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Midwest Medieval History Conference


  • 23 Apr 2020 3:07 PM | Anonymous

    Unfortunately, due to uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic the officers have decided to postpone our Fall 2020 meeting until Fall 2021.

    Please keep an eye out in a year or so for the Call for Papers for our Fall 2021 meeting at Calvin College.

  • 6 Mar 2020 9:57 AM | Anonymous

    Midwest Medieval History Conference

    October 16 and 17, 2020

    Place: Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI


    Plenary speaker: George Greenia (William and Mary).
  • 17 Jul 2019 12:49 PM | Anonymous

    This session is devoted to investigations of the phenomenon and intersection of travel, trade and exchange in the medieval period. Papers may approach travel in terms of exploration, migration, pilgrimage, commerce, diplomacy, or missions. Similarly, the concepts of trade and exchange may encompass the exchange of religious objects, animals, plants, food products, gifts, relics, books/literature, trade goods, ideas, and people. What benefits come from investigating these phenomena in the medieval period and what conclusions can be drawn? What similarities emerge between travel, trade and exchange in the medieval period and similar activities in other eras (antiquity, the early modern era, the twenty-first century)? Does it matter if such activities occur on a more local basis (for example, within a given region) or in a more long-distance fashion between geographical regions and more disparate cultures? Why did medieval individuals engage in such activities and how and why did they choose to commemorate their experiences?

    An abstract of no more than 250 words, together with name, institutional affiliation (if any), contact information, technological preferences and a paper title should be sent to jbird@saintmarys.edu by 5pm on September 10th .

  • 3 May 2019 8:43 AM | Anonymous

    Fifty-Eighth Annual Midwest Medieval History Conference

    September 20-21, 2019
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

    Conference Schedule

    The annual conference brings together historians working on all eras of medieval history. For 2019 the featured speaker will be Anne Lester (Johns Hopkins). The Conference will take place from mid-day Friday through Saturday evening. For a full schedule of speakers and events, download the PDF form of the program or visit the web version at the new MMHC website: https://mmhc.wildapricot.org/.


    The registration fee for the conference is $100 for regular attendees and $50 for graduate students and includes the conference lunch on Saturday, September 21. To avoid a late fee, please register before August 16. Online registration is now open.

    When registering, attendees will have the option of attending the Conference Banquet held on Saturday evening, September 21. Those intending to attend the banquet must book in advance through the online registration system.

    Conference Venue

    All conference presentations and meals will be held in the Eck Visitors Center. For parking, please consult the campus mapand use the visitor parking overlay.

    Conference Housing

    A block of rooms for Friday and Saturday evening has been reserved at the Morris Inn.Book through the registration form.

    Questions or Concerns?

    If you have other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email Daniel Hobbins (dhobbins@nd.edu)

    Sponsored by the Medieval Institute, the Department of History, and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts at the University of Notre Dame.

  • 7 Mar 2019 9:39 AM | Anonymous




    20 AND 21 SEPTEMBER, 2019


    The fifty-eighth annual meeting of the Midwest Medieval History Conference will be held on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN on 20-21 September, 2019.

    The conference will begin on Friday afternoon with graduate papers and a keynote by Anne E. Lester, John W. Baldwin and Jenny Jochens Associate Professor of Medieval History at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women’s Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne and has co-edited volumes on medieval materiality, religious movements, and crusades and memory.

    The remainder of Friday and Saturday’s program will feature scholarly papers on all aspects of medieval history, especially those related to this year’s theme: Medieval Religion(s), and an exhibit of manuscripts. We welcome papers by graduate students (those presenting receive an honorarium), and independent, early-stage, and senior scholars. The programming committee is also happy to consider proposals addressing teaching, pedagogy, and digital humanities. Abstracts of 250-300 words may be emailed to the program chair, Jessalynn Bird, at jbird@saintmarys.edu.

    Queries regarding organization may be sent to the conference organizer, Daniel Hobbins, at dhobbins@nd.edu.

    Deadline for submissions: March 16, 2019

  • 13 Sep 2018 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    Members will be delighted to hear that the site for the 2018 conference is up.


    Information about registration and accommodation can be found here:


    More information will be available in the weeks to come.

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