Medieval Congress

Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Scholars and experts on the Middle Ages will be in Kalamazoo beginning Thursday. 

50th Medieval Congress Celebrates Congresses Past

May 8, 2015
A smelting demonstration at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies in 2013
WMU Medieval Institute

May 14th through May 17th, 3,000 medieval scholars from around the world will flood Western Michigan University’s campus for the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies.

The event is the largest gathering of professional academics, students, performers and enthusiasts interested in medieval times

WMU University Relations

This week Kalamazoo becomes a virtual time machine as hundreds of scholars arrive for the annual International Congress 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.