"It makes an incredible difference to the Institute... At the same time it doesn't just belong to us."
"You meet authors because they're all here in one place... they can't get away from you!"
Farkas Gabor Kiss
"The atmosphere contained a sense of creativity."
"The Middle Ages belong to everyone, and are used and abused by everyone."
Maria João Branco
"The Bookfair was impressive... We didn't have access to that sort of bibliography."
"When past events are singled out and used for political gains, historians have a duty to put things in perspective."
Otávio Luiz Vieira Pinto
"It's been a great experience in terms of inserting ourselves into this global community."
"It's like a carnival!"
"I really feel coming here allows me to be on top of my game."
Ahmed Hussein attended his first IMC in 2017, with support from an IMC Bursary.
Nada Zečević travelled to her first IMC in 2002 from Bosnia-Hercegovina.
Feyza Sacmali spoke to us about attending her first IMC in 2017.
Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides first came to the IMC in 2013. We asked her what brought her back in 2017.
Lisa Fagin Davis
"There's a lot of really fantastic work that goes on here. And it really gives you an opportunity to step outside your own field."
"There is a great sense of community."
"You meet people and then you meet them after a year again, and you can start working together on projects."
"Someone who can feel proud not only of my own work, but of the big house that's hosting this massive gathering."
Kurt Villads Jensen
"History is the future now."
"I think it's been formative in making me into an interdisciplinary and international scholar."
"I've seen people who came here as undergraduates who are now employed as professors."
"To depict history in terms of global scale, is really an essential challenge to go beyond."
"I can make a paper on every subject in the world in 20 minutes!"
"I find Yorkshire, York and Leeds some of the most beautiful places I was."