Illinois Medieval Association 

Serving Illinois Medievalists since 1983

34th Illinois Medieval Association Conference

  • 25 Feb 2017
  • 26 Feb 2017
  • Northwestern Universtiy


  • Northwestern students and faculty; ID will be required at the registration desk.
  • Students, emeritus faculty, independent scholars

2017 Illinois Medieval Association Conference 

Medieval Environments 

February 25-26, 2017
Northwestern University,
Evanston, IL USA 

Early registration is now open and will remain open until February 20. After that, participants will need to register at the conference. 

Regular Registration: $90

Special Registration (students, emeritus faculty, independent scholars: $55

Northwestern students and faculty: free

If you will be traveling to the conference from outside of the Chicago area, there are a number of convenient lodging options in Evanston, all within walking distance of campus:

Hotel Orrington:

The Homestead:

Hyatt House:

Hilton Garden Inn:


We are pleased to announce the 34rd annual conference of the Illinois Medieval Association. Since 1983, the Illinois Medieval Association has brought together medievalists from Illinois and surrounding regions. We invite papers and complete sessions on any aspect of the 2017 conference theme: medieval environments. The modern English term environment has its roots in the Middle French environner, the action of surrounding or encircling. In recent years, much exciting work has revealed the intricate relationships between medieval people and their various environments–from ecocritical considerations of land, sea and air to considerations of the built, intellectual and spiritual environments humans crafted for themselves. In this conference we hope to bring new work on these various strands of investigation into more explicit dialogue. We encourage paper and session proposals from all fields that engage with any aspect of the many medieval environments. 

Keynote speaker: Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (The George Washington University) 

To be considered for participation, please send 300-word abstracts for either individual papers or panels to by December 15, 2016.

English Department, Millikin University, 1184 W. Main St., Decatur, IL, 62522

Phone: 217-362-6465


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