Conference History

The annual International Conference on Medievalism (ICOM; known as the General Conference on Medievalism until 1993) began with two meetings at the University of Notre Dame in 1986 and 1987. Subsequent conferences were organized through the Newberry Library and Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, Illinois: 1988), the United States Military Academy (West Point, New York 1989), Burg Kaprun (jointly with the 5th Symposium on Mittelalter-Rezeption, Austria: 1990), the University of Delaware (Newark, Delaware,1991), the University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida, 1992), the University of Leeds (UK: 1993), Montana State University (Bozeman, Montana, 1994), the Higgins Armory Museum (Worcester, Massachusetts: 1995), Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1996), Christ Church College (Canterbury, UK: 1997), University of Rochester (Rochester, New York, 1998), Montana State University (Bozeman, Montana, 1999), Hope College (Holland, Michigan: 2000), Buffalo State College (Buffalo, New York, 2001), the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, Iowa, 2002), St. Louis University (St. Louis, Missouri, 2003), University of New Brunswick (Canada: 2004), Towson University (Baltimore, Maryland: 2005), Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio: 2006), University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada: 2007), Wesleyan College (Macon, Georgia, 2008), Siena College (Loudonville, New York, 2009), and University of Groningen (The Netherlands, 2010), University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2011), Kent State University Regional Campuses (Warren and Canton, Ohio 2012), St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wisconsin 2013), Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, 2014), Washinton and Jefferson Colleg (Pittsburgh, PA, 2015), Bamberg University (Barvaria, 2016).

Additionally, Studies in Medievalism usually sponsors sessions at the International Congresses on Medieval Studies (Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, Michigan) and the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds (UK). Conference proceedings, including papers from the annual ICOM and the Kalamazoo and Leeds sessions, have been published in The Year’s Work in Medievalism.


The conference organizers and the editorial boards of Year’s Work in Medievalism and Studies in Medievalism thank everyone who participated in making these conferences successful.