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New Voices Sessions

‘New Voices’ sessions at Leeds and Kalamazoo

Annually, ISSEME sponsors  ‘New Voices’ sessions by graduate students and young researchers at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University and at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds.

Chelsea Shields-Más is currently in charge of organizing ISSEME’s New Voices sessions. See below for information on submitting a proposal for 2023.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2023

New Voices on Early Medieval England I & II

Sponsored by: International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England (ISSEME)

Contact: Chelsea Shields-Más: shieldsmasc@oldwestbury.edu

Modality: New Voices I will be a blended (hybrid) session and New Voices II will be in-person.

Since 2003, the “New Voices on Early Medieval England” sessions at Kalamazoo (formerly “New Voices in Anglo-Saxon Studies”) have been an ongoing and successful tradition for scholars of early English literature, history, archaeology and culture attending the annual conference. New and emerging scholars in studies on early medieval England working in any discipline are invited to submit proposals for consideration.

The 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies will be held in a hybrid format from Thursday, May 11th – Saturday May 13th, at Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, MI. Applicants can view the full Call for Papers online (https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call).

All proposals should be submitted through the online conference application portal (https://icms.confex.com/icms/2023/cfp.cgi). Please send any questions to Chelsea Shields-Más. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, September 15th.

Leeds IMC 2023

New Voices on Early Medieval England I & II

Sponsored by: International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England (ISSEME)

Contact: Chelsea Shields-Más: shieldsmasc@oldwestbury.edu

Format: Submissions for both in-person and virtual papers will be considered

The New Voices sessions are intended for all scholars new to studying early medieval England, including research students, early career researchers, and anyone who has recently begun to work in this area. They provide an interdisciplinary perspective and showcase new work in early English literature, history, archaeology, and culture. New and emerging scholars in studies on early medieval England working in any discipline are invited to submit proposals for consideration.

The 2023 Leeds International Medieval Congress will be held Monday, July 3rd – Thursday, July 6th, 2023 at the University of Leeds, UK. Covid-19 restrictions permitting, the IMC plans to hold an in-person conference in Leeds, with virtual involvement possible for those who are unable to attend in person.

For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract, along with your contact details, affiliation, and your preference for in-person or virtual presentation. All proposals (and questions!) should be submitted to Chelsea Shields-Más via email. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, September 1st.

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