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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

International Conferences

Each year, IMEMS supports delegations of students and staff in order to attend international conferences around the world.

Find out more about our past and future presence by following the links below.


Early Modern

International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo

The International Congress on Medieval Studies, is an annual gathering of more than 3,000 scholars interested in Medieval Studies. It features more than 550 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and performances.

The Renaissance Society of America Conference

Founded in 1954, the Renaissance Society of America promotes the study of the period 1300–1650. The RSA brings together scholars from many backgrounds in a wide variety of disciplines from North America and around the world.

The International Medieval Congress, Leeds

Drawing medievalists from over 50 countries, with over 1,500 individual papers and 500 academic sessions and a wide range of concerts, performances, readings, round tables, excursions, bookfair and associated events, the Leeds International Medieval Congress (IMC) is Europe's largest annual gathering in the humanities.

The North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS)

NACBS is a scholarly society dedicated to all aspects of the study of British civilization. The NACBS sponsors a scholarly journal, the Journal of British Studies, online publications, an annual conference, as well as several academic prizes, graduate fellowships, and undergraduate essay contests. While the largest single group of its members teach British history in colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, the NACBS has significant representation among specialists in literature, art history, politics, law, sociology, and economics. Its membership also includes many teachers at universities in countries outside North America, secondary school teachers, and independent scholars. NACBS meets annually, normally in a joint meeting with one of the regional conferences, and occurs over a weekend, beginning on a Friday.