Summer 2018 Updates

Just a few updates:

The Center has had six sessions approved for the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS).  They are listed in the Call for Papers for the Congress, available at http://www.wmich.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/u434/2016/medieval-call-for-papers-2017.pdf.  This document is always available electronically.

The Center will also be sponsoring additional panels which are not a part of ICMS and we invite paper proposals for one session each on Digital Projects on Monasticism and Monastic Archives.  We also appreciate paper proposals.  All of these materials can be sent to mdvl_ccms@wmich.edu.

Finally, we have just completed a project to make the schedules for previous Cistercian conferences available online.  They can be seen at http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/cistercian-conference/

 

 

Planning for 2018 Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies Conference

Last week’s conference included a fine slate of papers as well as good company and wonderful weather.  We can’t thank our panel organizers, paper presenters and session presiders enough for their work!

Now it’s time to plan for 2018 CCMS!  As you may remember, some of the CCMS panels are also ICMS panels, so our submission schedule closely adheres to the schedule for the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University.

Deadlines:

Panel proposals

May 26, 2017 (Friday) by noon – Panel Recommendations to mdvl_ccms@wmich.edu so the Conference Steering committee (Marvin Döbler, Hugh Feiss, Anne Lester, Stefano Mula) can prepare submissions.

Recommendations should include:  Title, name and contact information for the person organizing the panel, one-page (250-400 words) intellectual justification for the session (significance, why now?, potential participants can also be included).  Only the organizer must be committed to the session at this time.

Paper Proposals

September 15 –Deadline for paper submissions to panel organizers from ICMS call for papers or for CCMS sessions from blog, deadline for paper abstracts to CCMS portion of the conference to mdvl_ccms@wmich.edu for consideration by the steering committee.

Our process

The submissions for CCMS are approved by the CCMS conference steering committee, so the deadlines are slightly different than those for the International Congress on Medieval Studies.  Additionally, CCMS welcomes proposals on any facet of monasticism in any historical period, not only the middle ages.

As always, questions can be sent to our email address, mdvl_ccms@wmich.edu.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please fill out this form.