Call for Papers
Conference on Cistercian and Monastic Studies
Western Michigan University
May 11-14, 2017
The Conference on Cistercian and Monastic Studies invites papers for its annual meeting, which is held concurrently with the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS). While papers which fit into the themes below are encouraged, all papers on Cistercian Studies or, more broadly, monastic studies, which cover any time period will be seriously considered for the conference.
Cistercian Abbeys of Brittany
Cistercian Liturgy and History
Cistercian Manuscripts Lost and Found
Cistercian Saints’ Lives and Exempla: Historical Sources?
Issues in Cistercian and Monastic Studies
Memory and Memory Aids in 12th Century Cistercian Writing
Monks and the World: The Political and Economic Activities of Medieval Cistercian Monasteries
Pseudo-Bernard: The Writers, Works, and Readers
Teaching Monasticism in the Academy and the Abbey
The Cistercian and Monastic Inspiration for the Reformation, On Occasion of the 500th Anniversary of Luther’s Theses
The Influence of Cistercian Writing on Vernacular Authors
The Intersection of Material and Spiritual Culture in Medieval Monasticism
Address questions to the Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org). Send abstracts and participant information forms (http://www.wmich.edu/medievalcongress/submissions) to the same email address by September 1, 2016 for full consideration.
 Some sessions are a part of the ICMS program, while others are exclusively a part of the Cistercian Conference. Organizers cannot guarantee that a participant’s paper will be a part of the ICMS program.