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Between 5-9 July 2020, vIMC 2020 welcomed a global audience of medievalists to an unprecedented virtual experiment.  Hosted online via the brand-new University of Leeds events app, delegates particularly enjoyed the ‘enthusiasm of presenters and delegates’ and the ‘international’ atmosphere as well as ‘the ability to take part without leaving...

There are only a few days to go until the first virtual International Medieval Congress and we’re looking forward to (virtually!) welcoming delegates from around the world. The move to a virtual congress creates a brilliant opportunity for those who may otherwise have found it difficult to attend the physical...

We’re delighted that the virtual #imc2020 app is now live. Registered delegates can access the app (or download it to their device) here. In the app, you can browse all aspects of vIMC – including the event programme, virtual bookfair, virtual craft fair and marketplace, and make connections with other...

Dear fellow medievalists,  On these pages you will find the details of the virtual IMC 2020 (vIMC). Following the pandemic lockdown and the cancellation of IMC 2020, we consulted IMC 2020 scheduled participants and attendees, and, encouraged by the enthusiasm and support of respondents, we decided to put together a...

We were delighted to receive nearly 800 responses to our survey regarding a possible virtual event to replace IMC 2020, including around 500 fellow medievalists interested in presenting their papers virtually.  The overwhelming majority of respondents keen to deliver their papers as live via video conferencing software. At present, we...

Following our announcement last week that IMC 2020 has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are excited to invite you to take part in our initial consultation as we explore possible options for a more limited, digital-only event this July. We are actively exploring a...

Dear fellow medievalists, It is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel this year’s International Medieval Congress, 6-9 July 2020, as a result of the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). This decision has not been taken lightly and has followed in-depth consultations with many colleagues across the University of...

We appreciate your patience while we are awaiting further guidance on whether IMC 2020 can go ahead as planned in July 2020. The escalation of advisory measures in the UK last week has meant that all efforts on campus have been directed towards the shift to online delivery of teaching...

The situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) both in the UK and internationally has developed since our last update. As of 16 March 2020, the UK government has announced new guidelines, including restrictions on overseas travel, advice against unnecessary social contact, and proposed that home working and social distancing be implemented. These...

We are closely monitoring the situation in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact upon IMC 2020 this July. Based on current UK Government advice, we are continuing work as planned to hold the IMC on 6-9 July 2020. We are mindful of uncertainty prompted by the outbreak and cannot...