21 July, 2016

31st International Conference on Medievalism, U of Bamberg

Our 31st International Conference, graciously organized and hosted by Ingrid Bennewitz, Christoph Houswitschka, Martin Fischer, and Klaus van Eickels, took place at the U of Bamberg from July 18-21. Scholars from seven countries presented and tested their scholarship on the manifold forms of the reception of medieval culture in postmedieval times. The event was sponsored by the German National Research Association (DFG), the U of Bamberg's Center of Medieval Studies (ZEMAS), and of course the International Society for the Study of Medievalism.

For ISSM's 32nd (2017) conference, our colleague Siegrid Schmidt has agreed to welcome us to the magnificent city of Salzburg, Austria, and host us at the great facilities of the University of Salzburg, from July 15 through July 19, 2017. The theme of the conference is Orte des Mittelalters und ihre Präsenzen in der (Post-)Moderne // Medieval Places, (Post-)Modern Presences (of course, proposals on other topics are also considered). One keynote speaker, Ingrid Bennewitz (University of Bamberg, Germany) is already confirmed. Arthurian friends: please note that this conference immediately precedes the conference of the International Arthurian Society, July 24 through 28, in Würzburg, Germany, not far from Salzburg. More specific information will be forthcoming asap.

For ISSM's 33rd International Conference, in October 2018, we are in negotiations with our colleague Ann Howey at Brock University in Canada.