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Between 5-9 July 2021, IMC 2021 welcomed exactly 2,021 medievalists from over 60 countries to enjoy five days of papers from across the field of medieval studies. Hosted via Pathable’s virtual event platform, the annual event was the largest gathering of medieval scholars anywhere in the world. For the first...

As medievalists, our lives have changed immeasurably as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. From lockdown closure of archives to getting to grips with wholly virtual teaching, no area of our practice has been unaffected by the pandemic. Between 5-9 July, this year’s IMC will, of course, be held online....

We know all too well that scheduling is a perennial frustration when attending international conferences, especially in-person. Until human cloning technology is perfected, it simply isn’t possible to divide yourself in two and be in two session rooms at once! Each year, regardless of whether the IMC is held online...

We are excited today to be launching our programme for IMC 2021. In the programme this year you will find the details on all papers and sessions for this summer’s International Medieval Congress. For the second year, the IMC is a virtual event due to the ongoing pandemic. This year,...

IMC 2021 will be a virtual event which will take place wholly online between Monday 5 July and Friday 9 July 2021. This difficult decision was taken following consultation with senior management here at the University of Leeds, as well as the IMC Programming and Steering Committees, and as a...

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...