, May 10 through Saturday, May 15, 2021.

The preview schedule notes that three pre-recorded lectures will be available during the conference itself and for a window of time between May 17 and May 29. Of special note to our readers will be the Lecture on the Reception of the Classics in the Middle Ages given by Danuta Shanzer (Univ. Wien). The lecture is titled “Passion, Personification, Sickness, Sin: Brooding on Envy in the Aetas Covidiana,” and David Konstan (New York Univ.) will serve as respondent.

Many sessions will be recorded live, but not all. These recordings will be made available to congress registrants in the period between May 17 and May 29. According to the event page, there will also be pre-recorded special content.

For more information on sessions explicitly (and obliquely) related to disability studies, visit the Premodern Disability Guide to the 56th Congress.

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