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This year’s 25th International Medieval Congress (IMC) welcomed 2,907 delegates to the city of Leeds, as part of the biggest Congress to date. There was a range of activity taking place to thank the IMC community for their support over the past quarter of a century. With special activity on...

Former Editor of the International Medieval Bibliography (IMB), Dr Simon Forde, joined the team in 1987 as an assistant to the then-editor, Katy Cubitt. He spoke to us about his memories of the digitalisation of the IMB. ‘I started working at the IMB in the summer and I was assistant...

To celebrate the 25th International Medieval Congress (IMC) this year, we have been speaking to some of our delegates, past and present. Dr Simon Forde is the founding Director of the IMC, and told us about the organisation of the first conference in 1993. ‘In 1992, Lesley Johnson, Wendy Childs,...

Nada Zečević (Royal Holloway, University of London) attended her first IMC in 2002. We spoke to her about the impact it has had on her career. My research history is a little unusual compared to many Western European scholars. I’m from Bosnia-Hercegovina. Unfortunately, near the end of my studies the...

Feyza Sacmali (Marmara University) attended the IMC for the first time last year. She spoke to us about her experiences at the Congress and plans for the future. I specialize in Christianity and history of religions in general, and medieval Christian heresies in particular, as well as focusing on the...

Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides (Macquarie University) first came to the IMC in 2013. We asked her what brought her back in 2017, and how she sees medieval studies changing. I’m a classicist. My research covers a number of topics, including the reception of classical themes in an early medieval Christian context. My...

Victoria Yuskaitis, one of our PhD students, visited a series of medieval Shropshire churches on a research trip to investigate the archaeological evidence for anchorites. She had this to say about her experience. I went on a research trip to Shropshire from 19-22 April, to investigate eight area churches for...

Ahmed Hussein, Department of Archaeology, University of Khartoum, attended his first IMC in 2017, with support from an IMC Bursary. He spoke to us about his experience at Leeds. “The IMC Bursary I received gave me significant help in covering the expenses of attending the IMC. I would not have been able...

Dr Renée Ward is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval Literature at the University of Lincoln. Her research interests include the literature of the medieval period, Middle English romance, the monstrous, and medievalism, especially in children’s literature. Currently, Renée is working on a book focusing on werewolves in medieval romance, and researches medieval outlaw ballads. She...