Since its inception CMS has regularly sent scholars—as panel and workshop organizers and as speakers—to the International Congress of Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University’s Medieval Institute.

This is the largest annual academic event focused on the Middle Ages. In addition to academic panels and workshops, there are performances, book exhibits, and various “medieval sundries.” Held each year in May, this event unites thousands of scholars of the Middle Ages. CMS regularly provides for transportation for graduate students from UMN to attend and participate.

This year CMS is sponsoring three panels at Kalamazoo:

  • "Tricksters in Medieval and Early Modern Culture" Organized by Isaac Schendel.

  • "The Roman Calendar after Rome" Organized by Mary Franklin Brown.

  • "Gender at the Borders of Christendom" Organized by Devon Bealke.