Monday, May 9, 2022
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Submission Deadline
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI

Dear friends of Musicology at Kalamazoo,

The program committee for Musicology at Kalamazoo (Gillian Gower, Christina Kim, Andrea Klassen, Sarah Long, and Lucia Marchi) invites abstracts for the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 9-14, 2022. The session topics approved by the Congress include:

• Chant and Liturgy
• Disciplining Music in the Global Middle Ages
• Bodies in Motion: Singers, Dancers, and Musicians
• Chant and Polyphony: Looking Beyond the Cantus Firmus
• Digital Humanities and Medieval Music

We hope these topics can foster dialogue between musicologists and scholars in other areas, so we encourage specialists in fields other than Music to submit proposals. Musicology at Kalamazoo strives to foster an environment that is supportive of medievalists of color and other marginalized groups. Papers tackling themes of diversity, inclusion, pedagogy, class, race, disability, gender, and sexual orientation will also be particularly welcome at our sessions. We have also had a workshop approved: Strategies for Inclusive Pedagogy in the Medieval Musicology Classroom. Details on the workshop will be announced later (paper proposals are not accepted for the workshop).

Please keep in mind that we intend these session titles mostly as "hooks," rather than limitations, on which a multitude of proposals can be placed, so send us your best work. Proposals for papers (usually 20 mins) should include an abstract of no more than 300 words. All proposals must be submitted by 15 September 2021 via the Confex call for papers system on the ICMS website: . This is required by the Medieval Institute.

If you have any questions, please contact the committee at We look forward to seeing you (virtually) at Kalamazoo next May.

The Musicology at Kalamazoo Program Committee