Medieval Congress

9:03 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Medieval Congress This Weekend at WMU

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The event is the largest gathering of professional academics, students, performers and enthusiasts interested in medieval times
  • Source: Wmich
  • | Via: University news release
KALAMAZOO-More than 3,000 of the world's leading academics and others interested in the Middle Ages will gather on the Western Michigan University campus Thursday through Sunday, May 8-11, to examine all aspects of the period, from music to military, maritime and monastic history.
9:53 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Kalamazoo goes medieval for a week

Broadsword demonstration at the 2011 Congress
Credit WMU University Relations

This week Kalamazoo becomes a virtual time machine as hundreds of scholars arrive for the annual International CongressĀ on Medieval Studies. The 48th gathering at Western Michigan University will include serious academic discussions along with some that are more accessible to the public. The latter category includes sessions on medieval themes in the Harry Potter books and recent movies like The Hobbit.

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