Medieval Studies Travel Awards

The Program in Medieval Studies and the Medieval Studies Workshop are pleased

to announce that travel awards are available this year to University of Chicago

graduate students attending the 46th International Congress on Medieval

Studies in Kalamazoo, MI from May 12-15, 2011.

Graduate students presenting papers, moderating or organizing sessions, or just

attending the congress are welcome to apply for an award. We strongly

encourage all those attending to apply, since the funds for these awards are only

available until June of this year. Funds may also be available for graduate

students traveling to other conferences in addition to the Kalamazoo Congress,

provided that the conference occurs before June 2011.

In order to apply, please send a letter (one page maximum) with the following

information to Torsten Edstam ( by no later than 5:00 PM

on April 1, 2011:

1. Name

2. Department and status (MA/PhD)

3. Title of session and role of applicant (presenter, moderator, organizer, etc.)

4. Brief summary (1 paragraph maximum) of paper/session

Applicants will be notified about the status of their applications by mid-April.

Please direct all questions to Torsten Edstam (

28th Annual Conference of the Illinois Medieval Association


The 28th Annual Conference of the Illinois Medieval Association

February 25-26, 2011

DePaul University


The annual IMA conference will take place this year at DePaul University on February 25-26.  An array of sessions, in art, history, literature, music, philosophy, and even digital humanities have been scheduled—“Representing the Middle Ages” in numbers of ways.  Along the same lines, James Robinson (Curator of Late Medieval Collections at the British Museum) will present the plenary paper:  “Material Understanding:  Making the Middle Ages Matter at the British Museum.”  The conference schedule is available on the IMA’s website at  The registration form is also there.

For out-of-towners, arrangements have been made with the Belden-Stratford Hotel for nicely discounted rates:  $99.00 a night for suites with queen-sized beds.  The Belden-Stratford’s an elegant hotel that’s convenient to DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus, where the conference will take place.  They’re holding a number of rooms for IMA participants, but reservations have to be made by February 8.  For more information about the Belden-Stratford, go to their website at; to make reservations, call 800-800-8301 and mention the Illinois Medieval Association.