International Conferences

Since the WHO has declared the recent COVID-19 outbreak to be a global pandemic, and activities at various universities, schools, and public spaces are being suspended until further notice, please contact the organisations below directly if you wish to enquire about any scheduled events still taking place – especially international events.

The likelihood of any events due to be held in the next 3-6 months taking place as scheduled is extremely slim. However, it must be noted many organisations are moving to provide digital replacements for scheduled seminars and conferences. Please contact the organisers for the full details.

The AEMA Gazette cannot at this time check each listing to ensure information is up to date about future non-AEMA events being held as planned.



The 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies will be held at the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University, 7-10 May, 2020.

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

Conference website.



The 27th International Medieval Congress will be held at the University of Leeds, 6-9 July, 2020.

Cancelled due to COVID-19.

Conference website.

The 16th International Congress of Medieval Canon Law will be held at Saint Louis University, 19-25 July, 2020.

Conference website.




The 14th International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)

Food: Sacrificial, Spiritual, and Secular

National Taiwan University

23-24 October 2020

Food, whether secular or spiritual, physical or metaphysical, human or non-human, has
been an important issue throughout the history of this planet. Human history is a long
story of appetitive contest with nature and the environment, while consumption is an
empowering practice that involves struggle and sacrifice. The matter of food may
illuminate or complicate histories of labour, leisure, science, production, ethical
considerations, religious discourse and practices, and environmental concerns.

TACMRS warmly invites papers either in English or Chinese that reach beyond the
traditional chronological and disciplinary borders of Classical, Medieval, and Early
Modern Studies. To ensure the quality of the papers presented, the presenters should submit drafts of full papers by the end of August
2020. Selected full papers will be peer-reviewed and published in a special issue of Ex-position. There is no registration fee for the conference.

Abstracts due: 10 February 2020.

Conference website




The 28th International Medieval Congress will be held at the University of Leeds, 5-8 July, 2021.

The IMC provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Proposals on any topic related to the Middle Ages are welcome, while every year the IMC also chooses a special thematic focus.

Conference website.