46th International Congress on Medieval Studies

The program committee for Musicology at Kalamazoo (Cathy Ann Elias,

Mary Wolinski, and Linda Cummins) is pleased to announce the following

sessions for the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May

12-15, 2011:


I. Modern Reception of Medieval Music;

II. Music Education and Pedagogy;

III. Music and Saints;

IV. Performances: Images and Sounds;

V. Source Studies;

VI. Chant and Liturgy;

VII. Motets and the Like;

VIII. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Medieval Music;

IX. Centers and Peripheries of Musical Culture


We hope many if not all of these sessions can foster some real dialogue

between musicologists and scholars in other areas, so we encourage

specialists in fields other than Music to submit proposals.  Please

keep in mind as well 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 (as the editors of JAMS are

fond of saying). Even if it doesn’t precisely seem to fit one of these

topics–we may be able to make it work anyway, and we’ll try to find a

place for as many good proposals as we can.


Abstracts should be sent by 15 September to Cathy Ann Elias, program

committee chair, at the address below.  Electronic submissions are

encouraged. Please write in the subject part of the e-mail the

following:   KZOO 2011 (Please send submissions to



If you have to do it by US mail send material to

Cathy Ann Elias

5429 S. Hyde Park Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60615


You’ll also need to complete and submit the “Participant Information

Form” from the conference website, available at

http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html#PIF .

This is very important, not only because it is your only chance to make

A-V requests, but because it is required by the Medieval Institute.  It

is available as either a Word or PDF document. The Word document is

preferred. If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat (the writer, not just the

reader) on your computer, you cannot save a completed form of the PDF,

so you’ll have to print it and send it via snail-mail or fax.


If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Ann Elias.  We look

forward to seeing you in Kalamazoo next May.



Cathy Ann Elias (DePaul University)

Linda Cummins (University of Alabama)

Mary Wolinski (Western Kentucky University)