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 (2018) CMS is sponsoring three panels at Kalamazoo:

  • "Translating Genres: Arabic Prose and European Literatures" Organized by Mario Cossio Olavide and Emma Snowden.

  • "Good Eats: The Culture, Politics and Materiality of Food in the Middle Ages" Organized by Michelle Hamilton.

  • "Anglo-Saxon Texts and the Practice of Literary Criticism: Past, Present, and Future" Organized by Andrew Scheil.