Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Now at Kalamazoo!

Greetings to MAM Friends and Members from Hadley Hall (i.e., Valley I)!

How much further to Kalamazoo?
The 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies (aka, "Kalamazoo") starts tomorrow, May 9! Or, for those of us who are early, it starts tonight ...

Please come to the MAM business meeting on Thursday, at 5:30 pm in Bernhard Center room 209 (refreshments will be available).  This is an ideal time for all interested parties to learn about the workings of the society and find ways to become involved in MAM activities!

The MAM Convener of Conferences, Alison Langdon <>, asked me to post the following message before the MAM business meeting on Thursday:

Procedures for Proposing and Filling a MAM-Sponsored Session at Kalamazoo 2014!!
While often sessions are generated out of interactions at the Congress itself, in order for members to vote on proposed sessions, please submit a session to me before the business meeting Thursday evening (simply a title for the session and your contact information will do at this stage, though I will need a brief session description soon after—see below).  If I receive session proposals after the business meeting, in absence of any other criteria I will opt for first-come, first-served.

The Congress Committee chooses the specific sessions from among those we propose, and their decisions are based in part on the brief session description and rationale provided for each.  Thus, any MAM member wishing to propose a session must also provide me with that description and rationale (100-200 words) by May 25 to allow me time to process everything and submit it to the Congress.

If there is a legitimate, pressing reason why your session cannot be scheduled for a particular day, please indicate this on your session paperwork.  While I will make such requests on the cover letter I submit with all the MAM paperwork, it is best to be safe.

As soon as I have notified session organizers that their sessions have been approved, they should post a detailed call for papers and the link to the Congress participant information form on the appropriate academic listservs.  As the September deadline approaches, post again.

Paperwork for approved sessions must be provided to me no later than September 25.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Kalamazoo!


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